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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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Tennessee Educator Survey Highlights Teacher Empowerment, Understanding of Standards

July 27, 2018

Tennessee Department of Education

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen today released the results from the 2018 Tennessee Educator Survey, which was completed by nearly 40,000 Tennessee educators, representing 58 percent of the state’s teachers – an all-time high response rate.

Survey results point to progress made and maintained in a number of areas, alongside several areas where our state’s educators continue to see a need for improvement.

2018 Tennessee Educator Survey Highlights

2018 Tennessee Educator Survey Highlights

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2018 TNReady Scores Show Mixed Results, Encouraging Areas of Progress

July 20, 2018

Tennessee Department of Education

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville TN – Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen announced the 2018 TNReady student assessment results today, sharing that while results vary statewide, there are encouraging trends – including strong growth in English language arts for elementary grades and improvement in high school math.

Students in historically disadvantaged student groups also showed notable progress. Gaps between student groups narrowed in multiple areas, and students in Priority schools – including the Achievement School District – grew faster than their non-Priority school peers nearly across the board.

Tennessee Students improved most in early grades reading, narrowed achievement gaps; show need for deeper, more sustained work to support improvement.

Tennessee Students improved most in early grades reading, narrowed achievement gaps; show need for deeper, more sustained work to support improvement.

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Governor Haslam and Commissioner McQueen Launch Tennessee Pathways

July 12, 2018

Tennessee Department of Education

New Drive to 55 Initiative will equip more high school students to transition into high-skilled jobs and postsecondary opportunities in Tennessee after graduation

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen today have unveiled Tennessee Pathways as a part of the Drive to 55, the governor’s initiative to increase the percentage of Tennesseans with postsecondary credentials to 55 percent by the year 2025.

Tennessee Pathways lays the foundation for the Drive to 55 by focusing on students in elementary, middle, and high school to further align K-12 education to opportunities after high school graduation – including industry needs and postsecondary expectations – so students gain the knowledge and experience to move seamlessly into college and the workforce.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Department of Education announces TNReady Changes, Will Recompete Testing Contract

June 14, 2018

Tennessee Department of Education

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced several new steps today to improve the state’s TNReady student assessment, including recompeting the state’s current testing vendor contract.

Additional steps include refining current Questar contract, revising timeline for online testing, engaging more teachers

Additional steps include refining current Questar contract, revising timeline for online testing, engaging more teachers

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Tennessee Department of Education approves New Steps to Reduce Testing

April 12, 2018

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced the approval of recommendations that will reduce student testing in 2018-19.

The recommendations are the first to be released by the state’s third Task Force on Student Testing and Assessment – which includes educators, parents, and education leaders from across the state – and they resulted from months of analysis and discussion, as well as additional surveys of high school teachers and parents. 

For the first time, Tennessee Department of Education eliminates two TNReady exams.

For the first time, Tennessee Department of Education eliminates two TNReady exams.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Comprehensive Plan to Transform Principal Leadership in Tennessee Schools

March 21, 2018

The Transforming School Leadership Initiative Leverages Both State and Private Dollars

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen today announced a comprehensive initiative to transform the leadership of Tennessee’s schools by improving the preparation, retention, and development of school principals.

 The Transforming School Leadership initiative leverages both state and private dollars to improve school leader preparation programs, reward and retain individuals effectively leading the state’s lowest performing schools, and provide networking opportunities and support for principals in rural communities.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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