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APSU’s Prentice Chandler, Lisa Barron write book on rethinking Educational Partnerships

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 2018, Austin Peay State University (APSU) helped redefine how school systems recruit teachers amid a national teacher shortage. That year, APSU’s Eriksson College of Education developed a groundbreaking partnership with the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) 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's Dr. Prentice Chandler and Dr. Lisa Barron. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Dr. Prentice Chandler and Dr. Lisa Barron. (APSU)

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Tennessee Department of Education announces $2 Million Grow Your Own Grant for Innovative, No-Cost Pathways to Teaching Profession

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education has announced the Grow Your Own Competitive Grant, which makes available twenty grants of $100,000 each to form or expand  state-recognized Grow Your Own Partnerships to increase access and remove barriers to the teaching profession. 

Grant will Expand ‘Grow Your Own’ Partnerships to Strengthen Teacher Pipeline in Tennessee

Grant will Expand ‘Grow Your Own’ Partnerships to Strengthen Teacher Pipeline in Tennessee

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Tennessee Department of Education Launches TN Teacher Job Connection

 

TN Teacher Job Connection to Support Teacher Recruitment and Hiring

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Today, the Tennessee Department of Education launched the TN Teacher Jobs Connection, a new initiative to connect job-seeking teachers with opportunities in Tennessee’s schools and support district recruiting efforts. 

All students deserve to learn from an excellent teacher, but high-quality applicants may not be aware of all openings available to them in Tennessee.

New initiative will connect job-seeking teachers with opportunities in TN districts and schools

New initiative will connect job-seeking teachers with opportunities in TN districts and schools

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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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