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Tennessee Classrooms Open to Learning and Parents

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education is encouraging all parents and guardians take an active role in their child’s education. November 18th, 2010 marks the 17th annual National Parental Involvement Day. In recognition, Tennessee is promoting new Parental Involvement Standards and more frequent participation from parents both at home and in the classroom.

“Parent involvement is a critical part of achieving a high quality education system and helps ensure student achievement,” said Governor Bredesen. “It is important that parents and educators form strong partnerships that will result in higher achievement of students.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Troops Answer Call of Duty in Classroom

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – This Veteran’s Day, the Tennessee Department of Education honors our national heroes for their service to the country and the classroom. Tennessee military personnel have the opportunity to start a second career as the great teachers and leaders needed in education through the Tennessee Troops to Teachers program.

“Tennessee is looking to fill our classrooms with highly qualified talent and positive role models,” said Education Commissioner Bruce Opie. “The men and women that have served our country are not only respected leaders, but the dedicated professionals that have the diversity, experience, and the skills to make a difference in classrooms.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Governor Bredesen Supports School Lunch Program

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Governor Phil Bredesen has proclaimed October 11th-15th, 2010, as National School Lunch Week in Tennessee in support for healthy, nutritious meals in schools. School systems across the state will provide fun and educational activities for Tennessee’s children to emphasize the importance of eating better to learn better.

“Proper nutrition is important to keep growing children healthy and helps prepare students to be ready to learn so they can succeed in school,” said Governor Bredesen. “School Lunch Week is a good time to refocus on nutrition and exercise as part of a balanced, healthy lifestyle for Tennesseans of all ages.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Secures $3.3 Million to Ensure Safe and Supportive Schools

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education has been awarded a $3.3 million grant by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools. The Safe and Supportive Schools (S3) grant aims to provide the resources for systems to measure school climate and safety at the building level and to help intervene in those schools with the greatest needs.

“School safety is about protecting more than just the personal safety of students, but also promoting a supportive learning environment,” Deputy Education Commissioner Bruce Opie said. “Creating a safe and positive learning environment is important and necessary to give each child the opportunity for academic success.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Wins $34.9 Million Teacher Incentive Fund Grant

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education has been awarded a $34.9 million grant by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Academic Improvement and Teacher Quality Programs. The Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant will support local efforts to improve student achievement by increasing teacher and principal effectiveness. 

“This grant will help us provide our students with the effective support they need and improve the overall education climate across the state,” Education Commissioner Tim Webb said. “I’m very pleased Tennessee will receive this funding over the next five years to develop and implement new performance-based teacher and principal compensation systems in high-need schools.” «Read the rest of this article»

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New Textbooks Available for Public Review

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – New Mathematics textbooks proposed for use in the public schools are now on display in ten district textbook collection sites located across Tennessee.

Citizens interested in reviewing the textbooks being considered for use beginning with the 2011-2012  school year should contact the director of the textbook collection site in their area. Parents, family members, educators and the general public are encouraged to visit the textbook sites and to participate in the review process.

“It is very important for the public to have access to the textbooks under consideration,” Morgan Branch, Director of Textbook Services, said. “Our goal is to provide a wide variety of materials that enrich and support the curriculum and to address the varied interests, abilities and learning styles of students.” «Read the rest of this article»

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