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APSU alumni John and Carolyn Lander create the Bryan and Helen Crutcher Endowed Scholarship

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) alumni John and Carolyn Lander recently made a generous contribution to the APSU Foundation to establish the Bryan and Helen Crutcher Endowed Scholarship to benefit Austin Peay students.

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

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Tennessee ACT Participation at All Time High

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced today that a total of 63,829 students from Tennessee’s 2019 graduating class took the ACT, earning an average composite score of 20.

This represents a 98 percent participation rate, which is an all-time high in the state. Of those students, 41.7 percent earned a score of 21 or higher, making them eligible for the HOPE scholarship.

Tennessee ACT 2019

Tennessee ACT 2019

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Retired Maj. William L. Sundy Memorial Endowment will support Austin Peay State University students studying to be STEM teachers

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Foundation recently received a generous gift from the estate of retired Maj. William L. Sundy (’72) to establish an endowed scholarship fund for APSU students.

Austin Peay State University students perform science experiments while preparing to become STEM teachers. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University students perform science experiments while preparing to become STEM teachers. (APSU)

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Tennessee Department of Education reports that over 50 percent of Public High School Seniors raise score on ACT Senior Retake

 

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Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Interim Commissioner Dr. Lyle Ailshie announced today that 76.1 percent of the state’s public high school class of 2019—53,478 students—participated in the department’s third ACT Senior Retake opportunity in October 2018, the state’s highest participation rate on record.

Of those seniors who retook the ACT in 2018, more than 50 percent increased their composite score from their junior year score, a 10.2 percent point increase from 2017.

Highest participation rate on record, 3,800 new students now eligible for $61.2 million in scholarships.

Highest participation rate on record, 3,800 new students now eligible for $61.2 million in scholarships.

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With record fall enrollment, APSU now Tennessee’s fastest-growing public university

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – It’s official – Austin Peay State University (APSU) is the fastest-growing public university in the state.

At a time when most colleges and universities are struggling to attract students, Austin Peay State University’s 4.7 percent increase far outpaced other schools and helped the University set a record enrollment this fall with 10,954 students.

Austin Peay State University (APSU) students gather in the Dunn Center for Freshman Convocation on August 24th, 2018. (Denzil Wyatt, APSU)

Austin Peay State University (APSU) students gather in the Dunn Center for Freshman Convocation on August 24th, 2018. (Denzil Wyatt, APSU)

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Tennessee Department of Education reports Students Break Records with Highest-Ever ACT Score and Participation Rate

 

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Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen today announced that Tennessee public school students have once again broken the previous year’s record by earning an average composite score of 20.2 on the ACT in 2018.

More than 1,400 new Tennessee Students now able to access up to $23.4 million in HOPE Scholarship funds.

More than 1,400 new Tennessee Students now able to access up to $23.4 million in HOPE Scholarship funds.

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Tennessee Department of Education Releases New State Report Card

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has unveiled the latest version of the state Report Card, which is now available on the department’s website.

This annual snapshot of school, district, and state performance offers users the ability to view multiple achievement and growth measures – in addition to metrics such as student enrollment, HOPE scholarship eligibility, school climate, and many others – in one central location.

Centralized Website Allows Communities to Easily View Data and Achievement of Schools, Districts.

Centralized Website Allows Communities to Easily View Data and Achievement of Schools, Districts.

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Tennessee Public School Students Set New Record with ACT Average Score of 20.1

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen today announced that Tennessee public school students have crossed a new threshold, earning an average composite score of 20.1 on the ACT.

Tennessee public high school students improved from the 2016 average of 19.9, with more than 3,500 additional students taking the exam this year.

Tennessee School Students earned an average score of 20.1 on the ACT.

Tennessee School Students earned an average score of 20.1 on the ACT.

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Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen Releases Update on State of Education

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Today, Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen released an update on the department’s strategic plan, Tennessee Succeeds, providing a snapshot of some of the department’s key work from the past year, progress toward our goals, vision for the work ahead, and picture of the state of education in Tennessee.

Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen

Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen

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Nearly 70,000 Tennessee Public School Students Eligible for Second Statewide ACT Retake Day

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that the state is expanding its ACT Senior Retake Day to all Tennessee public high school students in the class of 2018, totaling nearly 70,000 students.

In addition, the department is making it easier for public school seniors to retake the ACT this fall by offering this second opportunity during the school day in students’ own schools.

Education Regional Partnerships Double Across the State

Education Regional Partnerships Double Across the State

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