• Tennesseans Have Access to Free Online Resources to Support Early Literacy

    Monday, March 20, 2023 | 11:57am

    Nashville, TN – To continue the celebration of March Literacy Month, the Tennessee Department of Education released new online resources to support Tennessee teachers and families in developing reading skills for early learners. Additionally, the department is highlighting the remarkable work happening around the Reading 360 model districts who are working to improve literacy rates across the state.

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  • TDOE Highlights Reading 360 Family Literacy Events and Community Partnerships

    Monday, March 13, 2023 | 09:00am

    Nashville—Throughout Tennessee Literacy Month in March, the Tennessee Department of Education is highlighting family literacy events and community engagement opportunities for students and families across Tennessee. These events are in collaboration with community partners committed to helping their areas of the state cultivate a culture of literacy proficiency.

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  • Tennessee Celebrates Literacy Month During March

    Monday, March 06, 2023 | 10:00am

    Nashville, TN – Throughout the month of March, the Tennessee Department of Education invites all Tennesseans to celebrate Tennessee Literacy Month, spotlighting the Reading 360 initiative and the focus Tennessee’s educators, families, elected officials, and community partners have on improving literacy rates for all learners in the state.

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  • TDOE & TERA Launch 2023 Tennessee Educator Survey

    Monday, February 27, 2023 | 03:15pm

    Tennessee Educator Survey statewide. All educators, administrators, and certified school staff in Tennessee are invited to take the survey and share their perspectives and expertise on education issues affecting their classrooms and schools, to inform strategies and goals at the state, district, and local school levels.

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  • Tennessee Strengthens ‘Grow Your Own’ Initiative with Key State Partnership

    Monday, February 27, 2023 | 11:30am

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) announced a partnership to secure continued investment and financial commitment for innovative educator preparation pathways through a component of Tennessee’s Grow Your Own initiative, the first nationally-recognized teacher apprenticeship model.

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  • Tennessee Awards Over $5 Million in Grow Your Own Subgrants for Teacher Apprenticeship Programs

    Tuesday, February 21, 2023 | 10:20am

    Nashville, TN – Today, the Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee Grow Your Own Center announced over $5 million in subgrant funding has been awarded to five educator preparation providers (EPPs) to expand the Tennessee Teacher Apprenticeship programs to increase access and remove barriers to the educator profession, in alignment with the state’s Grow Your Own initiative.

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  • TDOE and Study.com Bring “Keys to the Classroom” Resources to Future Tennessee Teachers

    Wednesday, February 15, 2023 | 09:00am

    Nashville, TN — Today, the Tennessee Department of Education, in partnership with Study.com, announced all Tennessee Teacher Apprenticeship candidates studying to become a teacher through the Tennessee Grow Your Own Center have free access to the “Keys to the Classroom” suite of resources to provide test prep support for their licensure tests to earn their Tennessee teacher’s license.

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  • Tennessee Students Utilize Knowledge and Skills to Advance Outcomes

    Tuesday, February 14, 2023 | 01:30pm

    Nashville, TN— As a part of Innovative School Models and National Career and Technical Education (CTE) month, the department is highlighting the advances that Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) have made in utilizing innovative postsecondary strategies and CTE skills to improve student outcomes and preparation for the workforce across Tennessee.

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  • Tennessee Nationally Recognized for Pathways Success

    Wednesday, February 08, 2023 | 10:30am

    Nashville, TN—Tennessee has been nationally recognized by the college and career pathways initiative, Launch: Equitable and Accelerated Pathways for All, for delivering nearly a decade of strategic investments in high-demand, high-wage opportunities for students through the state’s nation-leading Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways work and high-impact, cross-sector partnerships that align K-12, postsecondary, and workforce systems.

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  • TDOE, TERA Releases 2022 Tennessee Educator Survey Results

    Friday, February 03, 2023 | 12:30pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education and Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA) released key findings and responses from the 2022 Tennessee Educator Survey from more than 39,000 educators, totaling over half of the state’s educator population. Responses from the 2022 survey are vital to informing the state’s work on improving educator experiences in Tennessee. As a result of this input, the department is excited to examine new ways to attract and retain educators in the state.

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  • TDOE Awards Over $800K for Middle School STEM, CTE Career Exploration Start-Up & Expansion, and High School School-Based Enterprise Grants

    Wednesday, December 14, 2022 | 01:00pm

    Nashville, TN— Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced over $800,000 in grant funding has been awarded to 34 districts for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, middle school career and technical education (CTE), and high school school-based enterprise projects.   

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  • TDOE Releases 2021-22 ACT State Results and Participation Rate Data

    Tuesday, December 13, 2022 | 03:00pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released the ACT state results and participation rate for the 2022 graduating class. Participation in the ACT among the 2022 graduating class rebounded from previous years with a participation rate of 98% across the state. The state average composite ACT score remained steady at 19.1 for the 2022 graduating class.

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  • TDOE Announces 2022-23 Principal and Supervisor of the Year

    Tuesday, December 06, 2022 | 07:43pm

    Nashville, TN – This evening at the annual Excellence in Education celebration, the Tennessee Department of Education announced the 2022-23 Principal of the Year and Supervisor of the Year, along with the two 2022-23 Recognizing Inspiring School Employees (RISE) state finalists.

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