• TDOE Releases 2023-24 3rd Grade and 4th Grade ELA TCAP State-Level Results

    Thursday, June 13, 2024 | 08:00am

    Nashville, TN— Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released statewide average 3rd grade and 4th grade results for the ELA portion of the spring 2024 Tennessee Comprehensive Academic Program (TCAP) assessment. Third grade student scores remained steady as 4th grade student scores showed significant improvement, thanks to the nation-leading, comprehensive statewide literacy strategy for Tennessee public schools.

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  • TDOE Announces Presidential Teaching Award State Finalists

    Tuesday, May 21, 2024 | 11:30am

    Nashville, TN — Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced four 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 Highlights 3rd Grade ELA TCAP Retake Opportunity and Appeals Window

    Monday, May 20, 2024 | 11:00am

    NASHVILLE, TN – Today, the Tennessee Department of Education is highlighting the multiple promotion pathways for 3rd grade students who may need extra learning supports, including the 3rd grade English Language Arts (ELA) Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) retake assessment and the appeals window for families of 3rd grade students.

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  • TDOE Highlights Promotion Pathways for Students & Strong Support for Families

    Monday, May 13, 2024 | 11:00am

    NASHVILLE, TN – Today, the Tennessee Department of Education is highlighting the multiple pathways available to support 3rd and 4th grade students who may benefit from extra learning supports. Additionally, new and updated resources are available to support districts and schools as they work with families in determining the best pathway for their student.

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  • TDOE, TSIN Announce 13 Tennessee Schools Receive STEM/STEAM Designation

    Friday, May 10, 2024 | 10:00am

    Nashville, TN— Today, the Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) announced 13 schools have received the Tennessee STEM/STEAM School Designation for 2024. 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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  • Tennessee Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Month in May

    Wednesday, May 01, 2024 | 11:00am

    Nashville, TN—Throughout the month of May, the Tennessee Department of Education invites all Tennesseans to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Month, Week, Day, proclaimed by Governor Bill Lee. Additionally, the department launched the ‘Year of Tennessee Teachers’ campaign, highlighting teachers for shaping the minds of the over one million K-12 students across the state to ensure they have access to a high-quality education and are successful in the classroom, workforce, and life.

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  • Tennessee Teacher Named 2024 National Teacher of the Year

    Wednesday, April 03, 2024 | 08:27am

    NASHVILLE, TN— With the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)’s announcement today, the Tennessee Department of Education is celebrating Missy Testerman, ESL program director at Rogersville City School, for being named the 2024 National Teacher of the Year.

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  • TDOE & TERA Launch 2024 Tennessee Educator Survey

    Tuesday, April 02, 2024 | 01:00pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA) at Vanderbilt University launched the 2024 Tennessee Educator Survey. All educators, administrators, and certified school staff in Tennessee are invited and encouraged to take the survey and share their perspectives and expertise on education issues affecting their classrooms and schools, and help inform strategies and goals at the state, district, and local school levels.

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  • East Tennessee Teacher Receives National Recognition as a Milken Educator

    Thursday, March 28, 2024 | 08:33am

    Nashville, TN— Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced East Tennessee Assistant Principal Abbey Kidwell of Clinton Elementary School in Clinton City Schools has been named a recipient of the prestigious Milken Educator Award, one of the highest honors in education that has been dubbed the “Oscars of Teaching” by Teacher Magazine.

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  • TDOE Releases 2022-23 Report Card

    Tuesday, March 26, 2024 | 03:00pm

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released the 2022-23 State Report Card, highlighting new interactive features for families and users to learn more on how districts and schools are performing across the state.

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  • Tennessee Celebrates March Literacy Month

    Monday, March 04, 2024 | 01:00pm

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

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  • TDOE Announces School and District Designations for 2022-23 School Year

    Tuesday, February 20, 2024 | 03:00pm

    NASHVILLE, TN — Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced state school and district designations for the 2022-23 school year, including Reward schools, Exemplary districts, and In Need of Improvement districts. These designations are based on various performance indicators, including student achievement and growth.

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  • TDOE Releases 2023 ACT Senior Retake Data

    Wednesday, February 14, 2024 | 12:00pm

    Nashville, TN — Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released data on the 2023 ACT Senior Retake, which provides public high school seniors with an additional opportunity to boost their score on the ACT for free. Thanks to the retake opportunity, the number of high school seniors who took the ACT in 2023 and are now eligible for the state HOPE Scholarship has increased to 24,623, representing one out of three seniors.

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