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Education
6:20 am
Wed October 30, 2013

TN Program Seeks To Create More School Principals

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is launching a new leadership program he hopes will create a pipeline of highly trained principals for schools.

The state will work with Vanderbilt University and local districts to nominate, select and train up to 30 participants a year in the program.

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Education
9:06 am
Tue October 29, 2013

TN To Review Textbooks

Tennessee lawmakers are planning a hearing on the panel that vets textbooks for use in public schools.

The Senate's education and government operations committees are scheduled to hold two days of joint hearings on the Tennessee Textbook Commission beginning next Monday.

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Education
7:34 am
Wed December 19, 2012

TN Hosts School Safety Summitt

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The Tennessee Department of Education is planning a statewide School Safety Summit for next month. Department spokeswoman Kelli Gauthier says the meeting is a result of concerns following last week’s deadly elementary school shooting in Connecticut.

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Education
8:38 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Tennessee Teacher Licensing Revisions

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The Tennessee Department of Education is revising its teacher licensing standards.  Education board representatives and review teams of teachers will announce details later today in Nashville. The department said revisions made will be in partnership with the state board, the Educational Testing Service and review teams consisting of teachers, district administrators and higher education faculty. The department said it recognizes the need to set rigorous expectations for teacher preparation and licensing.

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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