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Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee’s Education Innovation Recognized with Two Prestigious National Awards

 

The Education Commission of the States Recognizes Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and the SAILS Program

Tennessee State GovernmentWashington, D.C. –  Tennessee was honored this week with two national awards for education innovation from the Education Commission of the States at its annual National Forum on Education Policy in Washington, D.C.

The 2018 James Bryant Conant Award was formally presented to Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Friday, June 29th. The 2018 Frank Newman Award for State Innovation was awarded to Tennessee for the Seamless Alignment and Integrated Learning Support (SAILS) program, which helps high school students become college-ready in math and avoid remediation.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Governor Bill Haslam taps Mike Krause to lead Drive to 55, Tennessee Promise

 

Krause to Oversee Launch and Implementation of Tennessee Promise

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced that Mike Krause will join the Governor’s Office as executive director of the Drive to 55 and Tennessee Promise initiatives.

Krause will lead and manage the launch and implementation of Tennessee Promise and oversee all Drive to 55 efforts, including the statewide Seamless Alignment and Integrated Learning Support (SAILS) early math remediation program, online innovation initiatives, Degree Compass expansion, adult student analytics and research, veteran education efforts, and the development of post-secondary scorecards.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam unveils visionary “Tennessee Promise” during State of the State Address

 

Proposes free community and technology college education to every graduating senior

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – During his fourth annual State of the State address before the General Assembly, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam tonight introduced the “Tennessee Promise.”

The historic proposal commits to providing on a continuing basis two years of community college or a college of applied technology (TCAT) absolutely free of tuition and fees to graduating high school seniors.

“Through the Tennessee Promise, we are fighting the rising cost of higher education, and we are raising our expectations as a state,” Haslam said.  “We are committed to making a clear statement to families that education beyond high school is a priority in the state of Tennessee.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam delivered his State of the State address on February 3rd.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam delivered his State of the State address on February 3rd.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam shifts ‘Drive to 55’ Initiative into High Gear

 

Goal to have 55 percent of Tennesseans with certificates or degrees beyond high school by 2025

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today convened key stakeholders including members of the General Assembly and leaders from Tennessee’s four-year colleges and universities, community colleges, colleges of applied technology, chambers of commerce, the business community, and the state board of education to discuss the challenges Tennessee faces in building a strong workforce for today and in the future.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee expands Early College Math Program Statewide

 

SAILS Initiative to focus on increasing college readiness

Tennessee Board of RegentsNashville, TN – A highly successful, cutting-edge high school math intervention program piloted in Chattanooga will be expanded to serve students statewide, according to an announcement by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and Tennessee Board of Regents.

The Seamless Alignment and Integration of Learning Support (SAILS) program, pioneered at Chattanooga State Community College, focuses on high school seniors who score below readiness benchmarks in mathematics by delivering college remediation prior to graduation from high school. «Read the rest of this article»

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