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Tennessee Department of Education, 2018
STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) is the fifth-fastest-growing occupational cluster in the South and the seventh-largest employer with projected employment of 2.6 million workers by 2020. In order to prepare students to take advantage of the vast opportunities in this field, educators must equip students with the knowledge and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Employment Qualifications, Job Skills, Elementary Secondary Education
Tennessee Department of Education, 2017
More than 65,000 teachers show up each day to work in Tennessee's public schools. At the current rate, half of these teachers will leave or retire in the next decade. The positions they vacate will be filled primarily by novice educators. What will it take to ensure Tennessee has a strong and vibrant new teacher pipeline in the years to come? This…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Supply and Demand
Tennessee Department of Education, 2017
The division of college, career and technical education (CCTE) of the Tennessee Department of Education established the office of postsecondary coordination and alignment in 2012 for the purpose of expanding and promoting early postsecondary opportunities (EPSOs) for all high school students across the state. The office is also charged with…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, State Departments of Education, Alignment (Education), Postsecondary Education
Tennessee Department of Education, 2015
Education in Tennessee is on the rise. With the close of the Race to the Top era, Tennessee saw striking successes in student achievement that also called attention to the continued need to ensure students' long-term success. Tennessee is now launching a new chapter and if successful districts and schools in Tennessee will exemplify excellence and…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Equal Education
Tennessee Department of Education, 2004
In 1987, the State Board of Education cited a shortage of minority teachers in Tennessee. In 1988, The Tennessee Task Force on the Supply of Minority Teachers issued recommendations to increase the number of minority teachers. In 1989, House Joint Resolution 36 also requested an annual report on the status of minority teachers be submitted to the…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Minority Group Teachers, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Recruitment