• AP Access for ALL Enters Third Year of Supporting Thousands of Tennessee Students

    Wednesday, September 27, 2023 | 11:20am

    NASHVILLE, TN – Today, the Tennessee Department of Education, in partnership with the Niswonger Foundation, highlighted the 2023 AP Access for ALL Annual Impact Report as the AP Access for ALL (APAA) program enters the third year of providing free, online advanced placement (AP) classes to Tennessee high school students. More than 2,200 students signed up to take APAA courses this fall, an increase of more than 77% from the start of the 2022-23 school year.

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  • Tennesseans Invited to Provide Public Comment on TISA CTE Proposed Rules

    Wednesday, September 06, 2023 | 12:00pm

    Nashville, TN — Today, the Tennessee Department of Education invites all Tennesseans to a public rulemaking hearing to provide public comment to the proposed revisions to the Career and Technical Education (CTE) portion of the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA) rule definitions. These revisions address the direct allocations component of the TISA Act. The hearing will take place on Thursday, September 21 at 1:00 p.m. CT in Nashville, Tennessee, and a recording of the hearing will be made available to the public after the event on the department’s website.

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  • TDOE Announces New State Turnaround Superintendent

    Thursday, August 31, 2023 | 12:02pm

    Nashville, TN— Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced Dr. Bren Elliott will be the new State Turnaround Superintendent and will oversee and support the statewide Achievement School District (ASD), in addition to serving certain priority schools who are identified as the most in need of support and improvement.

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  • Tennessee Announces 2023-24 Tennessee Teacher of the Year 

    Friday, August 25, 2023 | 08:00pm

    Nashville, TN— This evening, the Tennessee Department of Education announced Missy Testerman, an educator from Rogersville City Schools known for her compassion and dedication to her students and community, was named the 2023-24 Tennessee Teacher of the Year at the department’s annual Excellence in Education celebration.

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  • TDOE Launches Public Engagement Opportunities on School Letter Grades

    Wednesday, August 09, 2023 | 02:00pm

    Nashville, TN—Throughout the fall, the Tennessee Department of Education is inviting all Tennesseans to participate in public engagement opportunities on best practices for determining School Letter Grades, which will measure how the state’s K-12 schools are serving students and helping them succeed academically.

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  • TDOE Encourages Families to Engage with Student Scores on TCAP Family Portal

    Tuesday, August 01, 2023 | 03:00pm

    NASHVILLE, TN — As we begin the 2023-24 school year, the Tennessee Department of Education is encouraging all parents and families of students who took the TCAP in grades 3-8 and students who took end-of-course assessments to log in to the TCAP Family Portal for on-demand access to their student’s assessment results and more. The TCAP Family Portal is one of the department’s many free resources that provides districts, schools, families, legislators, and local communities with the tools to give students the best education and opportunities in the classroom and beyond.

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  • TDOE Releases Final 2023 TCAP 3rd Grade Appeals Data

    Wednesday, July 19, 2023 | 03:30pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released final data about third grade retention appeals, as the window for families to submit an appeal of decisions about their student’s potential retention in third grade closed on June 30, 2023.

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  • TDOE Releases 2022-23 District-Level TCAP Results

    Tuesday, July 18, 2023 | 02:00pm

    NASHVILLE, TN— Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released the 2022-23 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) district-level results, following the release of the state-level results last month. These results include both Fall 2022 end-of-course (EOC) exams and Spring 2023 exams in English language arts (ELA), mathematics, science, and social studies, and data is presented by subject, grade and student group, and district.

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  • TDOE Announces 2023-24 Tennessee Principal, Supervisor of the Year Finalists

    Wednesday, July 12, 2023 | 03:00pm

    NASHVILLE, TN— Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced the nine finalists for the 2023-24 Tennessee Principal of the Year and Supervisor of the Year awards. The finalists represent each of the state’s nine Center of Regional Excellence (CORE) regions, with three finalists in each Grand Division: West, Middle, and East.

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  • TDOE Launches TN PULSE

    Wednesday, July 12, 2023 | 09:00am

    Nashville, TN — To support individualized learning for Tennessee students in alignment with the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA) Act, the Tennessee Department of Education has launched a new statewide data management platform, Tennessee Plans for Unique Learning Success and Excellence, or TN PULSE.

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  • TDOE Welcomes Lizzette Reynolds as Tennessee Commissioner of Education

    Thursday, July 06, 2023 | 10:00am

    Nashville, TN— Last week, Lizzette Gonzalez Reynolds was sworn in as the commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Education, effective July 1. Reynolds’ career reflects a deep commitment to high quality education for all students, including work in school choice, assessment and accountability, college and career pathways and education policy.

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  • TDOE Awards Over $2.6M in 2023-24 Perkins Reserve Grants

    Monday, July 03, 2023 | 03:00pm

    Nashville, TN – Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced over $2.6 million in Perkins Reserve Grant (PRG) grant funds have been awarded to 32 school districts for the 2023-24 school year to support Career and Technical Education (CTE) across the state.

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  • TDOE Releases 2022-23 State-Level TCAP Results

    Thursday, June 29, 2023 | 02:01pm

    NASHVILLE, TN – Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released the 2022-23 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) state-level results, demonstrating increases in academic proficiency for students across all tested subjects and grades. These statewide results include both Spring 2023 and Fall 2022 end-of-course (EOC) exams in English Language Arts (ELA), mathematics, science and social studies, and data is presented by subject, grade and student group.

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