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  • TDOE Announces 18 Schools Selected for Teaching All Students Initiative Through $5.5M State Personnel Development Grant

    Friday, February 26, 2021 | 10:12am

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced the 18 schools selected to participate in the first cohort of the Teaching All Students (TAS) Initiative to serve students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. Through a five-year, $5.5 million State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG), the first cohort of this initiative will strengthen instructional practices in schools across the state to better support students with significant cognitive disabilities.

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  • Tennessee Awarded Nearly $7M in Grants for Computer Science Pathways and STEM Education

    Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 03:33pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced nearly $7 million in grants has been awarded to Tennessee to strengthen computer science pathways and STEM education and help more students be prepared for success after high school. With local, state, and national partners, Tennessee has been awarded the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) early phase grant for $4,000,000 and was one of only four states to be awarded the Out-of-School Time Career Pathway Program grant for $2,900,000.

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  • TDOE Announces 94 High Schools Earn the Tennessee Pathways Certification; Doubles Number of Career Pathways Statewide

    Tuesday, February 02, 2021 | 05:34pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced 159 pathways in 94 high schools and 51 districts have earned the Tennessee Pathways Certification for creating regional postsecondary opportunities. This more than doubles the number of Certified Pathways in Tennessee, bringing the total to 281 Certified Pathways in 136 high schools and 69 districts.

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  • TDOE Recognizes Five Exemplary ACCESS Districts

    Monday, January 25, 2021 | 01:28pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) announced five school districts- Chester County Schools, Houston County Schools, Lakeland School System, Marion County Schools, and Milan Special School District- have been selected as Tennessee Exemplary ACCESS Districts for their dedication to helping all students succeed. These districts have earned the Exemplary ACCESS designation by ensuring All Children are Challenged and Equipped for Success in School.

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  • Historic Session to Help K-12 Tennessee Students Comes to a Close

    Friday, January 22, 2021 | 01:27pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Lt. Gov. McNally, Speaker Sexton and members of the General Assembly closed a historic special session to address learning loss and the negative effects on student proficiency in reading and math marked by time away from the classroom due to COVID-19.

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  • Gov. Bill Lee Announces Intervention for Tennessee Students

    Thursday, January 14, 2021 | 04:44pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced special session legislation addressing K-12 student learning loss and the adverse effects on Tennessee students’ proficiency in reading and math after extended time away from the classroom due to COVID-19.

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  • 140,000 Families Across Tennessee Enrolled In Ready4K Texted-Based Program

    Monday, January 11, 2021 | 01:13pm

    Nashville, TN – Today, Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF), in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE), announced a statewide rollout of Ready4K, a research-based text messaging program to help parents support their students in learning at home. This marks the largest statewide rollout of the Ready4K program to date and this resource is being made available for free to Tennessee school districts by GELF and TDOE.

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  • TN Department of Education Awards $1M to Tennessee’s PBS Stations

    Friday, January 08, 2021 | 02:27pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced $1 million will be awarded to Tennessee's six PBS stations- WNPT Nashville, East Tennessee PBS, WCTE Upper Cumberland, WKNO Memphis, West TN PBS, and Chattanooga WTCI- for their partnership to engage families and support quality education for students across the state.

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  • TDOE and TSIN Extend Winter STE(A)M Resource Hub Through March

    Tuesday, January 05, 2021 | 12:42pm

    Nashville, TN—This week, the Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) announced the Winter STE(A)M Resource Hub, which provides weekly challenges to guide students and families in problem solving, working collaboratively, and exploring different careers and pathways, is being extended through March.

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