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Austin Peay State University’s Eriksson College of Education awarded $600K grant

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Eriksson College of Education was awarded a $600,000 grant from the Tennessee Department of Education earlier this month  – the largest grant in that college’s history – to develop an innovative, job-embedded program for aspiring assistant principals.

Austin Peay State University Claxton Building. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Claxton Building. (APSU)

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Tennessee Department of Education Launches “Grow Your Own” Initiative

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education, in an effort to support districts in recruiting and better preparing future teachers, has approved its first “Grow Your Own” partnership.

Commissioner Penny Schwinn is committed to identifying best practices in Tennessee’s districts and creating the conditions for them to flourish and expand.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) in partnership with Austin Peay State University (APSU) has 40 future teachers who will earn a free bachelor’s degree in only three years.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) in partnership with Austin Peay State University (APSU) has 40 future teachers who will earn a free bachelor’s degree in only three years.

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APSU, CMCSS partner on innovative three-year residency and degree program

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) says that in 1975, 22 percent of all college students dreamed of becoming teachers. Forty-four years later, that number has plummeted to about 4 percent, prompting the CBS Evening News to recently label the national teacher shortage “an education crisis.”

Austin Peay State University and the Clarskville-Montgomery County School System partner to provide 20 recent high school graduates and 20 CMCSS teacher’s aides with an accelerated, free path to become full-time school system teachers in just three years.

Austin Peay State University and the Clarskville-Montgomery County School System partner to provide 20 recent high school graduates and 20 CMCSS teacher’s aides with an accelerated, free path to become full-time school system teachers in just three years.

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Tennessee Educator Survey Highlights Teacher Empowerment, Understanding of Standards

 

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Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has released the results from the 2018 Tennessee Educator Survey, which was completed by nearly 40,000 Tennessee educators, representing 58 percent of the state’s teachers – an all-time high response rate.

Survey results point to progress made and maintained in a number of areas, alongside several areas where our state’s educators continue to see a need for improvement.

2018 Tennessee Educator Survey Highlights

2018 Tennessee Educator Survey Highlights

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Give Teachers the Gifts they really want for the Holidays

 

ChristmasClarksville, TN – You have a few children in school, each of whom has one to six teachers. You want to do something nice to say thanks to each teacher, but you’re definitely on a limited budget. Here are some ideas that may help you out.

Christmas Classroom

Christmas Classroom

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam proposes Flexibility for Teachers

 

Proposal gives teachers the choice to include 2015-16 TNReady results if scores benefit them

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced he would seek additional flexibility for teachers as the state continues its transition to the TNReady student assessment.

Under the proposal, teachers would have the choice to include or not to include student results from the 2015-2016 TNReady assessment in his or her evaluation score, which typically consists of multiple years of data.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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How much does the Home Life of a Child effect their Education

 

TeachersClarksville, TN – Educators have been under the gun for the perceived lack of progress children are making in school. All kinds of arm chair jockeys have jumped in to “fix” the educational system. Testing has become the mecca for deciding what a child knows or doesn’t know. Evaluating teachers has become the bar for whether or not they retain their jobs.

Let’s look at the other side of the picture for a minute as we start to throw the baby out with the bathwater in education.

How Much Influence on a Child's Education Does Home Life Provide.

How Much Influence on a Child’s Education Does Home Life Provide.

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A Dedicated Team

 

TeachersClarksville, TN –  A large group of professionals get together and plan an extensive training just for you. The entire purpose of this training is to help you become successful in whatever career you choose. Can you picture this.

These people are serious about creating challenges for every aspect of your interests and talents. They spend not only the hours of the day for which they are paid but stay late and constantly design even better training tools.

In the summer they take extra classes to hone their skills. They spend their own money to supplement the meager tools and equipment their company provides for them. They read constantly to learn new techniques that can make their professional skills more proficient.

Helping A Student

Helping A Student

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Where Can You Find a Winning Team like this

 

TeachersClarksville, TN – Imagine this. Extensive training just for you is planned by a large group of professionals. The entire purpose of this training is to help you become successful in whatever career you choose.

These people are serious about creating challenges for every aspect of your interests and talents. They spend not only the hours of the day for which they are paid but stay late and constantly design even better training tools.

In the summer they take extra classes to hone their skills. They spend their own money to supplement the meager tools and equipment their company provides for them. They read constantly to learn new techniques that can make their professional skills more proficient. «Read the rest of this article»

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Are Statistics a True Measure of Learning in Schools?

 

TeachersClarksville, TN – Let’s face it. School evaluations are ruled by statistics these days. Teachers are being evaluated by how well their students are doing on standardized tests. Student end of year grades are being influenced by their statistical performance on standardized tests because those measurements are now being averaged as a percentage of those grades.

Statistics is a branch of math that is involved with looking at numerical data and interpreting what those numbers mean.

Let’s put aside the statistical possibility that a child might have had a bad night the night before the test (like the police arriving to take a parent to jail, or a sibling who was sick and cried most of the night, or the child himself/herself being so nervous s/he was up all night throwing up!). «Read the rest of this article»

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