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Tennessee Educator Survey Released
Tennessee Educator Survey Released

The Tennessee Department of Education and Tennessee Education Research Alliance at Vanderbilt University (TERA) released the results from the 2019 Tennessee Educator Survey.

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OPINION: The Truth About Teacher Salary
OPINION: The Truth About Teacher Salary

The Basic Education Program (BEP), how Tennessee funds K-12 public schools, provides over $4.7 billion of state funding for education.

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Foster Care in Tennessee
Foster Care in Tennessee

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.

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Chairman Alexander Statement on White House Higher Education Reform Proposal
Chairman Alexander Statement on White House Higher Education Reform Proposal

Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the Trump Administration's Higher Education Reform Proposal:

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Five industry councils create workforce pipelines to fill positions, while local students reap the benefits in the short- and long-term
Five industry councils create workforce pipelines to fill positions, while local students reap the benefits in the short- and long-term

Key industries in Rutherford County are facing challenges. Parents and students, it's time to take note.

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Tennessee Educator Survey Highlights Teacher Empowerment, Understanding of Standards
Tennessee Educator Survey Highlights Teacher Empowerment, Understanding of Standards

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...

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Gov. Haslam okays partnership with CMA Foundation for $1 Million Music and Arts Education Initiative
Gov. Haslam okays partnership with CMA Foundation for $1 Million Music and Arts Education Initiative

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.

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State Department of Education Announces New Steps to Reduce Testing
State Department of Education Announces New Steps to Reduce Testing

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.

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Gov. Haslam Put
Gov. Haslam Put "Education" At TOP of "State of the State"

Gov. Bill Haslam just delivered his final state of the state address, and once again, education remains a top priority for Tennessee leaders.

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Free Community Education Training on drug use and addiction - Great for parents and educators
Free Community Education Training on drug use and addiction - Great for parents and educators

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.

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#1 Teacher Concern is Workload - 2017 State of Education Report
#1 Teacher Concern is Workload - 2017 State of Education 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...

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MTSU hosting Chinese delegation for sixth year of unique cultural exchange
MTSU hosting Chinese delegation for sixth year of unique cultural exchange

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.

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TN Senator Tracy announces signing of the Teacher Bill of Rights
TN Senator Tracy announces signing of the Teacher Bill of Rights

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.

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 Personalized Learning Task Force Outlines Next Steps to Help Tailor Teaching for Each Student
Personalized Learning Task Force Outlines Next Steps to Help Tailor Teaching for Each Student

"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.

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Thursday, October 20th, 2016 (Alan Farley)
Thursday, October 20th, 2016 (Alan Farley)
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Nation's new education law: the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Nation's new education law: the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

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).

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Local School Districts to Decide on Teacher Raises in Tennessee
Local School Districts to Decide on Teacher Raises in Tennessee

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.

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Thursday, October 6th, 2016 (Butch Campbell & Wayne Blair)
Thursday, October 6th, 2016 (Butch Campbell & Wayne Blair)
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Teacher Conference was a Success in Murfreesboro
Teacher Conference was a Success in Murfreesboro

Most recently, the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce hosted 200 educators for a two-day instructional technology and STEM Conference last week.

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State Board Approves New Tennessee Math and English Language Arts Standards
State Board Approves New Tennessee Math and English Language Arts Standards

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.

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HiSet Now Sole High School Equivalency Test in Tennessee
HiSet Now Sole High School Equivalency Test in Tennessee

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.

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Hobgood Students Use Tech App to Unlock Virtual Classroom
Hobgood Students Use Tech App to Unlock Virtual Classroom

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.

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Tennessee State Board of Education wants YOUR input on Social Studies programs
Tennessee State Board of Education wants YOUR input on Social Studies programs

The Tennessee State Board of Education launched a review website to collect public feedback on Tennessee's grade K-12 social studies standards.

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TN School Choice Bill Passes Finance Subcommittee
TN School Choice Bill Passes Finance Subcommittee

In a historic vote, the House Finance Subcommittee passed the Tennessee Choice & Opportunity Scholarship Act.

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President Signs Bill to Reform K-12 Education
President Signs Bill to Reform K-12 Education

"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,"

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Alexander Statement on NGA Endorsement of Every Student Succeeds Act
Alexander Statement on NGA Endorsement of Every Student Succeeds Act

"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..."

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Tennessee Board of Education Asking for Feedback
Tennessee Board of Education Asking for Feedback

The Tennessee State Board of Education is seeking feedback on newly revised K-12 math and English language arts standards

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Free high school equivalency testing in Rutherford County
Free high school equivalency testing in Rutherford County

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.

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Beacon Report has a few numbers in regards to educational costs in Tennessee
Beacon Report has a few numbers in regards to educational costs in Tennessee

For instance, taxpayers spend $9.3 billion each year on education statewide. Of that amount, just 54 percent makes it into the classroom.

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Tennessee Maintains 36th Ranking in KIDS COUNT® Child Well-Being Report
Tennessee Maintains 36th Ranking in KIDS COUNT® Child Well-Being Report

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.

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Education woes in the Volunteer State
Education woes in the Volunteer State

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.

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Governor: Drive to 55 a Success
Governor: Drive to 55 a Success

Gov. Haslam's initiatives to boost postsecondary education degrees in Tennessee are showing success.

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Governor Haslam says he is Behind the Teachers
Governor Haslam says he is Behind the Teachers

Gov. Bill Haslam has unveiled several proposals intended to support Tennessee teachers.

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Preschool Services in Tennessee to get $17.5 Million Boost
Preschool Services in Tennessee to get $17.5 Million Boost

Federal officials have awarded a $17.5 million grant to Tennessee to expand preschool services.

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MTSU Social Science Symposium:
MTSU Social Science Symposium: "Worth Every Penny?: Debt, Education and Opportunity"

MTSU student, faculty and visiting scholars will discuss whether the opportunities that higher education provides are worth the debt it often requires...

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MTSU president stresses adaptability, funding at higher ed panel
MTSU president stresses adaptability, funding at higher ed panel

From rising tuition to curriculum innovation to partnerships with business, Middle Tennessee State University President Sidney A. McPhee joined three other higher education...

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Murfreesboro School Board to turn in City School Director Evaluation on Sept. 16th
Murfreesboro School Board to turn in City School Director Evaluation on Sept. 16th

Looking at this year compared to 2013, Dr. Gilbert told WGNS this school year has been interesting...

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According to State: Tennessee Just Completed the Sale of $345-million in bonds
According to State: Tennessee Just Completed the Sale of $345-million in bonds

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.

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U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander told Education Secretary Duncan that his federal “overreach” is “undermining” support for high state academic sta

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.

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What is the number one ranked
What is the number one ranked "Public, Magnet or Charter" high school in Tennessee?

In Rutherford County, Blackman High School and Siegel High School were not ranked on the list by number... 

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First Lady Crissy Haslam Addresses Murfreesboro Rotary
First Lady Crissy Haslam Addresses Murfreesboro Rotary

On Tuesday, Tennessee's First Lady Crissy Haslam spoke to the Rotary Club of Murfreesboro. Much of her focus was on education.

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Need a job? Could you be a teacher in Rutherford County, TN?

Rutherford County Schools will host its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair this Saturday, April 26, at Smyrna High School from 9 a.m. until noon.

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Some teachers very upset with Gov. Haslam on Teacher Pay Hike situation

Pressure continues to mount across Tennessee for Gov. Bill Haslam to follow through on his proposal to raise teacher salaries in the state.

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More Students Taking Advanced Placement Courses in Tennessee, But...

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. 

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Tennessee Children Have Problems READING - Do Your Kids?

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.

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Governor Bill Haslam Says Teachers Need to be Paid MORE MONEY
Governor Bill Haslam Says Teachers Need to be Paid MORE MONEY
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he’s committed to improving the salaries of the state’s teachers and plans to provide some degree of funding in his proposed budget to start doing so.
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Cannon County Supervisor and Bedford County Principal Earn Top Honors
Cannon County Supervisor and Bedford County Principal Earn Top Honors
A Bedford County elementary school principal and a Cannon County supervisor have earned top honors for their work in Tennessee education.
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Murfreesboro Police Chief Glen Chrisman Comments on the Common Core State Standards in Education?

Common Core State Standards in local education discussed in law enforcement? 

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Common Core Summer Trainings for Local Teachers Continues - What is Common Core?

The Tennessee Department of Education is hosting a second round of Common Core summer trainings for teachers. 

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