Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced 170 schools as the 2014-15 Reward Schools, the top 5 percent of schools in the state for academic achievement and the top 5 percent for annual growth. The Reward Schools span 59 districts across Tennessee and include 93 schools that serve mostly economically disadvantaged populations.
Monday, August 03, 2015 | 9:14am
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 9:21am
The Tennessee Department of Education today released district-level results from the 2015 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP), which show strong gains in high school and significant gains in grades 3-8 math.
Thursday, July 23, 2015 | 1:23pm
Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen today applauded the U.S. Department of Education’s approval of Tennessee’s waiver request from certain provisions of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Tennessee was the first state in the country to request an ESEA waiver in 2011 and one of only 10 states to receive a waiver in the first round of approvals in 2012.
Friday, July 17, 2015 | 6:12am
The superintendent of Tennessee’s Achievement School District, Chris Barbic, announced today his departure from the state-run district which serves schools in the bottom five percent in terms of academic achievement.
Thursday, July 16, 2015 | 3:42pm
The Tennessee Department of Education has awarded $10,497,423 in School Improvement Grant funds to 16 schools that are among the lowest-performing schools in the state in terms of academic achievement.
Friday, June 26, 2015 | 1:15pm
Education and industry leaders from across the state gathered this week to discuss how to build academic pathways that establish seamless connections between education and the workforce. Tennessee has earned national recognition for forging critical relationships between education and economic development through Pathways Tennessee, the state’s multi-agency initiative established in 2012, focused on providing rigorous education that leads to relevant careers.
Thursday, June 25, 2015 | 12:38pm
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Candice McQueen today announced Tennessee students made significant gains in all high school subjects and in the majority of subjects in grades 3-8.
High school scores on the 2015 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) continued to show strong growth for the third consecutive year, increasing in all seven tested subjects across English language arts, math and science. Since Haslam took office in 2011, 131,000 more students are on grade level in math, and nearly 60,000 more students are on grade level in science.
Friday, June 12, 2015 | 9:24am
The Tennessee Department of Education is proud to announce the finalists for the 2015-16 Tennessee Teacher of the Year Award. The nine finalists are elementary, middle, and high school educators from each Grand Division of the state. Grand Division winners and the Teacher of the Year will be selected from this group and announced this fall.
Friday, April 10, 2015 | 2:12pm
The Tennessee State Board of Education today recognized eight Tennessee schools that earned national recognition for their academic achievement and closing achievement gaps.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | 7:27am
Education Commissioner Candice McQueen today announced that Dr. Vicki Kirk, superintendent of Greene County Schools, will join the Tennessee Department of Education as the chief academic officer and one of three deputy commissioners.
Monday, March 02, 2015 | 11:59am
Education Commissioner Candice McQueen today announced the formation of a special Tennessee Task Force on Student Testing and Assessment to study and identify best practices in testing at the school level and how those assessments align with required state tests.
Tennessee Launches Statewide Partnership with Hope Street Group Teacher Fellowship to Connect TN Teachers to Education PolicyMonday, February 23, 2015 | 10:12am
The Tennessee Department of Education announced today a new partnership with Hope Street Group, a national nonprofit organization known for its teacher engagement work.
Friday, February 13, 2015 | 3:11pm
Education Commissioner Candice McQueen on Friday kicked off a statewide tour of classroom visits where she plans to connect with 10,000 Tennessee teachers. The commissioner, whose tour began in her hometown of Clarksville, is committed to this goal as a way to listen and learn from Tennessee educators.