• Tennessee Announces Continued Statewide Grow Your Own Investments

    Thursday, December 01, 2022 | 10:00am

    Nashville, TN—As part of the Grow Your Own celebration throughout the month of November, today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced continued investments for innovative educator preparation pathways through a component of Tennessee’s Grow Your Own initiative, the Tennessee Teacher Apprenticeship.

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  • TDOE Releases 2021-22 Report Card

    Monday, November 28, 2022 | 11:16am

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released the 2021-22 State Report Card, an online tool designed for parents, families and education stakeholders to understand how Tennessee’s districts and schools are serving students.

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  • West Tennessee Teacher Receives National Recognition as a Milken Educator

    Thursday, November 17, 2022 | 10:23am

    Nashville, TN— Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced a west Tennessee teacher Alexa Guynes, a 5th-grade teacher at Dogwood Elementary School in Germantown Municipal Schools, has been named a recipient of the prestigious Milken Educator Award, one of the highest honors in education that has been dubbed the “Oscars of Teaching” by Teacher Magazine.

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  • Tennessee Celebrates 8th Annual National Apprenticeship Week, Nov. 14-18

    Tuesday, November 15, 2022 | 09:30am

    Nashville, TN— This week, the Tennessee Department of Education is celebrating the important role apprenticeships play in postsecondary preparation during the 8th Annual National Apprenticeship Week, happening November 14-18. Specifically, the department is highlighting the Tennessee Teacher Apprenticeship, the first registered apprenticeship program for teaching in the country, paving the way for the future of the teaching profession.

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  • TDOE Releases 2020-2022 Accelerating Tennessee Report 

    Monday, November 14, 2022 | 10:26am

    Nashville, TN— Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released the 2020-2022 Accelerating Tennessee Report, highlighting how Tennessee continues to take bold action and increase opportunities for students across the state through strategic investments and initiatives aimed at accelerating academic achievement and promoting future success.

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  • Tennessee Leads the Way with New Statewide Teacher Apprenticeship Models

    Monday, November 07, 2022 | 03:20pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced continued momentum and recognition for innovative educator preparation pathways through a component of Tennessee’s Grow Your Own initiative, the Tennessee Teacher Apprenticeship models. Tennessee was the first state in the country to sponsor registered teaching apprenticeship programs between school districts and Educator Preparation Providers (EPPs), and Tennessee’s Teacher Apprenticeship models align leading practices in teacher preparation and development with the rigors of the nationally registered apprenticeship process.

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  • 2022 Nation’s Report Card Confirms Pandemic Impact on Tennessee Students

    Monday, October 24, 2022 | 01:37pm

    Nashville, TN— Today’s release of the 2022 Nation’s Report Card from the National Center of Educational Progress (NAEP) highlighted the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on students in Tennessee and nationwide and confirms the need for comprehensive academic supports and interventions that Tennessee has already launched to recover and accelerate student learning.

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  • TDOE Releases 2021-22 Graduation Rate Data

    Wednesday, September 28, 2022 | 04:06pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released the graduation rate data for the 2021-22 school year, which exceeds pre-pandemic levels. With a statewide rate of 89.8% of Tennessee high school students graduating on time in the 2021-22 school year, a total of 78 districts improved their graduation rates from last year, and 95% of eligible students in 53 districts graduated on time this year.

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  • TDOE, TSIN Launch “Reach Them All” to Support Computer Science Education in All Tennessee Public Schools 

    Tuesday, September 27, 2022 | 04:00pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education, in collaboration with the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN), launched the “Reach Them All” initiative to highlight the importance of computer science instruction for all student and provide Tennessee educators and district-level leadership professional development that integrates computer science practices into and across academic subjects and content.

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  • AP Access for ALL Enters Second Year of Providing Free, Online College-Level Classes While Celebrating First Year Results

    Tuesday, September 20, 2022 | 02:00pm

    NASHVILLE, TN - Today, the Tennessee Department of Education, in partnership with the Niswonger Foundation, highlighted the 2022 AP Access for ALL Annual Impact Report and the results of the first year of the program, which is providing free, online advanced placement courses for Tennessee high school students. More than 1,800 students signed up for classes this fall, an increase of more than 600 students from the 2021-22 school year.

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