Michael David Media is the proud publisher of the 2017 SEL Conference program book. Thanks to MNPS and Alignment Nashville for trusting us with the creative direction for the 7th annual conference guide! Because of your efforts, students will learn much because they were loved much. You’re an awesome team. Salute!
Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that 18,340 students in 917 classrooms across the state will benefit from the Voluntary Pre-K (VPK) program in the 2017-18 school year. Nearly 95 percent of districts in Tennessee will receive VPK funding designed to serve 4-year-olds who are at-risk. A list of preliminary funding amounts by district and … More Funding to Benefit Over 18,000 Students Through Voluntary Pre-K Programs
Metro Schools announced today the hiring of four new community superintendents. The new organizational structure, announced in February, will allow for better planning and coordination across all grade levels in support of the district’s new Strategic Framework. The new structure will better equip the district to mobilize local resources to support students and families through expanded collaborations with civic, community, business and faith-based organizations. The community superintendents will serve on the Director’s Executive Leadership Team. They will transition into their new roles on May 31 with July 1 as their official start date. … More Congratulations to the Four New Community Superintendents at MNPS!
Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that more than 11,000 students in 107 communities across the state will benefit from the 2017 Read to be Ready Summer Grant program, which funds educational camps that target rising first, second, and third graders who are not on grade level in reading during the critical summer months. In total, the department is awarding more than $8.5 million to 212 grant recipients throughout Tennessee. … More State Awards More Than $8.5 Million to 212 Grant Recipients for Summer Reading Programs
4 Ways City Educators Magazine’s “Career Advancement Issue” will Inspire You! The Spring 2017 issue of City Educators Magazine will inspire you to explore opportunities for advancing your career, to become an expert in the field, to think outside the box, and to seek out ways you can become a leader. Look for your copy … More 4 Ways City Educators Magazine’s “Career Advancement Issue” will Inspire You!
As students and colleagues cheer wildly, third-grade teacher Katelyn Baker walks to the front of the assembly to accept Tennessee’s 2016-17 $25,000 Milken Educator Award. In Baker’s classroom, students learn a very important skill: how to critique each other’s work. Baker acts as the facilitator as students share their work in front of the class, then listen as their peers offer both compliments and respectfully deliver suggestions for improvement. … More Education News in Tennessee
The Cookeville-Putnam County region has the distinction of being the largest micropolitan area in Tennessee. In this community surrounded by rich culture and breathtaking natural spaces, people visit and return to stay. A day trip from anywhere in the state is reasonable considering the centralized location and regional hub that is Cookeville. Here are a … More The Cumberland Plateau: Home to TN Tech’s College of Education
A Hamblen County teacher known for his leadership skills and high expectations for all students was named the 2016-17 Tennessee Teacher of the Year during the annual honorary banquet on Thursday night. … More Tennessee Announces 2016-17 Teacher of the Year
The U.S. Department of Education announced that six schools in Tennessee were named as 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools. The list of schools and their school districts along with the national press release are below. … More Six Tennessee Schools Named 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools