Tennessee Department of Education
The Tennessee Department of Education seeks to make Tennessee the fastest-improving state in the nation through a commitment to continuous improvement. To do this, all students must improve every year, and those furthest behind must improve at a faster rate. We are dedicated to changing the trajectory of our education system through First to the Top, statewide reforms funded by over $501 million from the federal government's Race to the Top competition in 2010. Our strategic plan is focused on growth at every level of the system: the state, districts, schools, classrooms and students themselves.