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Tennessee Department of Education, 2023
Coordinated School Health (CSH) is a framework for addressing health in schools, connects health with learning, and improves students' health and capacity to learn through the support of schools, families, and communities working together. This model encourages healthy lifestyles, provides needed support to students, and helps to reduce the…
Descriptors: School Health Services, Health Promotion, Life Style, Academic Achievement
Tennessee Department of Education, 2022
The Tennessee Department of Education's office of coordinated school health (CSH) works with every school district in the state to address all aspects of student health, with a special emphasis on reducing Tennessee's childhood obesity rates. Encouraging adequate physical activity and providing physical education for all students are the central…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activity Level, Comprehensive School Health Education, State Standards
Tennessee Department of Education, 2021
The Tennessee Department of Education's office of coordinated school health (CSH) works with every school district in the state to address all aspects of student health, with a special emphasis on reducing Tennessee's childhood obesity rates. Encouraging adequate physical activity and providing physical education for all students are the central…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Comprehensive School Health Education, Physical Education
Tennessee Department of Education, 2020
The Tennessee Department of Education's office of coordinated school health (CSH) works with every school district in the state to address all aspects of student health, with a special emphasis on reducing Tennessee's childhood obesity rates. Encouraging adequate physical activity and providing physical education for all students are the central…
Descriptors: Comprehensive School Health Education, Physical Education, Physical Activity Level, Health Behavior
Tennessee Department of Education, 2019
The Tennessee Department of Education's office of coordinated school health (CSH) works with every school district in the state to address all aspects of student health, with a special emphasis on reducing Tennessee's childhood obesity rates. Encouraging adequate physical activity and providing physical education for all students are the central…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Health Behavior, Physical Activity Level, State Standards
Tennessee Department of Education, 2018
School safety is a critical issue that has steadily gained more attention over the past two decades. High-profile school shootings like the tragic incident at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, have reignited calls to address school security and behavioral health so that all students have access to a safe learning environment.…
Descriptors: School Safety, School Security, Emergency Programs, School Size
Collins, Emily – Tennessee Department of Education, 2018
Thirty-seven percent of Tennessee's students are students of color, but teachers of color represent only 13 percent of the teacher population. This gap between students and teachers of color in Tennessee mirrors a national trend. Across the United States, students of color make up 51 percent of the student body whereas teachers of color make up…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Administrator Characteristics, Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Teachers
Tennessee Department of Education, 2018
In keeping with the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated 49-1-201(12), this Annual Statistical and Financial Report for the scholastic year ending June 30, 2018, provides a numerical record of information describing the condition of education in the state of Tennessee. The report provides the following information: (1) Public School Officers;…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, State Boards of Education, State Departments of Education
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
In keeping with the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated 49-1-201(12), this Annual Statistical and Financial Report for the scholastic year ending June 30, 2017, provides a numerical record of information describing the condition of education in the state of Tennessee. The report provides the following information: (1) Public School Officers;…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, State Boards of Education, State Departments of Education
Tennessee Department of Education, 2017
In September 2015, Commissioner Candice McQueen and senior leadership at the Tennessee Department of Education laid out goals and priorities for Tennessee's students and a plan to reach these goals. This strategic plan, Tennessee Succeeds, aimed to give a clear, overarching vision for the key strategies the department would focus on in order to…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Equal Education, Alignment (Education), Accountability
Tennessee Department of Education, 2016
Reading is more than just decoding the letters on a page--although that is critically important. It is drawing meaning from text and making connections to the outside world. These are the critical thinking skills that determine success both in and outside the classroom. In past years, far too many of Tennessee's students have passed through…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties, Educational Improvement
Tennessee Department of Education, 2016
"Setting the Foundation: A Report on Elementary Grades Reading in Tennessee" (ED572952) provides insight into the challenges associated with early grades reading in Tennessee, along with a set of recommendations for building more readers across the state. This appendix provides detailed information about reading programs in Tennessee…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Textbooks
Tennessee Department of Education, 2016
In keeping with the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated 49-1-201(12), this Annual Statistical and Financial Report for the scholastic year ending June 30, 2016, provides a numerical record of information describing the condition of education in the state of Tennessee. The report provides the following information: (1) Public School Officers;…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, State Boards of Education, State Departments of Education
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