Families play a vital role in a student’s education and a student’s first teacher. The department is focused on transparency and providing on-demand access to actionable data and resources for Tennessee parents, families, and stakeholders to continue partnering in this essential work.

We are committed to engaging with parents and families by providing access to data from our strategic initiatives to drive positive outcomes and data-driven decisions at each level of our state’s K-12 public education system. Tennessee will continue accelerating positive learning outcomes and providing access to the best resources, instruction, and supports for all students and educators.

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Latest News for Families


TDOE Education Savings Account Program Application Now Open for Eligible Students

Friday, February 02, 2024 | 10:00am

Nashville, TN – Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced the 2024-25 school year Education Savings Account (ESA) application is now open for eligible students zoned to attend a Memphis-Shelby County School, Metro-Nashville Public School, Hamilton County School, or a school in the Achievement School District on May 24, 2019. The deadline to submit an application for fall enrollment is August 1, 2024.

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TDOE IEA Program Applications Open Soon for Eligible Students with Disabilities

Thursday, January 18, 2024 | 10:00am

Nashville, TN – Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced the Individualized Education Account (IEA) applications for the 2024-25 school year will open on February 15th for eligible students with disabilities across the state. Families can apply for the program through April 15th.

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TDOE Releases School Letter Grades Calculation

Thursday, November 02, 2023 | 04:56pm

Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released the calculation to generate A-F letter grades for schools, in alignment with state law.

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