Tennessee Department of Education

Three-year-old legal battle continues, even as applications are approved
State considers eligibility criteria that could exclude student poverty levels
Though he offered few specifics, Lee said he plans to build on his education agenda of the last four years
Grim results come in spite of early pandemic investments in tutoring and summer learning
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.
Who will be tested, and on what? We address these and other common questions.
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.
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