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.

Tennessee Lauded for Strong Partnerships Between Education and Economic Development, Hosts National Conference

Thursday, June 26, 2014 | 02:48 pm


NASHVILLE—Education and industry leaders from the nine-state Pathways to Prosperity Network gathered in Nashville today to discuss how to build academic pathways that establish clear connections between education and the workforce.