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.  

Haslam Announces Tennessee Students Continue to Improve

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | 02:12 pm

Statewide assessments show achievement gains for second year in a row
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and State Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman today announced that statewide student performance on the 2012 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) improved for the second year in a row, as the state continues to push toward academic achievement through its First to the Top education reforms.
Students reached higher levels of proficiency in 23 of 24 TCAP achievement tests in grades three through eight.  Achievement also increased on most high school “End of Course” exams.