Department of Education

Press release from the Tennessee Department of Education; October 3, 2012:  The Tennessee Department of Education announced today the 56 winners of the Focus School grant competition, which will provide an estimated $19.2 million investment to schools across the state during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years. The winning schools will be awarded between $100,000 […]

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The public will not be able to view the ratings of individual teachers, a plank in the state’s reform efforts, under a bill approved Monday by the Senate. The measure heads to Gov. Bill Haslam.

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U.S. Department of Education approved Tennessee’s request to waive certain portions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act today. Here’s what Gov. Bill Haslam had to say about what that means for education in the Volunteer State.  

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Press release from Department of Education; Jan. 25, 2012: Tennessee Department of Education Partners with Harvard University, Ed Pioneers to Invest in Data NASHVILLE – Complementing the work underway to transform its data systems, the Tennessee Department of Education is partnering with Harvard University and education reform nonprofit Education Pioneers to invest in high-quality data […]

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Kevin Huffman, a former Teach for America executive, was sworn in as education commissioner Tuesday. He said the largely thus-far untested TVAAS system, which uses test scores to measure a student’s progress each year, will help identify good teachers.

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Press Release from the Republican Caucus of the Tennessee House of Representatives, April, 5, 2011: Visionary Leader Takes Reins at Department of Education, Will Help Enact Reforms That Lead to Job Growth (April 5, 2011, NASHVILLE) – On Tuesday, Governor Bill Haslam swore in his pick to guide Tennessee’s Department of Education, Kevin Huffman. As the […]

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Press Release from the State of Tennessee, Sept. 23, 2010: NASHVILLE–The Tennessee Department of Education has been awarded a $34.9 million grant by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Academic Improvement and Teacher Quality Programs. The Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant will support local efforts to improve student achievement by increasing teacher and principal […]

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Press Release from the Tennessee Department of Education, March 8, 2010: Nashville, TN – Governor Phil Bredesen has proclaimed March 8 – 12 School Breakfast Week in Tennessee in recognition of the important role the School Breakfast Program plays in the lives of Tennessee students. The School Breakfast Program is a national, federally funded program […]

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NASHVILLE, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education and SAS Institute Inc. are partnering to provide valuable teaching resources for Tennessee’s Colleges of Education. Future educators and administrators will learn how to improve teaching effectiveness and student performance by working with simulated reports and results from the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS). Used statewide in […]

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Tennessee officially wants $501.8 million in stimulus-package education money, $17 million more than initially proposed. The Volunteer State handed in its 1,000-plus page grant application Tuesday. Thirty-nine other states are seeking a share of “Race to the Top” funds.

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Davidson County Metro Government Press Release, Dec. 8, 2009: “Center for Charter School Excellence in Tennessee” to be developed by charter school expert from New Orleans NASHVILLE – Mayor Karl Dean announced plans today to develop one of the nation’s first charter school incubators to operate statewide. The incubator, named the Center for Charter School […]

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