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  • TDOE  Announces Approval of  All Tennessee Districts’  ESSER Plans 

    Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 01:53pm

    Nashville, TN— Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced all 147 Tennessee school districts have received approval on their required ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) plans to spend more than $3.5 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funding to benefit K-12 public school students in their districts. Per U.S. Department of Education guidelines, all districts were required to develop plans that outlined their local spending strategies for their portion of the historic amount of federal funding.

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  • Tennessee Releases Pre-Pandemic Projected Student Performance Data to Inform Strategic Decision-Making & Continue Addressing Learning Loss

    Monday, January 24, 2022 | 10:45am

    Nashville, TN—Today, Gov. Lee and the Tennessee Department of Education, in partnership with the SAS Institute, released pre-pandemic projected data compared to student’s actual TCAP scores to help measure the pandemic’s impact on student achievement via the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) public site, which is used annually to measure overall student growth. The results of this additional annual analysis from SAS show the negative impact of COVID-19 on student achievement and bright spots for schools that have outperformed expectations.

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  • Over 1,300 Public Comments Submitted on Potential Student-Based K-12 Public Education Funding Formula

    Wednesday, January 19, 2022 | 03:11pm

    Nashville, TN- Following months of strong engagement and conversations about public education funding in Tennessee, today the Tennessee Department of Education announced over 1,300 public comments have been submitted on a potential student-based K-12 public education funding formula in Tennessee. Comments and input have been submitted by hundreds of parents, educators, superintendents, elected officials, business and community leaders, and citizens from across the state.

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  • Tennessee Pioneers Permanent Program to Become a Teacher for Free, First State to Sponsor Registered Teacher Occupation Apprenticeship

    Thursday, January 13, 2022 | 03:30pm

    Nashville, TN— Paving the way for teaching and educator workforce development nationwide, the Tennessee Department of Education announced today it has pioneered a new way to develop teacher pipelines, and is the first state to be approved by the U.S. Department of Labor to establish a permanent Grow Your Own model, with Clarksville-Montgomery County School System and Austin Peay State University's Teacher Residency program becoming the first registered apprenticeship program for teaching in the country.

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  • Tennesseans Invited to Respond to  Draft Public School Funding  Framework by Tuesday, January 18th at Noon CT 

    Tuesday, January 11, 2022 | 06:30pm

    Nashville, TN-  After months of strong engagement and conversations about public education funding in Tennessee and years of consistent feedback, today the Tennessee Department of Education released an initial draft overview of a potential student-based funding formula, informed by input of thousands of Tennesseans-- parents, educators, superintendents, elected officials, business and community leaders, and citizens from across the state-- and is encouraging all Tennesseans to send feedback on this draft framework by an extended deadline of Tuesday, January 18th at noon CT. Comment should be sent to tnedu.funding@tn.gov.

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  • TDOE Releases 2020-21 ACT State Results and Participation Rate Data

    Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | 01:16pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released the ACT state results and participation rate for the 2021 graduating class. Participation in the ACT decreased slightly from 97% with 62,564 graduates in 2019-20 to 96% with 60,865 graduates in 2020-21. The state average composite ACT score showed a decline from 19.9 for the class of 2019-20 to 19.1 for the class of 2020-21.

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  • Four Schools in Achievement School District to Return to Shelby County Schools for 2022-23 School Year

    Monday, December 13, 2021 | 12:57pm

    Memphis, TN– Today, the Tennessee Department of Education, Achievement School District (ASD), and Shelby County Schools (SCS) announced that four schools– Frayser Achievement Elementary School, Corning Achievement Elementary School, Georgian Hills Achievement Elementary School and Whitney Achievement School– will return to Shelby County Schools following the 2021-22 school year.

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  • TDOE Announces Winter Literacy Campaign for Tennessee Families: S.I.M.P.L.E. Moments at Home with Riley the Reading Raccoon

    Wednesday, December 08, 2021 | 02:35pm

    Nashville, TN — Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced the launch of a Reading 360 winter family literacy campaign— S.I.M.P.L.E. Moments At Home, Reading with Riley the Raccoon. Throughout the winter months, the department will be sharing on social media ways families can continue learning at home over the winter break and how they can create special sounds-first reading moments with their children. Follow #ReadLikeRiley on social media for regular updates.

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  • Tennesseans Invited to Submit Public Comment for a New Public School Funding Formula; Local School Funding Ambassadors to Support

    Tuesday, December 07, 2021 | 05:12pm

    Nashville, TN — In anticipation of further upcoming conversations around a student-based funding formula for Tennessee’s public schools, and as the department launches its School Funding Ambassadors opportunity available to any interested Tennessean, the Tennessee Department of Education invites all Tennesseans to e-mail their priorities for a student-centered public education funding strategy to tnedu.funding@tn.gov.

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  • TDOE Names 2021-22 Principals, District Supervisors of the Year

    Thursday, December 02, 2021 | 06:16pm

    Nashville, TN — Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced the two 2021-22 Tennessee Principals of the Year and two Tennessee Supervisors of the Year at the annual Excellence in Education celebration. For the first time in recent program history, scoring for the Tennessee Principal of the Year and Tennessee Supervisor of the Year awards was so close that two outstanding educators were selected for each award.

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  • TDOE Releases 2020-21 Graduation Rate Data

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021 | 10:28am

    Nashville, TN—This week, the Tennessee Department of Education released the graduation rate for the 2020-21 school year. Of the 2020-21 cohort, 88.7% of students graduated on time this year compared to 89.6% last year, 37 districts improved their graduation rates, and 37 districts graduated 95% or more of their cohorts.

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  • TDOE Awards Over $800K for Middle School STEM, CTE Career Exploration Start-Up & Expansion, and High School School-Based Enterprise Grants

    Monday, November 22, 2021 | 10:05am

    Nashville, TN— Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced over $800,000 in grant funding has been awarded to 38 districts for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, middle school career and technical education (CTE), and High School School-Based Enterprise (SBE) projects.   

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  • AP Access for ALL Providing Thousands of Tennessee Students Access to Online College Prep Classes

    Friday, November 19, 2021 | 09:54am

    NASHVILLE, TN - Today, the Tennessee Department of Education, in partnership with the Niswonger Foundation, announced spring registration for the AP Access for ALL is open for free, online Advanced Placement (AP) classes to eligible high school students. More Tennessee students than ever before now have the opportunity to take AP coursework - helping students prepare for college, skip introductory classes, and earn college credit while still in high school.

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  • Tennessee College, Career and Technical Education Makes Significant Strides in 2020-21

    Thursday, November 18, 2021 | 11:53am

    NASHVILLE, TN— Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released the 2020-21 College, Career and Technical Education Overview, which highlights the state’s strategic initiatives designed to increase post-secondary opportunities for Tennessee students and align K-12 education with workforce and higher education needs to prepare students for the future.

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