NASHVILLE – An engineer, a chemist and a math tutor are among the group of 27 individuals making a commitment this summer to become a teacher through the Tennessee Department of Education’s Teach Tennessee “Commissioner’s Fellows”program. Teach Tennessee is a statewide transitional licensure program created by Governor Phil Bredesen that addresses the need for classroom teachers by challenging mid-career professionals, retirees and others to teach.
Beat the Back-to-School Rush, Get Children Current on Vaccinations
NASHVILLE – Parents of children enrolling in child care, pre-school, Kindergarten and 7th grade should make plans now to be sure their children are up to date with their immunizations, if they haven’t already. Pediatric practices and county health department clinics expect to be busy all summer providing the vaccines and certificates necessary to meet the new immunization requirements that went into effect on July 1.