Tennessee Department of Education announced that Trousdale County Schools has been named a Best for All District

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<p align="center" > </p > <p align="center" > </p > <p align="center" ><span style="color:#4B0082;" ><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;" ><strong >NEWS RELEASE</strong ></span ></span ></p > <p ><span style="color:#4B0082;" ><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;" >FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:</span ></span ></p > <p > </p > <p ><span style="color:#4B0082;" ><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;" >For more information, contact: Clint Satterfield</span ></span ></p > <p ><span style="color:#4B0082;" ><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;" >clintsatterfield@tcschools.org, 615-374-2193                                                                       </span ></span ></p > <p > </p > <p ><span style="color:#4B0082;" ><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;" >Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced that Trousdale County Schools has been named a Best for All District, a designation that reflects the district’s commitment to accelerate student learning.</span ></span ></p > <p > </p > <p ><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;" ><span style="color:#4B0082;" >To qualify for the Best for All recognition program, districts had to spend at least 50% of its latest round of federal funding, known as ESSER 3.0, on research-based strategies to raise student academic achievement. Additionally, Best for All districts participate in the </span ><a href="https://www.tn.gov/education/top-links/tn-all-corps.html" ><span style="color:#4B0082;" >TN ALL Corps tutoring grant program</span ></a ><span style="color:#4B0082;" >, which provide students with high-dosage, low-ratio tutoring opportunities to directly address interrupted learning from the Covid-19 pandemic.</span ></span ></p > <p ><span style="color:#4B0082;" ><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;" >“We are thrilled to be recognized as a Best for All District by the Tennessee Department of Education,” said Dr. Clint Satterfield, director of schools. “The effects of Covid-19 have been challenging, and we’re grateful for ESSER funds that have allowed us to urgently address student needs. Our ESSER strategy includes investments in high-quality instructional materials and implementation support, instructional leadership development, and improved 1-1 technology for students. We are particularly excited about how we’re supporting students through Tennessee All Corps and our high-dose math tutoring for students in grades three through five.”</span ></span ></p > <p ><span style="color:#4B0082;" ><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;" >Toby Woodmore, math supervisor, added, “Even though we’re in our infancy on this tutoring initiative, we are experiencing phenomenal student gains. We will continue to tweak our delivery to meet the needs of all students.”</span ></span ></p > <p ><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;" ><span style="color:#4B0082;" >Governor Bill Lee </span ><a href="https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/education/press-releases/Best%20for%20All%20Day%20Recognition%20Certificate.png" ><span style="color:#4B0082;" >announced</span ></a ><span style="color:#4B0082;" > a day of recognition in honor of Best for All Districts on Friday, February 11, 2022, and the Tennessee Department of Education coordinated a statewide celebration honoring 68 school districts.</span ></span ></p > <p ><span style="color:#4B0082;" ><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;" >“Best for All Districts are meeting this critical moment in time head on, building upon statewide momentum to focus their efforts on students-first work and outcomes,” said Commissioner Penny Schwinn. “I couldn’t be more proud to celebrate these districts and their communities who are so deserving of this recognition as we accelerate achievement each day moving forward. Congratulations!” </span ></span ></p > <p ><span style="color:#4B0082;" ><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;" >The Best for All designation provides additional resources, including financial and operational benefits, to participating school districts. More information is available at the Tennessee Department of Education website at www.tn.gov/education.</span ></span ></p >

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