• TDOE Releases 2022-23 School Letter Grades

    Thursday, December 21, 2023 | 12:00pm

    NASHVILLE, TN – Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released the 2022-23 School Letter Grades to provide a provide a snapshot of how each school in the state is doing in meeting the state’s expectations for learning, including student achievement and academic growth measures for all schools, as well as a measure of college and career readiness just for high schools.

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  • TDOE Releases 2022-23 ACT State Results and Participation Rate Data

    Tuesday, December 19, 2023 | 03:00pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released the ACT state results and participation rate for the 2023 graduating class. Thanks to efforts by schools and districts to encourage student participation on the ACT, the overall statewide participation rate for the 2023 graduating class improved to 99 percent, with 64,422 graduates tested. This year, the state average composite ACT score remained steady at 19.0 for the 2023 graduating class.

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  • TDOE Announces 2023-24 Principal and Supervisor of the Year

    Friday, December 08, 2023 | 08:00pm

    Nashville, TN – This evening at the annual Excellence in Education celebration, the Tennessee Department of Education announced the 2023-24 Principal of the Year and Supervisor of the Year, along with the two 2023-24 Recognizing Inspiring School Employees (RISE) state finalists.

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  • TDOE Announces 2022-23 Governor’s Civics Seal District and School Recipients

    Tuesday, November 21, 2023 | 02:00pm

    Nashville, TN - Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced the 2022-23 Tennessee Excellence in Civics Education districts and schools. A total of 59 schools and two school districts are recipients of the Governor’s Civics Seal, which recognizes schools and districts that prioritize teaching the nation’s history and civics values. View the full list of recipients here.

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  • TDOE Releases 2022-23 Graduation Rate

    Monday, November 20, 2023 | 01:00pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced the 2022-23 statewide graduation rate is 90.6 percent, exceeding ninety percent for the first time and achieving the highest graduation rate on record since 2012.

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  • Tennessee Celebrates 9th Annual National Apprenticeship Week, Nov. 13-17

    Tuesday, November 14, 2023 | 03:00pm

    Nashville, TN— This week, November 13 – 17, the Tennessee Department of Education is celebrating the 9th Annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), highlighting how apprenticeship programs build a stronger workforce and address labor market challenges through a combination of on-the-job training and high-quality curriculum and instruction. Across the state, there are now 45 certified pre-apprenticeship programs to support high school students in transitioning to one of seven different registered apprenticeship programs across 15 different areas of coursework.

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  • Tennessee Students Selected for Q&A Session with International Space Station Astronauts

    Tuesday, November 07, 2023 | 10:24am

    NASHVILLE, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education is highlighting Brighton Elementary School in Tipton County Schools for being selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Downlink program to participate in a Q&A session with the astronauts currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The Earth-to-space call will air live on Wednesday, November 8th at 10:45 a.m. CT. The livestream is available here.

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  • TDOE, TERA Release Results of 2023 Tennessee Educator Survey

    Wednesday, November 01, 2023 | 02:00pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education and Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA) released key findings and responses from the 2023 Tennessee Educator Survey from nearly half of the state’s educator population. Responses from the 2023 survey are vital to informing the state’s work on improving the educator experience in Tennessee and supporting educators with meeting the needs of every student in the state. The department looks forward to continuing to attract and retain the best educators in Tennessee.

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  • TDOE Releases Tennessee’s Commitment to Early Literacy Report

    Tuesday, October 31, 2023 | 12:29pm

    Nashville, TN – Today, the Tennessee Department of Education (department) released a report, Tennessee’s Commitment to Early Literacy, providing updates on key policies, initiatives, and investments designed to focus on reading and to improve early literacy rates statewide.

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  • TDOE Announces School Letter Grades Working Group Members

    Tuesday, October 10, 2023 | 02:09pm

    NASHVILLE, TN — As the next phase of the engagement process on how to determine School Letter Grades, the Tennessee Department of Education announced the working group members representing district and school leaders, elected officials, parents, and education stakeholders to review the public comment submitted and make recommendations on the new calculations for each letter grade.

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