Magazine article Techniques

State Spotlight: Tennessee

Magazine article Techniques

State Spotlight: Tennessee

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Over the past two years, Tennessee has undertaken a significant overhaul of its CTE system and basic way of doing business. This overhaul is driven by statewide initiatives like Pathways Tennessee, the Tennessee Promise (www.state.tn.us/education/cte/ Pathway sTN. shtml), which covers tuition for the first two years of postsecondary education and a multi-phase revision of the state's CTE course standards, programs of study and assessments.

Overall, the state's transformation has four main components:

1. Employment of data-driven decision-making throughout all aspects of work and the ability to fully justify every recommendation made using said data.

2. Development and promotion of a secondary-postsecondary-industry pathway approach, facilitated by the creation of a strong interagency strategy for braiding education and industry to align with the state's priorities. …

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