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State Hosts Workshops for Potential Supplemental Educational Service Providers

Thursday, February 23, 2006 | 06:00pm

Nashville , TN- The Tennessee Department of Education will host two information sessions for supplemental education service providers seeking to help serve economically disadvantaged students outside the school day.

Students from low income families enrolled in schools that do not make adequate academic progress for three consecutive years under No Child Left Behind are eligible for free supplemental educational services outside the school day. Qualifying tutoring or education services must be high-quality, research-based and specifically designed to increase the academic achievement of at-risk children.

Eligible entities might include community agencies; local education agencies; public, charter, private or online schools; after-school programs; child care centers; libraries; community colleges; private companies; family literacy programs/Even Start programs; or faith-based organizations.

tate education agencies are charged with developing and disseminating a list of state-approved providers to the public and to school districts required to offer SES. Toward that end, the Tennessee Department of Education is offering both a workshop and a teleconference for potential supplemental educational services providers in March. Details regarding these are below.

SES Potential Provider Workshop
Porter Building , Ellington Agricultural Center, Hogan Road
Friday, March 10, 2006

1:00-4:00 p.m. CT

Friday, March 24, 2006
9:00-12:00 a.m. CT

Representatives from entities interested in applying to be a provider are invited to participate in one of these sessions. To register for either of these sessions, please contact Melinda Kincaid by March 6 th at (615) 532-6244. For information about the SES program, please visit . The Department of Education will accept applications between March 15 and April 28. For more information, contact Carol Groppel in the Office of Federal Programs at (615) 253-5206 or , or Rachel Woods in Communications at (615) 253-1960 or .

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