• Tennessee Releases 2021-22 TCAP State-Level Results Highlighting Significant Learning Acceleration

    Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | 03:00pm

    Nashville, TN- Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released the 2021-22 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) state-level results, which show how the state’s and districts’ shared commitment to mitigating learning loss and investing in student achievement is helping our students to recover and accelerate learning. These results include both spring 2022 and fall 2021 end-of-course exams in English Language Arts (ELA), mathematics, science and social studies.

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  • Tennesseans Invited to Respond to Proposed Rules on TISA Public School Funding Formula

    Monday, June 06, 2022 | 03:50pm

    Nashville, TN – Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released the proposed rules to implement the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA) Act. Informed by input from a variety of stakeholders—parents, educators, superintendents, and business and community leaders— all Tennesseans are now encouraged to submit public comment on the proposed rules by Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

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  • TDOE Releases New Resources on ‘Grow Your Own’ Educator Initiative

    Tuesday, May 31, 2022 | 11:30am

    Nashville, TN— Throughout the month of May, the Tennessee Department of Education has celebrated the state’s Grow Your Own (GYO) initiative by spotlighting the innovative educator preparation pathways available to help build and strengthen the teacher talent pipeline in Tennessee. New resources released today include a new GYO webpage, one-pagers and explainer videos to support anyone interested in participating in a GYO initiative.

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  • TDOE Announces the Accelerating TN 2022 Summer Bus Tour

    Friday, May 20, 2022 | 01:30pm

    Nashville, TN- Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced the Accelerating TN 2022 Tour, a statewide tour spanning 50 school districts over the course of three weeks to highlight summer learning opportunities. Department members, elected officials, and education partners will have the chance to join the various engagements to learn more about how schools are accelerating student achievement.

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  • TDOE, UT System Establish the Tennessee Grow Your Own Center

    Monday, May 16, 2022 | 12:00pm

    Knoxville, TN— Today, the Tennessee Department of Education and the University of Tennessee System announced the launch of the Tennessee Grow Your Own Center, a $20 million investment to support statewide scale for innovative educator pipeline work through Tennessee’s Teacher Apprenticeship model.

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  • Tennessee Celebrates Grow Your Own Initiative During May

    Wednesday, May 11, 2022 | 02:35pm

    Nashville, TN— Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced that, throughout the month of May, Tennessee will spotlight the state’s Grow Your Own initiative, which is inspiring the next generation of future teachers so that every student has access to a high-quality educator in their classroom.

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  • TDOE, TSIN Announce 27 Tennessee Schools Receive STEM/STEAM Designations

    Tuesday, May 10, 2022 | 01:30pm

    Nashville, TN— Today, the Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) announced 27 schools have received the Tennessee STEM/STEAM School Designation for 2022. Starting this school year, schools could either apply for a STEM or STEAM Designation through the designation rubric. Schools that sought to apply for the STEAM Designation emphasized the integration of the arts in their STEM application.

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  • 100+ Local Leaders Endorse TISA

    Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | 09:36am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s new student-based funding formula, called the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement formula (TISA), is gaining widespread support from more than 100 local leaders and stakeholders across the state.

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  • 2022 Spring TCAP Annual Assessments Launch Statewide Next Week

    Thursday, April 14, 2022 | 03:30pm

    Nashville, TN— With one of the longest running summative assessment programs in the country, Tennessee's 2021-22 Spring Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) testing window will begin on Monday, April 18th and close on Friday, May 6th. Students in schools across the state will take state summative assessments in general education subject areas—including English language arts (ELA), math, science, and social studies— to collect valuable data to inform strategic decision-making on how to best support Tennessee students.

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  • Three Tennessee Teachers Named 2022 Finalists for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching

    Friday, April 08, 2022 | 01:47pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced that three Tennessee teachers have been named state finalists for the prestigious Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), the highest honor for K–12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teachers.

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  • Two Middle Tennessee Teachers Receive National Recognition as Milken Educators

    Thursday, April 07, 2022 | 03:00pm

    Nashville, TN— Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced two Tennessee teachers—Raeven Brooks, 2nd grade teacher at Black Fox Elementary School in Murfreesboro City Schools and Tyler Hallstedt, 8th grade social studies teacher at Mt. Juliet Middle School in Wilson County Schools— have been named recipients of the prestigious Milken Educator Award, one of the highest honors in education that has been dubbed the “Oscars of Teaching” by Teacher Magazine. In addition to the honor of being a Milken Educator Award winner, these teachers have also received $25,000 from the Milken Family Foundation.

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  • TDOE Concludes Tennessee Literacy Month with Statewide Celebrations

    Thursday, March 31, 2022 | 03:12pm

    Nashville, TN—Throughout the month of March, proclaimed by Governor Bill Lee as Tennessee Literacy Month, the Tennessee Department of Education emphasized the state’s deep commitment to supporting students to become strong learners by completing more than 50 visits across the state to talk with school districts, communities and families about the Reading 360 initiative and free resources to help young readers.

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  • TDOE Announces $50M Grant Opportunity for Community Partners to Expand TN ALL Corps High-Dosage, Low-Ratio Tutoring Program

    Tuesday, March 22, 2022 | 12:54pm

    Nashville, TN— Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released a $50 million grant opportunity available for community partners to help expand the state’s TN ALL Corps high-dosage, low-ratio tutoring program to support students. Through the collaboration between school districts and regional community partners, these grant funds will provide an additional 30,000 at-risk students in 1st through 8th grades with access to one-on-one tutoring support to improve academic outcomes.

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