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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Delivers State of the State Address

March 5, 2019

Tennessee State Government

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Monday night, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee delivered his first State of the State address and presented budget priorities to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House Chamber.

Governor Lee proposed a strong, conservative budget with a record-breaking deposit to the Rainy Day Fund that will lift the state savings account to a historic high $1.1 billion.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee presents conservative budget, highlights public safety and education efforts.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee presents conservative budget, highlights public safety and education efforts.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Announces the Future Workforce Initiative

February 17, 2019

Tennessee Government

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has announced the Future Workforce Initiative to increase science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) training in K-12 schools as part of his first-year legislative agenda for education.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Over 50 percent of Tennessee public high school seniors raise score on ACT Senior Retake

January 16, 2019

Tennessee Department of Education

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Interim Commissioner Dr. Lyle Ailshie announced today that 76.1 percent of the state’s public high school class of 2019—53,478 students—participated in the department’s third ACT Senior Retake opportunity in October 2018, the state’s highest participation rate on record.

Of those seniors who retook the ACT in 2018, more than 50 percent increased their composite score from their junior year score, a 10.2 percent point increase from 2017.

Highest participation rate on record, 3,800 new students now eligible for $61.2 million in scholarships.

Highest participation rate on record, 3,800 new students now eligible for $61.2 million in scholarships.

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Tennessee Department of Education Releases New State Report Card

December 4, 2018

Tennessee Department of Education

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen today released the new, redesigned state report card for 2017-18.

This tool was developed over the past year with educators, parents, and community organizations and includes a number of new features based on that feedback, including school ratings, a Spanish translation of the site, and additional new data about the performance of different student groups.

New parent-focused tool includes school ratings, Spanish translation, additional data on student groups.

New parent-focused tool includes school ratings, Spanish translation, additional data on student groups.

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Take Action to Save Lives: Get a Flu Vaccine

November 13, 2018

Tennessee Department of Health

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Health reminds everyone that flu kills. Seasonal influenza is responsible for thousands of premature deaths in Tennessee and across the U.S. every year.

“The numbers are sobering. Every death, especially children, we see each flu season makes me very sad, and our hearts go out to all the families who have lost loved ones due to influenza,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

A flu vaccination (CDC)

A flu vaccination (CDC)

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Tennessee Department of Education reports Students Break Records with Highest-Ever ACT Score and Participation Rate

November 1, 2018

Tennessee Education Department

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Education Department Commissioner Candice McQueen today announced that Tennessee public school students have once again broken the previous year’s record by earning an average composite score of 20.2 on the ACT in 2018.

More than 1,400 new Tennessee Students now able to access up to $23.4 million in HOPE Scholarship funds.

More than 1,400 new Tennessee Students now able to access up to $23.4 million in HOPE Scholarship funds.

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Grant funding recommended by Governor’s School Safety Working Group

September 25, 2018

Tennessee Government

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen today announced that all 147 school districts in Tennessee have completed the first-ever statewide assessment of school facilities and safety procedures.

Additionally, all districts have submitted applications to receive their allocations of the $35 million school security funding and may now use these funds to implement identified school security and safety needs.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Read to be Ready Summer Grant Programs Show Significant Gains in Student Learning

September 13, 2018

Tennessee Department of Education

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has announced the results from the third year of the Read to be Ready Summer Grant Program, which provides funding to educators to lead tuition-free, literacy-focused summer camps for students in need across the state.

For the third year in a row, rising first, second, and third grade students who participated in the program showed gains in their reading comprehension and accuracy skills and increased their motivation to read.

Tennessee Read to be Ready Program servers over 7,700 Tennessee Students in Third Year of Summer Camps Focused on Improving Literacy.

Tennessee Read to be Ready Program servers over 7,700 Tennessee Students in Third Year of Summer Camps Focused on Improving Literacy.

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Tennessee Department of Education Releases Educator Diversity Report

August 15, 2018

Tennessee Department of Education

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen today released a new report to provide insight on the racial and ethnic makeup of Tennessee’s student body and educator workforce, as well as outline where the department and districts across the state go from here.

Additionally, for the first time, the department is releasing detailed demographic information by district to increase awareness and prompt further conversations.

2018 Tennessee Department of Education Teacher and Administrator Racial and Ethnic Diversity report [Read more]

Governor Bill Haslam announces Completion of Statewide School Safety Assessment, Releases $35 Million To Improve School Security

August 14, 2018

Tennessee School Officials, Departments of Safety and Homeland Security, Education Take Significant Steps to Enhance Tennessee Students’ Safety

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the first-ever statewide assessment of school facilities and safety procedures will be fully completed by the end of August, with unprecedented school security funding now available to school districts to implement identified school security and safety needs.

In March, the governor’s School Safety Working Group recommended the statewide review of school facilities and safety procedures and precautions.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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