• TDOE Announces Presidential Teaching Award State Finalists

    Thursday, June 08, 2023 | 01:00pm

    Nashville, TN — Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced three state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The PAEMST award is the nation’s highest honor for U.S. K–12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teachers.

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  • TDOE Releases 2023 TCAP District-Level 3rd Grade ELA Retake Eligibility & Performance Data

    Wednesday, June 07, 2023 | 03:35pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released district-level data on the TCAP retake opportunity, one of the pathways to promotion for third grade students who may benefit from extra learning supports. The data, accessible here, includes district-level percentages of third grade students who were eligible to take the retake, who participated in the TCAP retake, and who improved their performance on the TCAP retake, benefitting from participating in this pathway to promotion to fourth grade in the upcoming school year.

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  • TDOE, TSIN Announce 26 Tennessee Schools Receive STEM/STEAM Designation

    Thursday, May 18, 2023 | 10:00am

    Nashville, TN— Today, the Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) announced 26 schools have received the Tennessee STEM/STEAM School Designation for 2023. This honor recognizes schools across the state for preparing students for postsecondary and future career success by committing to promote STEM/STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) learning for all students.

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  • TDOE Awards $560M in Innovative School Models Grants

    Tuesday, May 16, 2023 | 09:46am

    Nashville, TN – As part of the Tennessee’s ongoing commitment to bring Innovative School Models (ISMs) to every public middle and high school in Tennessee, the Tennessee Department of Education has awarded over $560 million across 137 public school districts and 45 public charter schools to invest in students and their postsecondary success. Thanks to the historic investment by Governor Lee and the Tennessee General Assembly, this grant funding was distributed over 182 grants to increase opportunities for career readiness and student success statewide.

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  • TDOE Launches TISA Steering Committee

    Tuesday, May 02, 2023 | 03:00pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education launched the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA) Steering Committee to advise the implementation of the new, student-based K-12 education funding formula, which goes into effect the 2023-24 school year.

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  • Gov. Lee Announces Key Leadership Transition at TN Department of Education

    Monday, May 01, 2023 | 03:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the appointment of Lizzette Gonzalez Reynolds as commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE), effective July 1. Reynolds will succeed Dr. Penny Schwinn, who will step down at the end of the school year after more than four years of service to Tennesseans.

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  • Tennessee Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Month in May

    Monday, May 01, 2023 | 09:24am

    Nashville, TN—Throughout the month of May, especially the week of May 8-12, the Tennessee Department of Education invites all Tennesseans to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Month, Week, and Day and will highlight all the impactful work our teachers are doing across the state.

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  • TDOE Promotes 2023 Spring TCAP to Support Students & Families

    Wednesday, April 12, 2023 | 09:00am

    NASHVILLE, TN – This month, the Tennessee Department of Education is promoting the annual Tennessee Comprehensive Assessments Program (TCAP), which is being administered to students in grades 3-8 from April 17 – May 5, to ensure students can show what they know and families have resources on how best to support and prepare their students for test day.

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  • 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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