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Tennessee Recognized Nationally for Effective Use of Data

 

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Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee was listed among five states that are leading the way in the use of data to create evidence-based results for citizens, in a report issued by the national nonprofit organization Results for America.

Tennessee joined Colorado, Oregon, Minnesota and Washington as states recognized for outstanding performance. The recognition was announced at an event in Washington hosted by the National Governors Association.

Results for America says Tennessee among five states leading on evidence-based performance

Results for America says Tennessee among five states leading on evidence-based performance

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Tennessee receives $7.9 million FCC Telehealth Grant to expand Health Care Services to Rural and Underserved Patients

 

Tennessee CoverKidsNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced that Tennessee will receive a $7.9 million grant from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expand the Tennessee Telehealth Network (TTN) to an additional 400 facilities and make health care services more readily available to Tennesseans in rural and underserved communities.

TTN is a program of the non-profit Community Health Network (CHN), whose 62 clinics and the Tennessee Primary Care Association make telehealth technology accessible to rural Tennessee health care providers.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Department of Children’s Services Three Branches Institute Addresses Child Safety, Juvenile Justice

 

Initiative aligns work of the executive, legislative and judicial branches

Tennessee Department of Childrens ServicesNashville, TN – During the coming year, the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services will continue the Three Branches Institute, an initiative bringing together members of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches to work with the department on strengthening the state’s child protection and juvenile justice systems.

“For Tennessee to have a strong and effective system of children’s services, the three branches of government must have a clear vision on the mission of the services, and confidence that the services are generating desired outcomes,” said DCS Commissioner Jim Henry. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Selects More Than 700 Teachers to Help Lead Common Core Transition

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education is enlisting the help of more than 700 teachers to help their peers navigate the transition to the Common Core State Standards.

This year’s cohort will help lead 5 weeks of summer trainings on the Common Core math, English/language arts and literacy standards, reaching more than 30,000 teachers across the state. They follow in the footsteps of last year’s 200 coaches, who have spent this school year guiding their colleagues on the Common Core transition in math for grades 3-8. «Read the rest of this article»

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With $1 million grant, APSU named key leader in improving graduation rate

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will be the key leader in Tennessee to help other colleges and universities with a nationwide challenge to impact degree completion in higher education with the help of a $1 million Completion Innovation Challenge grant.

In July 2010, the National Governors Association adopted Complete College America’s metrics as part of its Complete to Compete initiative. All 50 states competed for $1 million grants to fuel reform in college completion.

Gov. Bill Haslam (from left), APSU Provost Dr. Tristan Denley, Dr. Richard Rhoda, executive director of Tennessee Higher Education Commission, and Stan Jones, president of Complete College America, announce Tennessee as the recipient of a $1 million Complete Innovation Challenge grant July 25th in Nashville. (Photo by Bill Persinger, APSU Public Relations and Marketing)

Gov. Bill Haslam (from left), APSU Provost Dr. Tristan Denley, Dr. Richard Rhoda, executive director of Tennessee Higher Education Commission, and Stan Jones, president of Complete College America, announce Tennessee as the recipient of a $1 million Complete Innovation Challenge grant July 25th in Nashville. (Photo by Bill Persinger, APSU Public Relations and Marketing)

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