TN Classroom Chronicles Staff

Introducing the Inaugural Parent Advisory Council

We’re proud to introduce the members of our 2016 Parent Advisory Council. The council will effectively engage parents with leaders at the Tennessee Department of Education, as we work together to support our students. Members will collect and share feedback on current issues in education, district implementation of state policy, and the department’s parent communications strategies. Additionally, council members will share …

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Malika Anderson Superintendent

Malika Anderson was elected as the superintendent of Tennessee’s Achievement School District (ASD) and she’ll start her job in January of 2016. Previously, she worked as the director of school turnaround for District of Columbia Public Schools and was employed by the ASD’s deputy superintendent.

Maury & Lewis County Educators Help All Students Thrive

As a former teacher and teacher of teachers, Education Commissioner Candice McQueen’s heart is never far from the classroom. In this post the commissioner recaps her recent stops in Maury County and Lewis County on the Classroom Chronicles tour.  By Candice McQueen, Tennessee Commissioner of Education I had the privilege of visiting both Maury and Lewis …

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Highlights from the Tennessee Educator Survey

Last week the Department of Education released its results from the 2015 Tennessee Educator Survey, and we are excited to report that this year more educators than ever participated.  For the past three years, the department has collaborated with Vanderbilt University to deliver a survey to all Tennessee teachers and administrators.  This survey helps to …

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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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100 TN Students Earn Perfect Score on 2014 Writing Assessment

Because writing is essential to our students’ success in college and career, we are excited to celebrate the 100 students across the state of Tennessee who earned a perfect score on the 2014 TCAP Writing Assessment administered last February. These students earned a level 4 score in all reporting categories of the writing assessment. The …

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District Professional Learning Day

Morning Sessions8:00- 11:00Important Note: For all technology sessions that require laptops or iPads -it is essential that you bringyour device fully charged, since power strips will be limited. Be sure appropriate software is loaded. Ifapplicable, also be sure that you know your passwords.Course: Using iPads to Enhance InstructionPresenter: Lauren Fleming, FSSD Instructional Technology SpecialistDescription: 1. …

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