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Lamar Alexander: We are #TennesseeStrong

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – More help is on the way for Tennesseans in the fight against COVID-19 Coronavirus. This week, Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed into law legislation to provide an additional $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program to continue to make loans to small businesses, $75 billion for hospitals, and $25 billion to strengthen COVID-19 testing.

With money made available in the CARES Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is sending an additional $3.2 million to the Tennessee Department of Health to help small, rural hospitals across Tennessee as we continue the fight against COVID-19 Coronavirus.  

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander, Sherrod Brown, Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Create National Network of African American Burial Grounds

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) have introduced bipartisan legislation to create a voluntary, nationwide network of African American burial grounds and to provide federal assistance to ensure the burial sites are preserved and maintained for future generations.

“Earlier this year, I joined a group of leaders to visit Union Baptist Cemetery in Cincinnati, and see all the work that was needed to restore the burial ground to the place of honor that it should be,” said Senator Brown.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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2018 TNReady Scores Show Mixed Results, Encouraging Areas of Progress

 

Tennessee Department of Education

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville TN – Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen announced the 2018 TNReady student assessment results, sharing that while results vary statewide, there are encouraging trends – including strong growth in English language arts for elementary grades and improvement in high school math.

Students in historically disadvantaged student groups also showed notable progress. Gaps between student groups narrowed in multiple areas, and students in Priority schools – including the Achievement School District – grew faster than their non-Priority school peers nearly across the board.

Tennessee Students improved most in early grades reading, narrowed achievement gaps; show need for deeper, more sustained work to support improvement.

Tennessee Students improved most in early grades reading, narrowed achievement gaps; show need for deeper, more sustained work to support improvement.

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Tennessee Department of Education approves New Steps to Reduce Testing

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced the approval of recommendations that will reduce student testing in 2018-19.

The recommendations are the first to be released by the state’s third Task Force on Student Testing and Assessment – which includes educators, parents, and education leaders from across the state – and they resulted from months of analysis and discussion, as well as additional surveys of high school teachers and parents. 

For the first time, Tennessee Department of Education eliminates two TNReady exams.

For the first time, Tennessee Department of Education eliminates two TNReady exams.

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Tennessee High School Students Scores Improve Across All Subjects In Second Year Of New Assessment

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has announced that Tennessee high school students improved across all subject areas – English, math, science, and U.S. history – on the 2016-17 TNReady end-of-course exams.

Thousands of additional students are meeting course expectations compared to last year, and the state reduced the percentage of students scoring at the lowest achievement level across all subject areas.

In 2015- 16, high school students set a new baseline in the first year of TNReady.

In 2015- 16, high school students set a new baseline in the first year of TNReady.

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APSU History Professor Dr. Sheena Harris teaches classes in Honduras

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Soto Cano Air Base sits at the bottom of the Comayagua Valley in the Central American nation of Honduras. It’s home to about 500 U.S. Army soldiers, and this past January, a handful of them gathered inside a small wood hut with a sheet metal roof.

The building served as a classroom for the first “on-the-ground” college courses offered at the remote base, and Dr. Sheena Harris, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of history, traveled all the way from Clarksville to teach the new classes.

Austin Peay Professor Dr. Sheena Harris

Austin Peay Professor Dr. Sheena Harris

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System improves in all Areas according to latest TCAP

 

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School SystemMontgomery County, TN – Clarksville-Montgomery County School System earned bragging rights as the Tennessee Department of Education announced student performance on the 2012 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program.

CMCSS has improved in achievement proficiency in all subject areas and grades, with the exception of U.S. History, which remains at an exceptionally high 97 percent proficient. «Read the rest of this article»

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New line for coalition forces, new life for Afghanistan

 

Written by Spc. Michael Vanpool
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Balkh Province, Afghanistan – More than 3,000 miles make up the borders of Afghanistan. Yet for all this land, there is not a single view of the ocean, much less a way to receive supplies through the waterways.

For years, Afghanistan and coalition forces have shipped most of their supplies through the Indian Ocean, then trucked through Pakistan before arriving in the south of Afghanistan.

A year ago, nearly three-quarters of everything entering the country came through Pakistan. Now, through a small town in the north, the dynamics are changing. The port of Hairatan is the final stop for cargo destined for Afghanistan through a railroad that starts in central Europe.

Local Afghans load containers of cargo for coalition forces in Afghanistan at the port of Hairatan. This past year, the amount of goods coming into Afghanistan through the railroad ending at Hairatan has doubled. The rails start in Central Europe, and make their final trip here over the Freedom Bridge from Uzbekistan. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes)

Local Afghans load containers of cargo for coalition forces in Afghanistan at the port of Hairatan. This past year, the amount of goods coming into Afghanistan through the railroad ending at Hairatan has doubled. The rails start in Central Europe, and make their final trip here over the Freedom Bridge from Uzbekistan. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes)

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