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Blog // Connected Tennessee

Governor Haslam Announces Workforce Development Grant Recipients

By Jennifer Cobb

Governor Haslam's office awarded the Nashville Technology Council an $850,000 state grant to team up with Nashville State Community College, Columbia State Community College, and Vol State Community College to increase enrollment and graduation rates in their technology programs. The Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) money will help the Tech Council team deliver more skilled IT professionals to the market. The Nashville Technology Council was one of twelve grant recipients chosen by the Governor’s Workforce Subcabinet, consisting of Commissioners and staff from the Tennessee Board of Regents, the Tennessee Department of Economic...

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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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MNPS Virtual School at The Cohn School, Tennessee’s first public virtual school

By Jennifer Cobb

Metropolitan Nashville Public School (MNPS) Virtual School at The Cohn School, the state’s first public virtual school and the leading virtual school option for students in Nashville, is now in its fourth year. MNPS Virtual School offers students the opportunity to earn their high school diplomas completely online. While courses are free, eligibility is required to attend either on a full-time or part-time basis. Currently, there are 355 part-time students and 98 full-time students. This year the school is launching The Virtual Academy of Business and Marketing, designed to enable students to learn through the lens of a career or...

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Connected Tennessee State Broadband Summit - February 27

By Jennifer Cobb

Connected Tennessee is gearing up to host the first Connected Tennessee State Broadband Summit on Wednesday, February 27. This summit will be held at the Nashville Public Library downtown from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and will bring together local and state representatives from various industries including government, education, healthcare and more to learn about broadband best practices in the state, discuss strategies to address remaining barriers to broadband access, adoption, and use, and to network with other leaders across the state working to bridge the digital divide. This first-of-its-kind summit in Tennessee aims to update existing...

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