Families play a vital role in a student’s education and a student’s first teacher. The department is focused on transparency and providing on-demand access to actionable data and resources for Tennessee parents, families, and stakeholders to continue partnering in this essential work.

We are committed to engaging with parents and families by providing access to data from our strategic initiatives to drive positive outcomes and data-driven decisions at each level of our state’s K-12 public education system. Tennessee will continue accelerating positive learning outcomes and providing access to the best resources, instruction, and supports for all students and educators.

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Latest News for Families


TDOE Highlights Reading 360 Family Literacy Events and Community Partnerships

Monday, March 13, 2023 | 09:00am

Nashville—Throughout Tennessee Literacy Month in March, the Tennessee Department of Education is highlighting family literacy events and community engagement opportunities for students and families across Tennessee. These events are in collaboration with community partners committed to helping their areas of the state cultivate a culture of literacy proficiency.

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Tennessee Celebrates Literacy Month During March

Monday, March 06, 2023 | 10:00am

Nashville, TN – Throughout the month of March, the Tennessee Department of Education invites all Tennesseans to celebrate Tennessee Literacy Month, spotlighting the Reading 360 initiative and the focus Tennessee’s educators, families, elected officials, and community partners have on improving literacy rates for all learners in the state.

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TDOE and GELF Partner to Give Free Reading Resources to Tennessee Families

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 10:00am

Nashville, TN — Today, the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE), in partnership with Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF), is opening up an opportunity for parents to order free at-home reading resources this winter for any of their children in grades K-2.

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