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Tennessee Department of Education receives $1.2 Million in Funding to Increase Quality of Early Learning Programs

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced Monday that Tennessee was awarded an additional $1.2 million to further support high-quality early learning programs for classrooms across the state.

This funding is in addition to the nearly $70 million in Preschool Development Grants (PDG) the state received in 2014 to support pre-K expansion and enhancement in Nashville and the Shelby County in disbursements over four years.

Additional funding allows state to build on, assess early learning practices throughout Tennessee.

Additional funding allows state to build on, assess early learning practices throughout Tennessee.

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Tennessee Department of Education releases Read to be Ready results

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced the results from the second year of the Read to be Ready Summer Grant Program, which provides funding to educators to lead tuition-free, literacy-focused summer camps for students in need across the state. In 2017, about 8,000 rising first, second, and third grade students—7,500 more students than last summer—gained critical reading skills and increased in their motivation to read. 

Tennessee's Read to be Ready Summer Grant Program Shows Positive Results in Second Year.

Tennessee’s Read to be Ready Summer Grant Program Shows Positive Results in Second Year.

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Tennessee Public School Students Set New Record with ACT Average Score of 20.1

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen today announced that Tennessee public school students have crossed a new threshold, earning an average composite score of 20.1 on the ACT.

Tennessee public high school students improved from the 2016 average of 19.9, with more than 3,500 additional students taking the exam this year.

Tennessee School Students earned an average score of 20.1 on the ACT.

Tennessee School Students earned an average score of 20.1 on the ACT.

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Tennessee Department of Education Showcases Positive Statewide Momentum in First Year of Read to be Ready

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen today celebrated the strong movement forward in year one of Read to be Ready, a statewide campaign with multiple initiatives focused on helping our youngest learners build a strong foundation in reading.

She shared successes and key practices from individual classrooms, as well as how the state is helping to take those to scale. 

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