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Tennessee Department of Education, 2017
The majority of Tennessee ninth graders graduate from high school, but far fewer make the leap to postsecondary education. Recently launched statewide initiatives have fundamentally shifted the educational landscape, substantially reducing barriers to postsecondary access. The state now stands at the cusp of a historical transformation where it…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, High School Students, Postsecondary Education, Barriers
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, 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
Batiwalla, Mary – Tennessee Department of Education, 2014
In 2013, Tennessee counted nearly 7,000 students in the senior cohort whose academic skills when they entered high school suggested they were on track to earn college credits through Advanced Placement (AP) exams. Yet just over half of these students actually graduated with an AP credit, and less than a third of the economically disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Barriers, Access to Education, Enrollment
Tennessee Department of Education, 2007
IDEA stands for The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which is the law that requires special services for children with disabilities from birth through the age of twenty-one years. This law has established the regulations on which the procedural safeguards in this booklet are based. The ten safeguards discussed include the right to:…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Disabilities, Toddlers, Parent Rights
Tennessee Department of Education, 2007
This document presents an overview of the Revised SPP, submitted February 1, 2007, as it relates to the 2005-2006 Annual Performance Report Development, also submitted February 1, 2007. The original Part C, IDEA State Performance Plan (SPP) for Tennessee was developed in conjunction with and approved by the State's Interagency Coordinating…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Hearings, Disabilities, Special Education
Addison, Susan, Ed. – Tennessee Department of Education, 2004
This initial issue of "Early Edition" launches the first edition of Tennessee's newsletter dedicated to the implementation of programs and services for young children with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The period of early childhood is the foundation for all future learning and achievement for…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Family Programs, Academic Achievement, Disabilities