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Tennessee Department of Education, 2008
This booklet introduces parents to "Tennessee's Early Intervention System" (TEIS). This system is funded through the Tennessee Department of Education. Through TEIS parents can get answers about their baby's growth and development and find the special services their child may need. Parents can also use this system to determine which…
Descriptors: Family Needs, Parent Materials, Individualized Family Service Plans, Intervention
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
Tennessee Department of Education, 2006
The school systems of Tennessee are continuing to make efforts to recruit and retain African-American and other minority teachers. As school systems in the state become more and more diverse, these efforts must increase. The number of classroom teachers with 30+ years of experience further emphasizes the accelerated need to establish and implement…
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Recruitment, African American Teachers
Tennessee Department of Education, 2006
Part C, IDEA State Performance Plan (SPP) for Tennessee was developed in conjunction with and approved by the state's Interagency Coordinating Council. The public will be made aware of the status of each Early Intervention Service Program's performance as it relates to the Targets outlined in Tennessee's SPP. The public will also be made aware of…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Special Education, Early Intervention, Educational Indicators
Tennessee Department of Education, 2005
The school systems of Tennessee are continuing to make efforts to recruit and retain African-American and other minority teachers. As school systems in the state become more and more diverse, these efforts must increase. The number of classroom teachers with 30+ years of experience further emphasizes the accelerated need to establish and implement…
Descriptors: African Americans, Labor Turnover, Teacher Recruitment, Minority Group Teachers
Tennessee Department of Education, 2005
The mission of the Tennessee Reading Panel (TRP) is to promote lifelong literacy for all Tennessee citizens. The TRP provides literacy support through leadership, advocacy, teacher training, professional development, and the establishment of community and family partnerships. Recognizing that literacy is the basis for all learning, this document…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Grade 3, Reading Comprehension, Federal Government
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
McDonough, Benton, Ed. – Tennessee Department of Education, 2004
This issue of "Special Edition" contains the following articles: (1) Message from the Assistant Commissioner (Joseph Fisher); (2) Inclusion: Success in the Classroom (Benton McDonough); (3) Mid-Tennessee (Allison Davey); (4) West Tennessee (Larry Greer); (5) East Tennessee (Robert Winstead); (6) Excellence in Teaching (Paul Ayers and…
Descriptors: Special Education, Inclusive Schools, Disabilities, Mainstreaming
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
Tennessee Department of Education, 2004
There is a growing body of research to support the benefits of early intervention programs for children who have or are at high risk of having a developmental disability. Tennessee's Early Intervention System (TEIS) was developed to ensure that all families of children birth through age two who have a developmental disability have access to…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Developmental Disabilities, Young Children, Referral
Tennessee State Department of Education, 2004
This Strategic Educational Technology Plan for the State of Tennessee responds directly to the U. S. Department of Education's (USDoE) rule that state applications for Title II Part D funding under the No Child Left Behind Act must have statewide long-range strategic technology plans for K-12 education. Guidance from the USDoE Office of Technology…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Technology, Technology Planning, Access to Computers
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