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The department blog, Classroom Chronicles, highlights opportunities specifically for teachers. Visit the site here.

Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)

Do you know an outstanding mathematics or science teacher? Parents, educators, and community members can now nominate teachers for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). This year nominations are open to kindergarten through sixth grade mathematics and science teachers who have at least five complete years of full-time K-12 mathematics or science teaching experience prior to the current academic school year.  

Presidential Awardees at the national level receive a certificate signed by the President of the United States, a trip to Washington, D. C. to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.  

To nominate a great educator, visit the National Science Foundation’s website at 


Assessment Committee Application for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020

Assessment committees are essential to developing and implementing Tennessee’s statewide summative assessment program. Tennessee has one of the longest-running summative assessment programs in the country, and unlike most states, develops and owns all our own test questions. Your active involvement, along with thousands of Tennessee educators, ensures the assessment process is informed by content experts who know our students; what they can do now, and what they can accomplish in the future.

There are several committees gathering in 2020. You may apply for one, many or all of them. Join us in empowering educators and learners with valuable feedback through summative assessments designed in alignment with classroom teaching. Now is your chance to share your voice! Full information and the application form are available on the Assessment webpage.