Education

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Highlights Tennessee Education Reforms in Huffington Post Column

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 | 11:21 am

Tennessee exemplifies the improved student performance and higher levels of teacher professionalism states can attain through federal Race to the Top education reforms, wrote U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan in a column for the Huffington Post. 

The piece, “The Tennessee Story,” highlights the Tennessee Department of Education’s recent report on its new teacher evaluation system as a national example.

Haslam to Focus on Post-Secondary Education in Tennessee

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | 02:29 pm

Convenes higher ed leaders to discuss affordability, quality and workforce development
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today called together post-secondary education leaders from across the state along with statewide business organizations to discuss the importance of a comprehensive and coordinated focus on the issues of affordability, the quality of our Tennessee colleges, universities and technology centers, and how to do a better job of matching the skills state institutions are teaching with the needs of employers.