Education

Tennessee Releases 2014 State Report Card

Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 03:35 pm

NASHVILLE—The 2014 state Report Card­­­­—posted Thursday on the Tennessee Department of Education website—offers users the ability to view detailed breakdowns of last year’s student achievement growth and other important data points.

Haslam Lays Out Next Steps From Education Summit

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 02:07 pm

Public review of academic standards will include input from across the state 
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the process for a public review of the state’s K-12 academic standards in English language arts and math.  The process is in partnership with the State Board of Education and will include input from educators and citizens from across the state.   
 
Academic standards are typically reviewed in Tennessee every six years.  With these standards now in their fourth year, and with the discussion happening in Tennessee and across the country about Common Core state standards, Haslam believes this is the appropriate time to take a fresh look.

Haslam Launches $10 Million Workforce Development Grant Competition for Local Communities

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | 03:13 pm

LEAP program seeks to better link higher education, industry to enhance Drive to 55 effort
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the start of the Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) competition, a state effort focused on increasing opportunities for Tennesseans to obtain a certificate or degree beyond high school that is aligned with the needs of the workforce in their communities.


The LEAP program, administered by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), is accepting applications from local collaboratives that seek to create new programs and/or acquire essential equipment aligned with the gaps in the local workforce.

Haslam, Ramsey and Harwell To Convene Education Summit

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 | 03:38 pm

Review of Tennessee’s progress, update on current status and discussion on future success
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam joined Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and House Speaker Beth Harwell today to announce that key stakeholders of K-12 education from across the state will come together in Nashville on Thursday, September 18 for Tennessee’s Education Summit: Progress of the Past, Present and Future.
 
“There is nothing more important to the future of our state than getting education right,” Haslam said. “We are making historic progress in Tennessee, and as part of that progress there has been a lot of change and discussion. This is a chance to review where we’ve been, take a look at where we are today, and make sure we’re planning for where we want to go.”

ACT Recognizes Tennessee for “Unusual and Impressive” Test Gains

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | 10:10 am

NASHVILLE—Tennessee’s composite ACT score showed its largest gain in more than a decade, and increased more than it has since the state began testing all students in 2010, according to scores released today by ACT. Officials with ACT called the 0.3 gain “noteworthy.”                                                                                                                                                                       

State Releases 2014 District-Level TCAP Results

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | 11:07 am

NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Education today released district-level results from the 2014 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program, which show strong gains in high school, and relatively constant scores in elementary and middle school.