The Tennessee Department of Education and Tennessee Education Research Alliance at Vanderbilt University (TERA) released the results from the 2019 Tennessee Educator Survey.
The Basic Education Program (BEP), how Tennessee funds K-12 public schools, provides over $4.7 billion of state funding for education.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released their most recent KIDS COUNT Survey and it shows that Tennessee has placed 77% of youngsters that were in the states foster system into foster homes.
Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the Trump Administration's Higher Education Reform Proposal:
Key industries in Rutherford County are facing challenges. Parents and students, it's time to take note.
Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen released the results from the 2018 Tennessee Educator Survey, which was completed by nearly 40,000 Tennessee educators, representing 58 percent of the state's teachers...
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a partnership with the Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation to launch a $1 million competitive grant opportunity focused on expanding students' access to high-quality music and arts education.
Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today the approval of recommendations that will reduce student testing in 2018-19. The recommendations are the first to be released by the state's third Task Force on Student Testing and Assessment - which includes educators, parents, and education leaders from across the state - and they resulted from months of analysis and discussion, as well as additional surveys of high school teachers and parents.
Gov. Bill Haslam just delivered his final state of the state address, and once again, education remains a top priority for Tennessee leaders.
Over 64,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2016, the largest annual jump (20% over 2015) in U.S. history, according to a New York Times report.
In the 2017 State of Tennessee Education Survey, teachers responded to questions on 20 topics regarding education. Teacher Workload was rated as the most critical...
Middle Tennessee State University is playing host this week to a delegation of schoolchildren, teachers and administrators from China's Dongcheng Educational Group for the sixth in a series of reciprocal visits between the institutions.
Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) announced the ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 14 which creates a list of rights and protections afforded to Tennessee educators.
"Our teachers have always aimed to tailor their instruction to meet the needs of their students, but now we have an opportunity to take that approach to the next level," said Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen.
Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen released a new report today highlighting the feedback gathered from educators, advocates, parents, students, and the public to determine how to implement specific components of the nation's new education law: the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
A recently report says local school districts get to decide how to spend that money on positions, whether it be through employee raises or on hiring new staff.
Most recently, the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce hosted 200 educators for a two-day instructional technology and STEM Conference last week.
This past Friday, the State Board of Education voted unanimously on final reading to approve new, Tennessee-specific academic standards for Mathematics and English language arts.
Beginning April 1, 2016, new test takers will no longer be able to sign up for the GED test. As of that date HiSet will be the sole provider of high school equivalency testing in Tennessee.
Students in Ms. Gilliland's fifth grade class at Hobgood Elementary are experiencing the wonders of technology through the use of their iPads and an online app named Aurasma.
The Tennessee State Board of Education launched a review website to collect public feedback on Tennessee's grade K-12 social studies standards.
In a historic vote, the House Finance Subcommittee passed the Tennessee Choice & Opportunity Scholarship Act.
"Today we are unleashing a new era of innovation and excellence in student achievement--one that recognizes that the path to higher standards, better teaching and real accountability is classroom by classroom, community by community, and state by state--and not through Washington, D.C,"
"The National Governors Association's full endorsement of our bipartisan legislation to fix No Child Left Behind--the group's first such endorsement of any federal legislation in nearly 20 years--is of huge significance..."
The Tennessee State Board of Education is seeking feedback on newly revised K-12 math and English language arts standards
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is now giving students who left high school before graduating the opportunity to earn their high school equivalency diploma at no cost.
For instance, taxpayers spend $9.3 billion each year on education statewide. Of that amount, just 54 percent makes it into the classroom.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation 2015 KIDS COUNT® Data Book released today shows Tennessee ranks 36th in the country for child well-being, the same as in 2014.
More than a dozen education advocacy groups are calling for more transparency from the Tennessee Department of Education after it failed to communicate a change it made in the way a student's test score is calculated.
Gov. Haslam's initiatives to boost postsecondary education degrees in Tennessee are showing success.
Gov. Bill Haslam has unveiled several proposals intended to support Tennessee teachers.
Federal officials have awarded a $17.5 million grant to Tennessee to expand preschool services.
MTSU student, faculty and visiting scholars will discuss whether the opportunities that higher education provides are worth the debt it often requires...
From rising tuition to curriculum innovation to partnerships with business, Middle Tennessee State University President Sidney A. McPhee joined three other higher education...
Looking at this year compared to 2013, Dr. Gilbert told WGNS this school year has been interesting...
The Tennessee State School Bond Authority has just completed the sale of $345 million of higher education facilities bonds to finance the costs of projects for the state's higher education system.
He told Secretary Duncan that his federal “overreach” is “undermining” support for high state academic standards and teacher evaluation, and is taking responsibility away from states, local officials, and teachers.
In Rutherford County, Blackman High School and Siegel High School were not ranked on the list by number...
On Tuesday, Tennessee's First Lady Crissy Haslam spoke to the Rotary Club of Murfreesboro. Much of her focus was on education.
Rutherford County Schools will host its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair this Saturday, April 26, at Smyrna High School from 9 a.m. until noon.
Pressure continues to mount across Tennessee for Gov. Bill Haslam to follow through on his proposal to raise teacher salaries in the state.
A new report shows over the last decade more students are taking Advanced Placement courses in Tennessee. But, the College Board report released on Tuesday shows the state is below the national average of students in the class of 2013 who scored a 3 or higher on an AP exam.
A new report finds that despite progress made over the last decade, only about one-in-three students in the state are proficient at reading when he or she reaches the fourth grade.
Common Core State Standards in local education discussed in law enforcement?
The Tennessee Department of Education is hosting a second round of Common Core summer trainings for teachers.
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