• TDOE & TERA Launch 2024 Tennessee Educator Survey

    Tuesday, April 02, 2024 | 01:00pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA) at Vanderbilt University launched the 2024 Tennessee Educator Survey. All educators, administrators, and certified school staff in Tennessee are invited and encouraged to take the survey and share their perspectives and expertise on education issues affecting their classrooms and schools, and help inform strategies and goals at the state, district, and local school levels.

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  • TDOE, TERA Release Results of 2023 Tennessee Educator Survey

    Wednesday, November 01, 2023 | 02:00pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education and Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA) released key findings and responses from the 2023 Tennessee Educator Survey from nearly half of the state’s educator population. Responses from the 2023 survey are vital to informing the state’s work on improving the educator experience in Tennessee and supporting educators with meeting the needs of every student in the state. The department looks forward to continuing to attract and retain the best educators in Tennessee.

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  • Tennessee Announces 2023-24 Tennessee Teacher of the Year 

    Friday, August 25, 2023 | 08:00pm

    Nashville, TN— This evening, the Tennessee Department of Education announced Missy Testerman, an educator from Rogersville City Schools known for her compassion and dedication to her students and community, was named the 2023-24 Tennessee Teacher of the Year at the department’s annual Excellence in Education celebration.

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  • TDOE Reading 360 Literacy Trainings Available This Summer for Tennessee Teachers

    Wednesday, June 14, 2023 | 08:56am

    Nashville, TN—Throughout this summer, the Tennessee Department of Education is highlighting literacy trainings available now through the end of July for Tennessee teachers to enhance their skills in implementing reading strategies within their classrooms. Over the past two years, thousands of educators in various roles have completed the trainings, totaling nearly 50,000 educators and administrators trained.

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  • TDOE Announces Presidential Teaching Award State Finalists

    Thursday, June 08, 2023 | 01:00pm

    Nashville, TN — Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced three state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The PAEMST award is the nation’s highest honor for U.S. K–12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teachers.

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  • TDOE & TERA Launch 2023 Tennessee Educator Survey

    Monday, February 27, 2023 | 03:15pm

    Tennessee Educator Survey statewide. All educators, administrators, and certified school staff in Tennessee are invited to take the survey and share their perspectives and expertise on education issues affecting their classrooms and schools, to inform strategies and goals at the state, district, and local school levels.

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  • Tennessee Strengthens ‘Grow Your Own’ Initiative with Key State Partnership

    Monday, February 27, 2023 | 11:30am

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) announced a partnership to secure continued investment and financial commitment for innovative educator preparation pathways through a component of Tennessee’s Grow Your Own initiative, the first nationally-recognized teacher apprenticeship model.

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  • Tennessee Awards Over $5 Million in Grow Your Own Subgrants for Teacher Apprenticeship Programs

    Tuesday, February 21, 2023 | 10:20am

    Nashville, TN – Today, the Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee Grow Your Own Center announced over $5 million in subgrant funding has been awarded to five educator preparation providers (EPPs) to expand the Tennessee Teacher Apprenticeship programs to increase access and remove barriers to the educator profession, in alignment with the state’s Grow Your Own initiative.

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  • TDOE and Study.com Bring “Keys to the Classroom” Resources to Future Tennessee Teachers

    Wednesday, February 15, 2023 | 09:00am

    Nashville, TN — Today, the Tennessee Department of Education, in partnership with Study.com, announced all Tennessee Teacher Apprenticeship candidates studying to become a teacher through the Tennessee Grow Your Own Center have free access to the “Keys to the Classroom” suite of resources to provide test prep support for their licensure tests to earn their Tennessee teacher’s license.

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