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Tennessee Department of Education announces 2015 Teacher of the Year Finalists

 

Names Them to Inaugural Advisory Council

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education is proud to announce the finalists for the 2014-15 Tennessee Teacher of the Year Award.

The nine finalists are elementary, middle, and high school educators from each Grand Division of the state. Grand Division winners and the Teacher of the Year will be selected from this group and announced later this fall. «Read the rest of this article»

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2014 TCAP Tests shows Tennessee Students making gains

 

Since 2011, more than 100,000 additional students are on grade level in math

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman today announced Tennessee students made gains in the majority of the state’s 31 grade and subject-level tests.

The biggest increases seen in the 2013-2014 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) results were in high school, where students made gains on five of seven high school tests. The 2014 results mark the second year of strong growth in a row at the high school level.

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Tennessee Students The Fastest Improving In The Nation according to 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress

 

Haslam announces 2013 results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress

State of TennesseeMount Juliet, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced that Tennessee had the largest academic growth on the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) of any state, making Tennessee the fastest improving state in the nation.

The NAEP results also show that Tennessee had the largest growth of any state in a single testing cycle since NAEP started nationwide assessments a decade ago.

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Tennessee Department of Education releases Redesigned 2013 Report Card

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The 2013 state Report Card posted on the Tennessee Department of Education website offers increased functionality for users to view detailed breakdowns of last year’s continued statewide student achievement growth.

The new design of the 2013 Report Card offers users the ability to create personalized comparisons between state, school, and districts on the following measures: achievement, ACT scores, graduation rate, student enrollment and ethnicity, and value-added composite scores. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Montgomery County School System Scores 3 A’s, 1 B in Achievement on State Report Card

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education today released its system by system report card and Clarksville-Montgomery County has scored an all-time high in both achievement and growth since the transition to the Tennessee Diploma Project standards.

CMCSS earned three A’s and one B in Achievement and three B’s and one A in  student growth.

CMCSS Director of Schools B.J. Worthington

CMCSS Director of Schools B.J. Worthington

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Commitment to Increase Teacher Pay

 

Governor: “We want to be the fastest improving state in the U.S. when it comes to teacher pay”

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam joined Department of Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman to announce the administration’s goal of becoming the fastest improving state in the nation when it comes to teacher salaries.

“We’re asking our students to be the fastest improving in the nation in education achievement, and the data is showing that we’re making real progress,” Haslam said. “Teachers are the single most important factor in student achievement, and higher accountability for teachers and proven results should be met with better rewards.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam

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Clarksville’s Norman Smith Elementary School Finalist for SCORE Prize

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School SystemMontgomery County, TN – The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) announced the 12 finalists for the third annual SCORE Prize, with local school Norman Smith Elementary among the group.

The prize recognizes the Tennessee elementary, middle, and high schools and school district that have most dramatically improved student achievement. «Read the rest of this article»

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Five CMCSS Schools Recognized in Tennessee’s Top 5 Percent

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School SystemMontgomery County, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education has recognized five Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) schools as being in the top five percent of schools statewide in one of two categories naming them “Reward Schools.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Education Releases 2012-13 District Accountability Results

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education recognized school districts across the state that significantly improved student performance and narrowed achievement gaps under Tennessee’s accountability system.

The following five districts achieved exemplary status: Bells City Schools, Bradford Special School District, Elizabethton City Schools, Perry County Schools and Stewart County Schools.

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Tennessee Public Schools New Textbooks available for Public’s Review

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – New K-12 social studies textbooks proposed for use in Tennessee public schools during the 2014-15 school year are on display in 10 district textbook collection sites located across the state.

As in past years, the public can review all textbooks at any time during the six-year adoption period, but public comments on the proposed social studies textbooks must be submitted by September 11th, 2013, to be considered by the publisher. Forms are available at each site for public input. «Read the rest of this article»

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