• Tennessee Students Selected for Q&A Session with International Space Station Astronauts

    Tuesday, November 07, 2023 | 10:24am

    NASHVILLE, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education is highlighting Brighton Elementary School in Tipton County Schools for being selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Downlink program to participate in a Q&A session with the astronauts currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The Earth-to-space call will air live on Wednesday, November 8th at 10:45 a.m. CT. The livestream is available here.

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  • TDOE, TERA Release Results of 2023 Tennessee Educator Survey

    Wednesday, November 01, 2023 | 02:00pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education and Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA) released key findings and responses from the 2023 Tennessee Educator Survey from nearly half of the state’s educator population. Responses from the 2023 survey are vital to informing the state’s work on improving the educator experience in Tennessee and supporting educators with meeting the needs of every student in the state. The department looks forward to continuing to attract and retain the best educators in Tennessee.

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  • TDOE Releases Tennessee’s Commitment to Early Literacy Report

    Tuesday, October 31, 2023 | 12:29pm

    Nashville, TN – Today, the Tennessee Department of Education (department) released a report, Tennessee’s Commitment to Early Literacy, providing updates on key policies, initiatives, and investments designed to focus on reading and to improve early literacy rates statewide.

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  • TDOE Announces School Letter Grades Working Group Members

    Tuesday, October 10, 2023 | 02:09pm

    NASHVILLE, TN — As the next phase of the engagement process on how to determine School Letter Grades, the Tennessee Department of Education announced the working group members representing district and school leaders, elected officials, parents, and education stakeholders to review the public comment submitted and make recommendations on the new calculations for each letter grade.

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  • AP Access for ALL Enters Third Year of Supporting Thousands of Tennessee Students

    Wednesday, September 27, 2023 | 11:20am

    NASHVILLE, TN – Today, the Tennessee Department of Education, in partnership with the Niswonger Foundation, highlighted the 2023 AP Access for ALL Annual Impact Report as the AP Access for ALL (APAA) program enters the third year of providing free, online advanced placement (AP) classes to Tennessee high school students. More than 2,200 students signed up to take APAA courses this fall, an increase of more than 77% from the start of the 2022-23 school year.

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  • Tennesseans Invited to Provide Public Comment on TISA CTE Proposed Rules

    Wednesday, September 06, 2023 | 12:00pm

    Nashville, TN — Today, the Tennessee Department of Education invites all Tennesseans to a public rulemaking hearing to provide public comment to the proposed revisions to the Career and Technical Education (CTE) portion of the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA) rule definitions. These revisions address the direct allocations component of the TISA Act. The hearing will take place on Thursday, September 21 at 1:00 p.m. CT in Nashville, Tennessee, and a recording of the hearing will be made available to the public after the event on the department’s website.

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  • TDOE Announces New State Turnaround Superintendent

    Thursday, August 31, 2023 | 12:02pm

    Nashville, TN— Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced Dr. Bren Elliott will be the new State Turnaround Superintendent and will oversee and support the statewide Achievement School District (ASD), in addition to serving certain priority schools who are identified as the most in need of support and improvement.

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  • Tennessee Announces 2023-24 Tennessee Teacher of the Year 

    Friday, August 25, 2023 | 08:00pm

    Nashville, TN— This evening, the Tennessee Department of Education announced Missy Testerman, an educator from Rogersville City Schools known for her compassion and dedication to her students and community, was named the 2023-24 Tennessee Teacher of the Year at the department’s annual Excellence in Education celebration.

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  • TDOE Launches Public Engagement Opportunities on School Letter Grades

    Wednesday, August 09, 2023 | 02:00pm

    Nashville, TN—Throughout the fall, the Tennessee Department of Education is inviting all Tennesseans to participate in public engagement opportunities on best practices for determining School Letter Grades, which will measure how the state’s K-12 schools are serving students and helping them succeed academically.

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  • TDOE Encourages Families to Engage with Student Scores on TCAP Family Portal

    Tuesday, August 01, 2023 | 03:00pm

    NASHVILLE, TN — As we begin the 2023-24 school year, the Tennessee Department of Education is encouraging all parents and families of students who took the TCAP in grades 3-8 and students who took end-of-course assessments to log in to the TCAP Family Portal for on-demand access to their student’s assessment results and more. The TCAP Family Portal is one of the department’s many free resources that provides districts, schools, families, legislators, and local communities with the tools to give students the best education and opportunities in the classroom and beyond.

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  • TDOE Releases Final 2023 TCAP 3rd Grade Appeals Data

    Wednesday, July 19, 2023 | 03:30pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released final data about third grade retention appeals, as the window for families to submit an appeal of decisions about their student’s potential retention in third grade closed on June 30, 2023.

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