TN Educators Least Concerning Challenges Are Student Privacy & Health, Professional Development, Survey Finds

A Recent Survey Conducted By The Professional Educators Of Tennessee Shows That Of The 620 Educators That Responded, The Biggest Challenges They Face Are Teacher Morale, Student Discipline And Student Attitude And Behavior While Their Least Concerning Challenges Are Student Privacy, Professional Development And Student Health.

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Taxpayer-Funded Critical Race Theory Training Program Draws Criticism

Critics Are Questioning A Taxpayer-Funded Program That Trains Students In Critical Race Theory. The Backlash Comes After Federal Grant Documents From The Department Of Education Were Uncovered That Showed The Federal Government Has Awarded Millions Of Dollars To A Program That Trains Future Educators In Critical Race Theory.

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Taxpayers Pay Millions To Fund Program To Promote Critical Race Theory

Federal Grant Records Show The U.S. Department Of Education Has Awarded Millions Of Taxpayer Dollars To Fund Critical Race Theory Training For Future Educators At Several Colleges Across The Country.

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Survey Shows Tennessee Teachers Remain Positive

With Educators Recommending Strategies Such As Summer School And Extended School Days To Help Students Catch Up From Last Year, It’s Not Surprising That The Issue Of Top Concern In Relation To COVID-19 In The 2021 TES Was Students Missing Out On Instructional Time During The School Year.

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Blackburn Launches New Critical Race Theory Resource Page

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) Has Released A New Resource Page For Parents And Educators, Warning Of The Threat Critical Race Theory Poses To American Families And Suggesting Steps To Take To Fight Against It. “Critical Race Theory has no place in school curriculum. Parents and teachers alike are increasingly alarmed by the left’s push to indoctrinate our children with an ideology that causes more division and emotional harm. We must stand together against this latest radical attempt to rewrite American history,” said Senator Blackburn.

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TN Dept Of Education To Support Teacher Endorsements

The Tennessee Department Of Education Will Be Providing Support To Current Educators So They Can Receive Additional Teaching Endorsements. Teachers Will Be Able To Earn Endorsement In English As A Second Language, Special Education And Secondary Mathematics.

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Mental Health Trust Fund For Tennessee Students Advances

Legislation Aimed At Addressing The Mental Health Needs Of Tennessee’s K-12 Students Is Advancing Through House Committees. The Bill Has Found Support With Many Mental Health Advocacy Groups, Despite Opposition From Some Lawmakers.

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Many Tennessee Teachers Will Receive Stipends For Summer Training Programs

On Thursday, The Tennessee Department Of Education Announced Plans To Expand The Number Of $1,000 Stipends Available To Teachers Who Complete A Critical Summer Training Program. The Two-week Early Reading Training Teaches Educators How To Apply Phonics-Based Instruction In Their Classrooms.

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TN Pandemic Stress Support Line Adds Texting Capability

Tennessee’s Emotional Support Line For Pandemic Stress Is Adding A New Method For People To Reach Out For Help. The Free And Confidential Line Now Has The Capability To Offer Assistance Via Text Message.

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