Tennessee Department of Education

Laurie Cardoza-Moore’s term extension comes as the commission’s work expands.
Plaintiffs challenge speedy rollout, among other things
Some balk over state guidance suggesting that they catalog their classroom collections
‘I’m ready to share our stories,’ says Melissa Collins, the state’s new chief education ambassador
Schwinn cites uneven participation rates of students taking state TCAP tests
Nearly half of the district’s schools also earn individual Level 5 marks, a sign of recovery from pandemic
Local governments in Nashville and Memphis failed to show that an injunction was warranted, the judges ruled
Speedy voucher rollout draws hopeful families, more legal challenges
Lee meets with private school leaders, while his education chief acknowledges the timeline is ‘challenging’
The legal move comes as the state prepares to officially relaunch the program
Gov. Bill Lee said the state will work “starting today” toward enrolling students.
Scores rise across all subjects and grades, largely returning to pre-COVID levels, but disparities persist
With more legal challenges pending, ‘there can’t be any steps going forward,’ Gov. Lee concedes
The $20 million center will centralize and strengthen the state’s 65 existing “grow your own” teacher preparation programs.
Here is everything you need to know about how critical race theory has shaped the Tennessee curriculum debate up to this point — and what may be on the horizon.
The state’s voucher program for students with disabilities could double in size.
The plan would include $6.6 billion for per-pupil funding for all public school students and $1.8 billion for students needing extra support.
Tennessee Gov. proposes $1 billion more for K-12 education and a new institute to fight “anti-American thought” in higher education in his annual budget.
The researcher behind Tennessee’s pre-K study wants to rethink public preschool. Others say not so fast.
The proposal would target districts that don’t offer 180 days of annual in-person instruction beginning Sept. 1, 2022
A blueprint to revamp education funding appears to align with Gov. Bill Lee’s pledge to consider each student’s needs. But how much more money would be added?
Education is expected to be front and center again — with K-12 funding reform at the top of the list
The findings, released Monday and mirroring national research, raise important questions about the reliability and fairness of the state’s teacher evaluation system.
The schools rejoining Shelby County Schools generally have continued to languish academically under state control.
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