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Thursday, March 08, 2018

New CTE programs approved
Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has announced that the state is furthering its work to ensure students receive an education that is aligned to the needs of Tennessee’s workforce by introducing 21 new department-promoted industry certification options. These new options will be part of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs offered in schools that prepare students for the workforce and are aligned to Tennessee's highest demand industry sectors. “As we seek to prepare more students for college and careers – especially in our state’s high-demand industries, such as information technology and health science – we must provide more opportunities for students to earn meaningful credentials and certifications while in high school,” McQueen said. “This is the largest single year increase of promoted industry certifications since we have implemented a state-recognized list of aligned industry certifications and annual review process through our CTE reform work.” These new certifications represent a direct response to local school district and industry requests. The department does an annual review in each of the state’s 16 career clusters to ensure that the pathways for students are aligned to the needs of industry and provide a rigorous education so students are prepared for career and college opportunities. During this process, department officials review the list of industry certifications for which they have received requests from districts to add, and vet those with statewide industry advisory councils to ensure they are appropriate and high-quality pathways for students. This year, 40 percent of the requests met the requirements to be included.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

  • Dowell arrest
  • Dollywood is open

    Friday, March 16, 2018

  • Jobless numbers
  • Chestnut tree giveaway
  • TVA campgrounds are open
  • Executions delayed
  • Early voting coming up

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

  • Cocke County High "Walk-In"
  • Work for TennCare
  • Tennessee tax burden
  • Food for Peace program revanp
  • Great American Cleanup events

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018

  • Chuck Mason arrest
  • Cate case
  • Newport contributes to the Friends animal shelter
  • Broadway infrastructure project
  • O'Brien tools are missing

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018

  • SRO discussions
  • Medical marijuana on CLB agenda
  • Pending legislation to hold down healthcare costs
  • Goodwin being sought on AWOL charges
  • Fraud alert

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