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Austin Peay State University’s Science on Tap happens tonight, virtually

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Science on Tap lecture series continues virtually tonight (May 4th) when Dr. Catherine Haase will present “Moose, Wolves, and Bats, oh my!” and will explain how mathematical models can help us unravel the effects of disease on animal energetics.

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CDE Lightband, TVA award Kenwood Middle School $5,000 in STEM Grant Funds

 

CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – In partnership with CDE Lightband, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and Bicentennial Volunteers Inc, Kenwood Middle School was awarded $5,000 in STEM grant funds. STEM at its core is a teaching philosophy that blends Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math together which offers students the opportunity to experience real-world applications.

(L-R) Energy Services Manager of CDE Lightband, John Jackson; Community Affairs Coordinator of CDE Lightband, Lindsey Pease; Principal of Kenwood Middle School, Marlon Heaston, Kenwood Middle School student, Brooklyn Ward (8th grade); Kenwood Middle School student, Kwace London (7th grade); Computer Literacy teacher at Kenwood Middle School, Chad Ward; Kenwood Middle School student Joshua Robinson (8th grade); Plant Manager of TVA Cumberland Fossil Plant, Mike Rawlings; Engineering Manager of TVA Cumberland Fossil Plant, Jim Alberda.

(L-R) Energy Services Manager of CDE Lightband, John Jackson; Community Affairs Coordinator of CDE Lightband, Lindsey Pease; Principal of Kenwood Middle School, Marlon Heaston, Kenwood Middle School student, Brooklyn Ward (8th grade); Kenwood Middle School student, Kwace London (7th grade); Computer Literacy teacher at Kenwood Middle School, Chad Ward; Kenwood Middle School student Joshua Robinson (8th grade); Plant Manager of TVA Cumberland Fossil Plant, Mike Rawlings; Engineering Manager of TVA Cumberland Fossil Plant, Jim Alberda.

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APSU statistics instructor Sam Ligo builds Real-World models to help Students grasp Math Concepts

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN –  Austin Peay State University statistics instructor Sam Ligo for years has used his woodworking skills and engineering know-how to build mathematical models – real-world 3D representations of the math – to help his students learn.

And over the summer, he built his latest learning tool – a Galton Board.

Austin Peay State University's Sam Ligo sits with some of the models he has created for his students. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Sam Ligo sits with some of the models he has created for his students. (APSU)

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APSU Governor’s School for Computational Physics uses old school tech, telegrams, to reach out to homebound students

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this summer, students at the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Governor’s School for Computational Physics got a special surprise delivered to their front doors: a telegram from the school.

“I wanted the students to have a memento of the weirdest Governor’s School ever,” said Bryan Gaither, Austin Peay State University’s professional mad scientist. 

One of the telegrams sent to students. (APSU)

One of the telegrams sent to students. (APSU)

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Tennessee State Board of Education asks Public to Share Feedback on K-12 Math Academic Standards

 

Tennessee State Board of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Board of Education is inviting the public to provide feedback and comments on the state’s K-12 mathematics academic standards through December 6th, 2019, at 12:00pm CT.

To facilitate suggestions on proposed revisions to the academic standards, the State Board launched a public review survey  to allow Tennesseans to share their opinions on the current math academic standards.

Tennessee State Board of Education wants the Public to give Feedback on K-12 Math Academic Standards.

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Tennessee Students Show Modest Math Gains on Nation’s 2019 Report Card

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Nation’s 2019 Report Card was released this morning.  According to the results, Tennessee students made noteworthy gains in 4th grade math, but saw virtually no statistical gains in the other subject areas that were tested, compared to 2017. 

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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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2018 TNReady Scores Show Mixed Results, Encouraging Areas of Progress

 

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Tennessee Department of EducationNashville TN – Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen announced the 2018 TNReady student assessment results, sharing that while results vary statewide, there are encouraging trends – including strong growth in English language arts for elementary grades and improvement in high school math.

Students in historically disadvantaged student groups also showed notable progress. Gaps between student groups narrowed in multiple areas, and students in Priority schools – including the Achievement School District – grew faster than their non-Priority school peers nearly across the board.

Tennessee Students improved most in early grades reading, narrowed achievement gaps; show need for deeper, more sustained work to support improvement.

Tennessee Students improved most in early grades reading, narrowed achievement gaps; show need for deeper, more sustained work to support improvement.

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Hopkinsville Community College student Joshua Rozmarynowski selected for NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project

 

Hopkinsville Community CollegeHopkinsville, KY – Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) student Joshua Rozmarynowski, 20, of LaFayette, Kentucky has been selected to travel to NASA’s Stennis Space Center February 20-23 to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) onsite experience.

Rozmarynowski has been selected as one of 171 community college students from across the U.S. to be part of the NCAS onsite experience.

Hopkinsville Community College student Joshua Rozmarynowski

Hopkinsville Community College student Joshua Rozmarynowski

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Clarksville Police Fatal Accident Crash Team provide educational opportunity to West Creek High School Students

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, Clarksville Police Officers from CPD’s Fatal Accident Crash Team in conjunction with West Creek High School teachers, provided a different type of educational opportunity to some West Creek High students.

Students were challenged to utilize skills taught to them in a classroom environment in a real world situation.

West Creek High School Students Use Classroom Skills in a Real World Environment. (Jim Knoll, CPD)

West Creek High School Students Use Classroom Skills in a Real World Environment. (Jim Knoll, CPD)

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