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Tennessee Awarded $2 million To Implement Locally Driven Initiatives to Increase Career Readiness For Students

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – State leaders have announced that Tennessee has been named as one of 10 states to receive a $2 million grant to build on locally led initiatives that will strengthen and expand education-to-career learning pathways for Tennessee’s students.

The grant is through the New Skills for Youth program, which is supported by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Grant to help pilot long-term career readiness education programs that align with the needs of Tennessee employers.

Grant to help pilot long-term career readiness education programs that align with the needs of Tennessee employers.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Proclaims January 12th TN FAFSA Frenzy Day

 

Encourages Students to Submit FAFSA by January 17th to Meet Tennessee Promise Deadline

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has proclaimed Thursday, January 12th, as the first “TN FAFSA Frenzy Day,” encouraging high school seniors and current college students to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 17th to maintain eligibility for key scholarship programs including Tennessee Promise.

Tennessee Promise is the state’s groundbreaking scholarship and mentoring program that provides high school graduates two years of community or technical college free of tuition and fees.

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Clarksville Montgomery County School System Scores Top Marks in Student Achievement Growth

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education today released its annual report card, which includes 2015-16 high school end of course exams and eighth grade algebra achievement and growth data.

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) is one of only two systems of the 15 districts serving more than 10,000 students which scored perfect fives in the growth categories of literacy, numeracy, the combined literacy and numeracy, and composite.

Tennessee Department of Education releases an annual Report Card on Tennessee schools.

Tennessee Department of Education releases an annual Report Card on Tennessee schools.

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Tennessee Department of Education Personalized Learning Task Force Outlines Next Steps to Help Tailor Teaching for Each Student

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education announced new steps forward in its work to personalize learning for all students today, with a report that outlines key strategies and actions the department will take to support school districts in this area.

The report, which comes from the state’s Personalized Learning Task Force, is the result of 10 months of discussions and research and includes recommendations to guide personalized learning and align the work across the state to the department’s strategic plan, Tennessee Succeeds.

Tennessee Department of Education Task Force focused on blended learning, predictive analytics, micro-credentialing and competency-based education.

Tennessee Department of Education Task Force focused on blended learning, predictive analytics, micro-credentialing and competency-based education.

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Tennessee Students the Fastest Improving in the Nation in Science

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced that Tennessee students are the fastest improving in the nation in science, according to the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), commonly known as the Nation’s Report Card.

The last time fourth and eighth grade students both took NAEP science was 2009, and the 2015 NAEP results show Tennessee is the only state to grow faster than the nation in both grades with Tennessee students doubling the average national growth.

Tennessee is the Only State to Grow Faster than Nation in Both Grades on NAEP since 2009

Tennessee is the Only State to Grow Faster than Nation in Both Grades on NAEP since 2009

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Tennessee High School Students Awarded almost 7,500 More College Credits

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that nearly 7,500 more postsecondary credits were awarded to Tennessee public school students in 2016 when compared to 2014.

Additionally, more students than ever before in Tennessee are taking Advanced Placement (AP) exams, with 27,699 students taking one or more exam in 2016—up 8.8 percent from last year.

Nearly 7,500 more postsecondary credits were awarded to Tennessee High School Students in 2016 than in 2014.

Nearly 7,500 more postsecondary credits were awarded to Tennessee High School Students in 2016 than in 2014.

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Tennessee Department of Education Advances Reading Goals Through New Coaching Network

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced the launch of the Read to be Ready coaching network.

Two-hundred coaches and two-thirds of Tennessee school districts are participating in the new coaching network that is designed to provide intensive support and professional learning opportunities for educators focused on early grades reading.

The new coaching network builds on the work started by 20 Read to be Ready summer programs across the state, which were aimed at improving the reading and writing development of first, second and third grade students who were the furthest behind in reading.

Tennessee Department of Education launches Read to be Ready coaching network

Tennessee Department of Education launches Read to be Ready coaching network

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Clarksville Montgomery County School System Parent Stanley Woodall selected Volunteer of the Year

 

Woodall chosen by Tennessee School Boards Association

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – Stanley Woodall, the school system’s Parent Ambassador for Sango Elementary School, has been selected to receive the 2016 Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) Mid-Cumberland School Volunteer Recognition Award.

Woodall was recognized Thursday night at the TSBA Fall District Meeting at Stewart County Middle School.

Tennessee School Boards Association picks CMCSS Parent Stanley Woodall as Volunteer of the Year.

Tennessee School Boards Association picks CMCSS Parent Stanley Woodall as Volunteer of the Year.

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Tennessee Department of Department Highlights Successful Practices that Help Students Catch Up in Early Grades

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education released a report that analyzes the outcomes at schools that implemented a statewide model focused on addressing students’ individual learning needs, called Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI2).

Most notably, the report identifies what strategies have been used by schools that helped a high percentage of their non-proficient third grade students move to proficiency in English language arts and math between the 2013 and 2015 school years.

Tennessee Department of Education report shows Response to Instruction and Intervention program helps address individual students needs.

Tennessee Department of Education report shows Response to Instruction and Intervention program helps address individual students needs.

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New Report Outlines Innovative Steps for Creating Transformational Leadership Pipelines in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education is releasing a new report from the state’s Transformational Leadership Advisory Council, which recognized the importance of developing school leaders as a critical lever for supporting student achievement.

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen convened the advisory council in October 2015, and it included representatives from the state, advocacy organizations, national stakeholders, higher education, and school districts.

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Support the development, expansion, and evaluation of regional providers that focus on innovative leader development models in Tennessee

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