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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Signs Executive Order Transferring Tennessee Early Intervention System

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – On Monday, December 2nd, 2019, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued an executive order transferring the Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS) from the Tennessee Department of Education to the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to better align services for children with disabilities.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee State Board of Education asks Public to Share Feedback on K-12 Math Academic Standards

 

Tennessee State Board of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Board of Education is inviting the public to provide feedback and comments on the state’s K-12 mathematics academic standards through December 6th, 2019, at 12:00pm CT.

To facilitate suggestions on proposed revisions to the academic standards, the State Board launched a public review survey  to allow Tennesseans to share their opinions on the current math academic standards.

Tennessee State Board of Education wants the Public to give Feedback on K-12 Math Academic Standards.

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Tennessee ACT Participation at All Time High

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced today that a total of 63,829 students from Tennessee’s 2019 graduating class took the ACT, earning an average composite score of 20.

This represents a 98 percent participation rate, which is an all-time high in the state. Of those students, 41.7 percent earned a score of 21 or higher, making them eligible for the HOPE scholarship.

Tennessee ACT 2019

Tennessee ACT 2019

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Tennessee Students Show Modest Math Gains on Nation’s 2019 Report Card

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Nation’s 2019 Report Card was released this morning.  According to the results, Tennessee students made noteworthy gains in 4th grade math, but saw virtually no statistical gains in the other subject areas that were tested, compared to 2017. 

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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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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Launches Governor’s Civics Seal and Mini-Grants

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – On Thursday, October 10th, 2019, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the launch of the Governor’s Civics Seal and mini-grant program to provide support and recognize schools and districts that prioritize teaching our nation’s history and civic values.

“I am proud to launch this initiative to inspire our Tennessee students to be civically engaged,” said Governor Lee.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Graduation Rate Continues to Rise

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Today, the Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced that the graduation rate for the 2018-19 school calendar year was 89.7 percent. 

Not only is that more than half a percentage point higher than the previous year, but it’s the highest graduation rate on record for Tennessee.  That translates into an increase of 183 graduates statewide.

Education Regional Partnerships Double Across the State

Education Regional Partnerships Double Across the State

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Tennessee Department of Education releases 2019 TNReady Results

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN –  The Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn has released the TNReady assessment results which indicates that students across the state are performing better in almost all math subjects. 

The TNReady scores also show that more than half the schools in Tennessee – 56 percent – improved their growth scores (TVAAS scores) from the previous year, with 41 percent of all schools earning a level 4 or 5 TVAAS rating which measures year-to-year growth.

TNReady assessment results have been released by the Tennessee Department of Education.

TNReady assessment results have been released by the Tennessee Department of Education.

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APSU professor Harriet McQueen’s stolen billfold found down the hall 32 years later

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Thirty-two years ago, during the 1987 fall semester, a thief snatched Dr. Harriet McQueen’s billfold from her desk drawer in the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Kimbrough Building.

Drs. Harriet and Leon McQueen look through the billfold’s contents, untouched for nearly 32 years. (APSU)

Drs. Harriet and Leon McQueen look through the billfold’s contents, untouched for nearly 32 years. (APSU)

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Clarksville’s Carmel Elementary School among 11 Schools to Receive Tennessee STEM School Designation

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced today that Clarksville’s Carmel Elementary School was one of  11 schools to receive the Tennessee STEM School Designation, bringing the total number of STEM designated schools to 26.

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