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Tennessee Department of Education, Partners receive almost $1M Career Pathways Research Grant

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced the state has been awarded an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) grant for nearly $1 million to support the Analyzing and Understanding the Educational and Economic Impact of Regional Career Pathways research project.

Grant Funding to Support Research on Regional Career Pathways

Grant Funding to Support Research on Regional Career Pathways

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13 Tennessee Schools Receive STEM Designations

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) have announced 13 schools received the Tennessee STEM School Designation for 2021.

The honor recognizes schools for preparing students for postsecondary and future career success by committing to promote STEM and/or STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) learning for their students.

Tennessee Department of Education announcement Brings State’s Total STEM-Designated Schools to 61.

Tennessee Department of Education announcement Brings State’s Total STEM-Designated Schools to 61.

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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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Tennessee Department of Education announces Spring STE(A)M Resource Hub launched

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) announced the launch of the Spring STE(A)M Resource Hub, which provides weekly challenges and activities for families and students to explore sustainability efforts around a healthy and safe world, food, a clean earth, and industry innovation.

+64K Unique Visitors of All 3 Tennessee STE(A)M Resource Hubs

+64K Unique Visitors of All 3 Tennessee STE(A)M Resource Hubs

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Austin Peay State University professor Meagan Mann’s Google Grant to help Local Students struggling with Remote Learning

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – During the long months of this COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Meagan Mann, Austin Peay State University (APSU) associate professor of chemistry, has noticed a common theme in her social media feeds – parents of school-aged children are frustrated.

Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Meagan Mann. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Meagan Mann. (APSU)

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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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Marsha Blackburn Fights For Tennessee Troops, Strengthens National Defense

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R—Tenn.) joined her colleagues in the United States Senate in passing the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act. As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, she fought for Tennessee’s military priorities and secured support for mission-critical projects that will benefit Tennessee.

“We must ensure that our troops have what they need to defend our nation and prepare for the future of warfare,” Senator Blackburn said. “Thousands of servicemen and women call Tennessee home and I have the special responsibility to look after each and every one of them.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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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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If Austin Peay Could Talk – Sheila’s Story

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – My mom is a retired teacher (and so is her sister), so education has always been an important part of my life. For my brother, sister and me, the question was not if we were going to college but where.  I graduated from the College of Charleston (CofC) in 1985. 

Sheila Bryant. (APSU)

Sheila Bryant. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University President Alisa White delivered on promise to ‘advance this institution’

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Dr. Alisa White assumes the presidency at Sam Houston State University in early August, she will leave Austin Peay State University (APSU) knowing she delivered on the promise she gave on a spring day five years ago. 

Dr. Alisa White. (APSU)

Dr. Alisa White. (APSU)

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