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2014 TCAP Shows Continued Growth in STEM

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Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released the statewide results for the 2013-2014 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP).   The statewide results provide additional insight for areas of needed focus in the coming year and provide a pulse-check on our state’s commitment to raising the bar in the classroom. We celebrate with students and educators that this year’s TCAP scores demonstrate sustained growth in mathematics and science! This year’s data bodes well for our efforts to improve and expand the teaching […]

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L&N STEM Academy Celebrates Graduates

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Congratulations to the first graduating class at Knoxville’s L&N STEM Academy, a TSIN platform school. With this years graduating class, the school has an impressive 100% graduation rate with 95% of students headed to four-year or two-year college, or the military. The 2014 graduates earned $1.562 million in scholarship funds, which equates to $37,190 per student.  Since opening in 2011 in the historic L&N building, the school has earned a reputation for its approach to education, which weaves STEM (science, […]

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A New Chapter Unfolds for Stratford STEM Magnet School

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Read about the dramatic impact that STEM education has had on the lives of students at Stratford STEM Magnet High School. In 2010, TSIN partnered with Metro Nashville Schools to form a STEM platform school at Stratford. We are proud of their progress and bright outlook for the future. The school’s academy model and turn around was recently featured in an article by Jon Gugala published in the The East Nashvillian May/June 2014 issue. STEM-ing THE TIDE: Stratford STEM Magnet […]

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Northeast TN Students Get Hands-on with Nature

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Spring has returned to Tennessee and students at Innovation Academy in Kingsport, TN took advantage of the creek on campus for their Eco-Friendly Unit. Students explored the creek, conducted water testing, and searched for macro invertebrates. With this type of engaged and authentic learning, Innovation Academy hopes to ignite a desire within their students to further their education in a STEM field. ‪ Innovation Academy’s students study subjects through an integrated approach that enables them to see all knowledge as connected, […]

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Innovation Academy Receives Apple Distinguished School Award

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The following article appeared on March 25, 2014 in the Kingsport Times-News. KINGSPORT — Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee formally received its Apple Distinguished School (ADS) award Tuesday night for this school year and next. The presentation came amid the applause of students, teachers and area school officials, as well as the accolades of officials from East Tennessee State University, the Battelle Memorial Institute and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network. The award makes the platform STEM school — which focuses on […]

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TN students’ experiments bound for space aboard International Space Station

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Congratulations! Knox County Schools and Fayette Academy in Somerville will both fly a student microgravity experiment to the International Space Station in the fall of 2014 as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program Mission 6 to the International Space Station. The following article appeared on March 2, 2014 in the Knoxville Daily Sun about the Knox County Schools participation. KNOXVILLE — Students in the Knox County Schools have the opportunity to design experiments, one of which will be chosen to go into […]

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Letter to the Editor: State Must Continue Funding for STEM

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Letter featured in the Knoxville News Sentinel on Feb. 25, 2014 links investment in STEM education to state’s “Drive to 55” goals for workforce and economic development. Authors Susan M. Benner and Susan Riechert, co-directors of the Center for Enhancing Education in Mathematics and Sciences, University of Tennessee write, Whether it is tapping the capacity of 3-D printing, creating nano-instruments, fighting infections and modern germs or perfecting reliable alternative energy sources, science, technology, engineering and mathematics are needed to solve problems and […]

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CMCSS District-wide STEM Efforts Shine

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The TSIN was recently invited to visit Clarksville-Montgomery County School Systems‘ (CMCSS) STEM programs and speak with Director of Schools Dr. B.J. Worthington and STEM Coordinator Dale Rudolph about their ongoing efforts to integrate STEM into the district’s mission. Since 2009, the district has been working to pilot STEM programs and develop a sustainable implementation plan. In 2010, they began leveraging their funds from Tennessee First to the Top to further expand select STEM pilot programs. Since then they have hosted STEM […]

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TSIN Fall Convening: Collaborating for Statewide Impact

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Last week STEM leaders from across the state met in Nashville for the annual TSIN convening. Topics included bridging the CTE & STEM communities, using student data to inform decisions, Common Core implementation through problem-based learning, and establishing strong STEM leadership in a school and a community.

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Cool STEM Job: Outreach Astronomer

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Tennessee is a great place to pursue a STEM career. But don’t just take our word for it. To inspire the state’s next generation of technological leaders to pursue STEM careers, the TSIN is collecting profiles of people already working in STEM in Tennessee.

Meet Billy.

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