• 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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  • TDOE Appoints Kristy Brown as Chief Academic Officer

    Thursday, June 22, 2023 | 08:30pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced Kristy Brown, Director of Schools for Jackson County Schools, will join the department as Chief Academic Officer (CAO), effective July 15, 2023. Brown's responsibilities as CAO will include the divisions of instructional strategy, early learning, special education and intervention programs, and learning acceleration, including the Reading 360 and TN ALL Corps strategic initiatives, as well as Career and Technical Education (CTE), which prepares students for success in their chosen career pathway after high school graduation.

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  • TDOE Releases 2023 TCAP 3rd Grade Appeals Data

    Thursday, June 15, 2023 | 01:27pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released data about third grade retention appeals, marking approximately two weeks left for families to submit a form to the department appealing decisions about their student’s potential retention in third grade. The appeals window will remain open until June 30, 2023, and the form is accessible here.

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  • TDOE Reading 360 Literacy Trainings Available This Summer for Tennessee Teachers

    Wednesday, June 14, 2023 | 08:56am

    Nashville, TN—Throughout this summer, the Tennessee Department of Education is highlighting literacy trainings available now through the end of July for Tennessee teachers to enhance their skills in implementing reading strategies within their classrooms. Over the past two years, thousands of educators in various roles have completed the trainings, totaling nearly 50,000 educators and administrators trained.

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  • TDOE Announces Presidential Teaching Award State Finalists

    Thursday, June 08, 2023 | 01:00pm

    Nashville, TN — Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced three state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The PAEMST award is the nation’s highest honor for U.S. K–12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teachers.

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  • TDOE Releases 2023 TCAP District-Level 3rd Grade ELA Retake Eligibility & Performance Data

    Wednesday, June 07, 2023 | 03:35pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released district-level data on the TCAP retake opportunity, one of the pathways to promotion for third grade students who may benefit from extra learning supports. The data, accessible here, includes district-level percentages of third grade students who were eligible to take the retake, who participated in the TCAP retake, and who improved their performance on the TCAP retake, benefitting from participating in this pathway to promotion to fourth grade in the upcoming school year.

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  • TDOE, TSIN Announce 26 Tennessee Schools Receive STEM/STEAM Designation

    Thursday, May 18, 2023 | 10:00am

    Nashville, TN— Today, the Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) announced 26 schools have received the Tennessee STEM/STEAM School Designation for 2023. This honor recognizes schools across the state for preparing students for postsecondary and future career success by committing to promote STEM/STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) learning for all students.

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  • TDOE Awards $560M in Innovative School Models Grants

    Tuesday, May 16, 2023 | 09:46am

    Nashville, TN – As part of the Tennessee’s ongoing commitment to bring Innovative School Models (ISMs) to every public middle and high school in Tennessee, the Tennessee Department of Education has awarded over $560 million across 137 public school districts and 45 public charter schools to invest in students and their postsecondary success. Thanks to the historic investment by Governor Lee and the Tennessee General Assembly, this grant funding was distributed over 182 grants to increase opportunities for career readiness and student success statewide.

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  • TDOE Launches TISA Steering Committee

    Tuesday, May 02, 2023 | 03:00pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education launched the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA) Steering Committee to advise the implementation of the new, student-based K-12 education funding formula, which goes into effect the 2023-24 school year.

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  • Gov. Lee Announces Key Leadership Transition at TN Department of Education

    Monday, May 01, 2023 | 03:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the appointment of Lizzette Gonzalez Reynolds as commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE), effective July 1. Reynolds will succeed Dr. Penny Schwinn, who will step down at the end of the school year after more than four years of service to Tennesseans.

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