Tennessee continues to take bold action and increase opportunities for students across the state. Through the work of Tennessee’s districts, schools, educators, elected officials, stakeholders and the department, our state’s K-12 education system operates strategically with a common goal in mind- providing the best for ALL students.
We will remain laser focused on closing gaps, strategically investing in proven initiatives, and accelerating student academic achievement. Tennessee K-12 public education will ensure each student has a place and is provided with every opportunity to succeed today and tomorrow.
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Tennessee Students Utilize Knowledge and Skills to Advance Outcomes
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.Read full story
Tennessee Nationally Recognized for Pathways Success
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.Read full story
Tennessee Celebrates 8th Annual National Apprenticeship Week, Nov. 14-18
Nashville, TN— This week, the Tennessee Department of Education is celebrating the important role apprenticeships play in postsecondary preparation during the 8th Annual National Apprenticeship Week, happening November 14-18. Specifically, the department is highlighting the Tennessee Teacher Apprenticeship, the first registered apprenticeship program for teaching in the country, paving the way for the future of the teaching profession.Read full story