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  • TDOE Releases 2019-20 ACT State Results and Participation Rate Data

    Friday, November 20, 2020 | 02:21pm

    Nashville, TN—Today the Tennessee Department of Education released the ACT state results and participation rate for the 2020 graduating class. Participation remained relatively stable with 62,564 graduates taking the ACT, and the state average composite ACT score for 2019-20 school year is 19.9, also relatively stable from the average composite score of 20.0 for the 2019-2019 graduating class.

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  • TDOE Announces New PBS Content: Winter Foundations Bootcamp

    Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | 02:43pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced a new series of academic instructional videos will begin to air on PBS statewide, focusing on K-2 literacy and math foundational skills. The Winter Foundations Bootcamp will begin November 30 and run through the end of January.

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  • TN Teacher Jobs Connection Receives Over 1,300 Submissions Since May

    Monday, November 16, 2020 | 04:01pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced that the TN Teacher Jobs Connection has received over 1,300 submissions from interested teachers and teacher candidates who are interested in teaching in Tennessee. This initiative, originally launched in May, is meant to connect job-seeking individuals from across the state and country with opportunities in Tennessee’s schools and districts.

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  • Free Fall Sessions Available for Tennessee Principal Professional Learning Series

    Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 01:24pm

    Nashville, TN—The Tennessee Department of Education and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s Center for Educational Leadership announced additional live sessions as part of the Tennessee Principal Professional Learning Series, a free professional development resource for Tennessee’s principals to address challenges presented by COVID-19.

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  • TDOE Releases 2020-22 Tennessee Promoted Industry Credential List

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 03:14pm

    NASHVILLE, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released the 2020-22 Tennessee Promoted Industry Credential List, which includes 157 approved industry credentials available for students to earn in Tennessee. Ensuring students can earn high-quality industry certifications, certificates, and other credentials, and have access to aligned coursework or training programs, is a critical component of Tennessee Career and Technical Education (CTE) work to prepare all students to be college and career ready.

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  • Tennessee Celebrates Career Development Month

    Monday, November 09, 2020 | 03:45pm

    NASHVILLE, TN—As part of national career development month, the Tennessee Department of Education, in collaboration with districts and schools, is highlighting programs and opportunities across the state that help to prepare students for college and career, with a focus on youth apprenticeship programs and early post-secondary opportunities.

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  • Tennessee Announces 2020 RISE Award Finalists

    Monday, November 02, 2020 | 12:47pm

    NASHVILLE, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced two state finalists for the Recognizing Inspirational School Employees (RISE) Award-- Jennifer Burleson, School Nutrition Director for Bristol City Schools and Robbin Cross, Child Nutrition Supervisor for Franklin Special School District.

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  • Governor's Early Literacy Foundation, Scholastic and TN Department of Education to Provide 580,000 Books to K-3 Students and Teachers in Tennessee

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 01:37pm

    SPARTA, Tenn.– Today, Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF) and the Tennessee Department of Education, in collaboration with Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, announced the launch of a new K-3 Book Delivery program to deliver 580,000 books to 58,000 kindergarten through third grade students and teachers across the state.

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