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  • Effectively Preparing Teachers

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 10:09am

    Are new teachers ready for their first day in the classroom? That question is critical to the Tennessee State Board of Education. The state legislature gave the State Board the responsibility of approving the educator preparation providers (EPPs) that prepare teachers, principals, and other educators in our state. Those programs might be at traditional colleges and universities or at alternative providers that provide pathways for non-education majors become teachers.

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  • Lillian Hargrove Re-Elected as State Board of Education Chair

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | 12:35pm

    During their first quarterly meeting of 2019, members of the State Board of Education re-elected Ms. Lillian Hartgrove as board chair and selected Mr. Bob Eby as vice-chair to serve a two-year term. Ms. Lillian Hartgrove, of the sixth Congressional district, has served on the Board since 2014. From 2017 to 2018, she served as the Board’s vice chair. In 2018, Ms. Hartgrove was chosen by her peers to serve as chair of the state’s K-12 education policymaking body.

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  • State Board of Education to Recognize Blue Ribbon and ESEA Distinguished Schools at Quarterly Workshop

    Friday, February 01, 2019 | 03:17pm

    Next week, the Tennessee State Board of Education will meet for the first time in 2019 in House Hearing Room II on Thursday, Feb. 7 and Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, where members will recognize the 2018 Blue Ribbon and ESEA Distinguished Schools. The State Board of Education will hear presentations from the State Board staff, the Tennessee Department of Education, and the Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA) at the Thursday workshop on education policy topics including recent research findings in Tennessee and the progress toward the Board’s annual Master Plan. Meeting items and links to the live stream for the Thursday workshop are included in the workshop agenda.

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  • 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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