• How We Prepare Future Educators of Tennessee

    Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 09:00am

    A better Tennessee starts with strong teachers. Teachers impact every other profession in our state by developing people — equipping students with the critical knowledge, tools, and skills they need to succeed in post-secondary education, careers and beyond. Now more than ever, it is imperative that we have the finest teachers in Tennessee’s classrooms. Tennessee seeks to enter the top half of all states on student outcomes by 2020, so we must continue to implement the highest academic standards and commit to our mission of providing quality education to all students. By employing the best and the brightest teachers, we can better ensure we are truly preparing the children of Tennessee for success after high school.

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  • The Recipe for Educational Success

    Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 02:08pm

    By Bob Eby Public education is the most important institution to our nation’s success and survival. This one shared endeavor binds our communities together and gives us commonality in purpose, no matter where we come from or what our backgrounds may be. In order for public education to thrive, the focus must always be on each student’s opportunity to succeed. After all, that is why public education exists — to provide every student the greatest likelihood for success and to take advantage of the blessings of liberty. The State Board of Education's purpose is to provide strong policies that ensure our students are challenged and strengthened. We accomplish this through developing excellent educator preparation programs, setting high academic standards, and postsecondary readiness.

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  • Newest Member to Join Board for Third Quarterly Meeting

    Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 12:00pm

    The Tennessee State Board of Education will hold its third quarterly meeting of 2018 at the Cordell Hull Building on Thursday, July 26 and Friday, July 27, 2018. The newest member of the State Board of Education, Mr. Nick Darnell of the First Congressional District, will join other members of the Board of the first time. Chairman Fielding Rolston, the former board member from District 1, retired from the State Board of Education in April.

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  • Bob Eby to Join Teacher Preparation Report Card Advisory Council

    Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 12:30pm

    State Board of Education Executive Director Dr. Sara Morrison has invited Mr. Bob Eby, representing the third congressional district, to join the Board’s Teacher Preparation Report Card Advisory Council. “Bob brings valuable perspective and experience from his time on the Oak Ridge Board,” Dr. Morrison said. “Since joining the State Board in April, he has jumped right into the work, making meaningful contributions to state-level policy decisions. We are pleased to have him on the Teacher Preparation Report Card advisory council because he understands the impact this work has at the local district level.”

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  • State Board of Education Releases Second Annual Teacher Preparation Report Card

    Thursday, February 15, 2018 | 09:00am

    On Thursday, the Tennessee State Board of Education released the 2017 Teacher Preparation Report Card, a tool that Tennesseans can use to learn more about the effectiveness of teachers who graduate from all approved Tennessee educator preparation programs. The Report Card uses multiple metrics, including a profile of recent graduates, their placement and retention in Tennessee public school classrooms and their observation and growth scores, to provide information about the quality of teacher preparation across the state.

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  • Advance Look at the Embargoed 2017 Teacher Preparation Report Card

    Wednesday, February 07, 2018 | 03:18pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The State Board of Education will hold a media call on February 13, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. CT to present an advance look at the 2017 results, as well as new highlights and features to look for in the second year of the Tennessee Teacher Preparation Report Card. The report will remain embargoed until February 15, 2018.

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  • State Board of Education Elects New Chair and Vice Chair

    Friday, January 26, 2018 | 04:10pm

    Longtime chairman of the State Board of Education, Mr. Fielding Rolston, retired from the Board on Friday during the first quarterly meeting of 2018. Fellow members of the Board elected Ms. Lillian Hartgrove as the new chair and Mr. Gordon Ferguson as the new vice chair.

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  • State Board Seeks Public Feedback on Newly Implemented English Language Arts Standards

    Friday, December 01, 2017 | 11:19am

    On Friday, the State Board of Education launched an English Language Arts (ELA) standards implementation feedback survey at https://www.tn.gov/sbe/topic/standards-review to gather public comments on Tennessee’s recently implemented K-12 ELA standards. All Tennesseans are invited to review the standards, and the survey will remain open through January 31, 2018. The State Board is charged in state law with adopting academic standards for Tennessee students and with reviewing those standards regularly.

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  • State Board of Education Approves New Tennessee Academic Standards for Social Studies

    Friday, July 28, 2017 | 09:35am

    Today, the State Board of Education voted unanimously on final reading to approve new, Tennessee-specific academic standards for social studies. The new Tennessee Academic Standards for Social Studies will be implemented in classrooms in the 2019-20 school year. This multi-year, comprehensive review involved teams of Tennessee educators, subject matter experts, higher education faculty, state history and geography organizations, and multiple public comment opportunities, ensuring that all Tennesseans had a voice throughout the process.

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