Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education this morning launched the state’s largest ever teacher training focused on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in math and English.
More than 32,000 Tennessee teachers have signed up for this voluntary training held in 17 different locations over the course of six weeks. Math training will occur in June, and English language arts and literacy training will take place during three weeks in July. «Read the rest of this article»
Golden Pond, KY – Applications for the 2013 Quota Deer Hunts at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area may be submitted July 1st-31st, online at www.lbl.org or by phone at 270.924.2065.
The application fee is $5.00 online, or $7.00 by phone. After applying, applicants can check back in late-August to see if they were drawn.
Quota hunts provide unique recreational opportunities within the LBL region and help maintain a healthy deer population. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN –women’s basketball head coach Carrie Daniels has announced the addition of Dean Walsh to her coaching staff for the 2013-14 season, effective Monday.
Walsh, who was an associate head coach at Gardner-Webb last season, fills the position left vacant by the departure of Jessica Grayson last fall and joins assistant coaches Brooke Armistead and Jerome Jackson on Daniels’ staff.
Nashville, TN – Farmers markets: they’re not just for cities, anymore.
Tennessee’s farmers markets are popping up everywhere—even in the heart of Tennessee farm lands. You’d think that in areas where many in the community still farm and grow gardens, the farmers market concept wouldn’t get much traction, but in fact, it’s in small towns and rural communities that most new farmers markets are showing up. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Board of Pharmacy has taken action to strengthen its efforts to better assure safe, sterile compounding of drugs by entities licensed by the state.
The measures collectively address the need for safe, effective and available medications for patients who need them. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – If “blackberry winter” is a chilly spell in April, then the blackberry winter of 2013 lasted all April long. Tennessee’s wet, cool spring certainly gave blackberries plenty of water and time to grow.
Fortunately, summer’s sun and heat showed up just in time to bring out the sweetness in this year’s crop, and the state’s blackberry growers anticipate a banner year. Some Tennessee berry growers will just have to wait a little longer than others, though, depending on where they live.
Nashville, TN – Health officials in Davidson, Knox and Shelby Counties have identified batches of mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus in 2013, and one human case of WNV has been reported in Tennessee so far this year.
The Department of Health is reminding Tennesseans to take steps to eliminate mosquito habitats and protect themselves from bites from mosquitoes that may transmit the virus.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans have come to an agreement of terms with wide receiver Justin Hunter who they took in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
The Tennesee Titans made an aggressive move up to the 2nd pick (34th overall), from the Kansas City Chiefs through the San Francisco 49ers, to grab Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Justin Hunter in the second round.
Governor Bill Haslam proclaims day in Tribute to the Saftey and Dignity of Seniors
Nashville, TN – In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has issued a proclamation acknowledging WEAAD and reminding Tennesseans that “seniors are valued members of society, and it is our collective responsibility to ensure they live safely and with dignity.”
Since 2006, when purple was chosen as the awareness color for WEAAD, Tennessee has played its part in promoting a better understanding of abuse and neglect of elderly and vulnerable adults. This year, the Tennessee Department of Human Services will continue this effort. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Starting in 2010,has encouraged alumni, friends and supporters to give to The Legacy Campaign, the University’s current capital fundraising program that so far has significantly increased millions of dollars for scholarships and educational endeavors.
APSU is being recognized for its efforts with The Legacy Campaign.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education, known in the education circle as CASE, has selected APSU to receive the 2013 CASE Educational Fundraising Award, an honor given to superior fundraising programs at educational institutions across the U.S.
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