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Tennessee Department of Education, T-Mobile to Provide Districts Access to Over 200K Student Connectivity Devices

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education has announced a new five-year partnership, T-Mobile Tech for TN Students, to provide school districts across the state with access to over 200,000 student connectivity devices, or mobile Wi-Fi hotspot device, to provide directly to families at no cost to them. 

Partnership Providing Free Access to Mobile Wi-Fi for Tennessee Families

Partnership Providing Free Access to Mobile Wi-Fi for Tennessee Families

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Tennessee Senator Bill Powers announces significant Federal Funding going to Montgomery County Schools

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee State Senator Bill Powers (R-Clarksville) announced today that the Montgomery County School District will receive $26,035,378 through the second round of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER II).

District 22 Tennessee State Senator Bill Powers.

District 22 Tennessee State Senator Bill Powers.

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Tennessee Department of Education, Tennessee STEM Innovation Network Extend Winter STE(A)M Resource Hub Through March

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – This week, the Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) announced the Winter STE(A)M Resource Hub, which provides weekly challenges to guide students and families in problem-solving, working collaboratively, and exploring different careers and pathways, is being extended through March. 

+54K Unique Visitors of All 3 Tennessee STE(A)M Resource Hubs

+54K Unique Visitors of All 3 Tennessee STE(A)M Resource Hubs

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Calls for Special Legislative Session on Education

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has announced a call for the Tennessee General Assembly to convene for a special legislative session on January 19th, 2021 to address urgent issues facing Tennessee students and schools in the 2021-22 school year.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Department of Education Awards Over $700K for Middle School STEM Start-Up, CTE Career Exploration Grants

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – On Monday, November 23rd, 2020 the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) announced over $700,000 in additional grants will be awarded to districts to fund science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and middle school career and technical education (CTE).   

Funding is provided through Governor Lee’s Future Workforce Initiative, which is aimed at increasing access to CTE and STEM in the classroom. 

Over 30 Districts to Receive Grant Funding for Middle School STEM and CTE Education

Over 30 Districts to Receive Grant Funding for Middle School STEM and CTE Education

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Tennessee Department of Education?releases 2019-20 ACT State Results. Participation Rate Data

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education?released the ACT state results and participation rate for the 2020 graduating class.

Participation remained relatively stable with 62,564 graduates taking the ACT, and the state average composite ACT score for 2019-20 school year is 19.9, also relatively stable from the average composite score of 20.0 for the 2019-2019 graduating class. 

Participation Rate Remains Stable, State Average Composite Dips Slightly

Participation Rate Remains Stable, State Average Composite Dips Slightly

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Tennessee Department of Education announces Free Fall Sessions available for Tennessee Principal Professional Learning Series

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s Center for Educational Leadership announced additional live sessions as part of the Tennessee Principal Professional Learning Series, a free professional development resource for Tennessee’s principals to address challenges presented by COVID-19 Coronavirus. 

Tennessee Principals; Assistant Principals Invited to Participate in Live Sessions.

Tennessee Principals; Assistant Principals Invited to Participate in Live Sessions.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Calls For Temporary Suspension of Accountability Measures for 2020-2021 School Year

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn have called for removing negative consequences for schools and educators associated with student assessments for the 2020-2021 school year. Student assessments will be conducted as planned.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Department of Education receives $5.5 Million State Personnel Development Grant to Serve Students with Disabilities

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education has been awarded a five-year, $5.5 million State Personnel Development Grant to strengthen instructional practices for serving students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. 

Grant Builds Upon Work to Support Instruction for Students.

Grant Builds Upon Work to Support Instruction for Students.

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Tennessee Releases Data Showing Significant Learning Loss Among K-12 Students

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Education has released estimated data regarding learning loss for Tennessee students resulting from COVID-19 Coronavirus school closures through the summer months.

Preliminary data projects an estimated 50% decrease in proficiency rates in 3rd grade reading and a projected 65% decrease in proficiency in math.

Projected Losses Tied to Prolonged School Closures and Time Away From Classroom

Projected Losses Tied to Prolonged School Closures and Time Away From Classroom

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