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Gestamp-ing through Chattanooga: Hamilton County’s Work-Based Learning Experiences

When Kim stepped onto the campus of Hixson High School, she knew she wanted to find her passions. These passions, she hoped, would propel her to skills that would make her ready for her future career. However, her answer came in a combination of in-school and off-campus work-based learning. Kim’s school is part of Pathways …

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10 Ways to Foster a Reading Culture in Your School

By Cathy Whitehead CathyCathy Whitehead shares one of her favorite books with students at Mitchell-Neilson Elementary. Earlier this spring, I had the privilege of talking with students, teachers, interventionists, librarians, and principals in three schools across the state as I set out to discover how we are promoting a culture of reading in Tennessee’s schools, …

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Meet our 8th Grade Essay Contest Winner: “I owe it all to Mrs. Sutton”

Nearly 3,000 essays later, the Tennessee Department of Education is proud to announce the winners of our third annual essay contest: “My teacher inspired me to…” We are thrilled to introduce Rawan Haj-Hussein, an eighth-grader at Siegel Middle School in Rutherford County and the winner of the 6-8 category. We hope you enjoy Rawan’s kind …

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Tennessee Students Show Strong Gains on 2015 TCAP

We’re proud to unveil the 2015 statewide TCAP results. We know that Tennessee students and teachers worked tirelessly this year to teach and learn. Check out some of the highlights from the 2015 statewide results. You can find additional details on our website. District- and school-level results will be released late in July. We continued to …

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Farm to Tray Program Grows Knowledge and Produce

First period looks a little different at Liberty Tech High School in Jackson, Tennessee. After the bell rings, students in Teresa Crouse’s hydroponics class start to get their hands dirty, quite literally. On any given day Crouses’s classes could be harvesting vegetables for lunch or investigating technical problems with greenhouse equipment. Senior Aeriel Bell has …

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