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Education
9:17 am
Mon July 23, 2012

E-book Use Increases in Tennessee

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Downloads in Tennessee's Regional E-book and Audio Download System, or READS, increased 77 percent in the past year.  

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Education
9:00 am
Sun July 22, 2012

New Christian County Superintendent Speaks About Coming to Kentucky

Mary Ann Gemmill

Mary Ann Gemmill started her job as Christian County’s new superintendent of schools at the beginning of July. The 40-year education veteran comes to the district after serving most recently as the chief administrative officer for the Collier County School District in Naples, Fla. Gemmill is a Clinton, Tenn., native, and has worked in several school districts across the Midwestand south. She comes to Christian County Schools as Kentucky is implementing a major push for college and career readiness.

Education Policy
4:18 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Kentucky Represented in National Education Publication

Originally published on Fri July 20, 2012 1:03 pm

The executive director of Kentucky’s Pritchard Committee for Academic Excellence is now blogging for a national publication and he’ll be keeping readers abreast of changes the state undergoes as it continues to roll out its new accountability system.

Stu Silberman said he’ll try to post content twice a week on Education Week’s website EdWeekly.org and he hopes to share best practices and challenges that the commonwealth faces.

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Education
8:21 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Kentucky Education Ranks 5th in Harvard Report

Kentucky’s improvement in student assessments of reading, math and science in the past 20 years has placed the Commonwealth in a tie for fifth place in a new Harvard University report.  

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Education
9:29 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Educators Visit New Madrid Fault

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Twenty teachers from six different states visited New Madrid, Missouri on Monday to learn more about that town's claim to fame. 

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Education
7:20 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Tennessee Education Department Releases Evaluation Report

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A new Tennessee Department of Education report addresses educators’ concerns about the way certain test scores are used to evaluate teachers. 

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Teacher Evaluations
4:13 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Tennessee Department of Education Releases Teacher Evaluation Recommendation

A Tennessee Department of Education report suggests making student test scores a smaller portion of teachers' evaluations if specific testing data is not available to the teachers. 

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Higher Education
8:46 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Illinois Committee Promotes College Degrees

Illinois educators and officials are looking for ways to boost the state's college graduation rate. Officials want 60 percent of adults in Illinois to have some sort of college degree or career certificate by 2025. 

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Education
11:52 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Austin Peay Software Program Wins Praise

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An Austin Peay software program is winning praise from education experts. The program, called Degree Compass advises students’ course selection by analyzing their academic progress. 

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Higher Education
7:52 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Tennessee Governor Holds Higher Education Review

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam will begin a review of the state's college and university systems at his residence on today.

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