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Blog // Connected Tennessee

Metro Nashville, MNPS, & Connected Tennessee Host Landmark “Anytime Access for All” Education Technology & Connectivity Leadership Summit

By Jennifer Cobb

On Wednesday, May 21, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools and Connected Tennessee hosted a day-long event for local leaders from business, education, technology, community and civic organizations to launch a conversation for bridging Nashville’s digital divide for MNPS students who leave school each afternoon and return to homes without technology or broadband service.  Corporate leaders from companies including AT&T, Google, Dell, Samsung and Microsoft joined Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, MNPS Director Dr. Jesse Register...

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Metro Government, MNPS, Connected Tennessee to host Metro Nashville ‘Anytime Access for All’ Leadership Summit at Music City Center May 21

By Jennifer Cobb

What do AT&T, Google, Dell, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Samsung (and more!) have in common?  They are all confirmed for the Metro Nashville “Anytime Access for All” Leadership Summit at Music City Center on Wednesday, May 21.  The Anytime Access for All initiative has 3 objectives: all students benefit from off-campus connectivity to broadband for educational purposes during non-school hours; all students have access to or ownership of a personal technology device; and all students have access to quality digital content that supports and enhances learning. With direction from Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, Metropolitan Nashville Public...

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Digital Learning Day Highlight 2014: Tennessee Virtual Academy

By Jennifer Cobb

In honor of Digital Learning Day today, Connected Tennessee is highlighting Tennessee Virtual Academy. Digital Learning Day is “a nationwide celebration of innovative teachers and common-sense, effective applications of digital learning in America’s schools that support teachers, improve learning, and provide options for students to achieve at their highest potential.” The Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA), founded in the fall of 2011 by K12 Inc., dedicates itself to the preparation of each student for a successful future through a quality instructional program in a safe, healthy, orderly, and supportive environment. This online school is...

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Technology in Education at East Elementary

By Jennifer Cobb

East Elementary School in Humboldt, Tennessee recently received two grants, one from 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) and another from the Tennessee Department of Education, called the Focus Schools Grant, to assist the school with providing tools to help close the test score gap for its economically disadvantaged learners. The Focus School grant program is designed to support Focus Schools – the 10 percent of schools in Tennessee with the largest achievement gaps between groups of students – in developing deliberate, data-driven strategies to ensure growth for student subgroups that have underperformed their peers. The CCLC...

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