• 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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  • TDOE Launches TN ALL Corps District Support Network

    Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 10:00am

    NASHVILLE, TN – Today, the Tennessee Department of Education continues to celebrate TN ALL Corps throughout the month of September with the launch of the TN ALL Corps District Support Network to provide opportunities for school districts to engage in collaborative learning experiences, share best practices and enhance local tutoring programs.

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  • TDOE Announces School and District Designations for 2021-22 School Year

    Monday, September 12, 2022 | 03:00pm

    NASHVILLE, TN — Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced the school and district designations for the 2021-22 school year, which includes the highest performing schools and districts for academic achievement and student growth. Across the state, 427 schools spanning 92 districts received designation as a Reward school, and 16 districts received designation as an Exemplary district.

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  • Tennessee Announces 2022-23 Principal, Supervisor of the Year Finalists

    Thursday, September 08, 2022 | 09:00am

    NASHVILLE, TN— Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced the nine finalists for the 2022-23 Tennessee Principal of the Year and nine finalists for Supervisor of the Year awards. The finalists represent each Center of Regional Excellence (CORE) region in the state, with three finalists in each Grand Division: West, Middle, and East.

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  • TCAP Family Portal Now Includes Lexile Reader Levels for Students

    Wednesday, August 31, 2022 | 12:00pm

    Nashville, TN— With the 2022-23 school year in full swing, the Tennessee Department of Education concludes the “Know More, Learn More TN” back to school campaign with an encouragement to all families to support their student’s reading progress by learning about their Lexile level. Newly added this week in the TCAP Family Portal, Lexile levels for each student provide parents and families with the information they need to support their student’s reading skills and find reading materials to match and further develop the student’s reading skills.

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  • Tennessee Announces 2022-23 Tennessee Teacher of the Year  

    Thursday, August 25, 2022 | 08:00pm

    NASHVILLE, TN—This evening, the Tennessee Department of Education announced Dr. Melissa Collins, an educator from Memphis-Shelby County Schools, known for her engaging and innovative STEAM initiatives, was named the 2022-23 Tennessee Teacher of the Year at the department's annual Excellence in Education celebration.

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  • TDOE Announces $10.2M Resilient School Communities Grant Available for all Tennessee Public School Districts

    Wednesday, August 24, 2022 | 12:00pm

    Nashville, TN – Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced the Resilient School Communities Grant opportunity is open for all Tennessee public school districts, a $10.2 million dollar investment to address needs for school-based supports, expand school-based initiatives, and increase staff capacity to best serve students.

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