• Tennessee Strives for Diversity Among Educators

    Monday, March 20, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Nashville, TN- The Tennessee Department of Education has embarked on a two-year project to improve the recruitment and retention of minority teachers across the state with the goal of maintaining a diverse teaching force reflective of Tennessee’s increasingly multi-cultural communities.

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  • World TB Day is Recognized in Tennessee

    Sunday, March 19, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Cases Increase Significantly For the First Time Since 1996

    Nashville, March 20, 2006

    This Friday, March 24, has been designated as World TB Day to raise awareness, knowledge and motivation for action against tuberculosis (TB) worldwide. TB kills approximately two million people worldwide every year. Limited access to healthcare services, the spread of HIV/AIDS and the emergence of multi-drug resistant TB are contributing to the worsening worldwide impact of this disease.

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  • World TB Day is Recognized in Tennessee

    Sunday, March 19, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Cases Increase Significantly For the First Time Since 1996

    Nashville, March 20, 2006

    This Friday, March 24, has been designated as World TB Day to raise awareness, knowledge and motivation for action against tuberculosis (TB) worldwide. TB kills approximately two million people worldwide every year. Limited access to healthcare services, the spread of HIV/AIDS and the emergence of multi-drug resistant TB are contributing to the worsening worldwide impact of this disease.

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  • Outstanding Tennessee Educators Honored

    Wednesday, March 15, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Nashville , TN- Three Tennessee Vocational-Technical Education VTE directors were recently honored for demonstrating outstanding innovation in their field. Lauderdale County VTE Director Sue Toles received the state Pioneer Award honoring exceptional directors with five years of experience or less. Rutherford County VTE Director Kay Nixon and Cleveland City VTE Director Steve Clariday both received Trailblazer Awards, which recognizes accomplished directors with six years of experience or more.

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  • Tennessee Students Receive National Award

    Thursday, March 09, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Nashville, TN- Two Tennessee students were named national winners of Entrepreneurship/Placement Proficiency awards at the 78th National FFA Convention. Ryan Jernigan, a graduate of East Robertson High School in Robertson County and Jeremy Cook, a senior at East Robertson High School, were recognized for diversified crop production and specialty crop production respectively.

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  • March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Wednesday, March 08, 2006 | 6:00pm

    “LIving with Brain Injury” Focuses on Improving Lives

    Nashville, March 9, 2006

    Every 23 seconds, brain injury occurs in the United States. Approximately 5.3 million Americans currently have long-term or lifelong needs for help to perform daily activities as a result of a traumatic brain injury.

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  • March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Wednesday, March 08, 2006 | 6:00pm

    “LIving with Brain Injury” Focuses on Improving Lives

    Nashville, March 9, 2006

    Every 23 seconds, brain injury occurs in the United States. Approximately 5.3 million Americans currently have long-term or lifelong needs for help to perform daily activities as a result of a traumatic brain injury.

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  • Tennessee´s Children with Disabilities Narrow Achievement Gap

    Sunday, March 05, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Nashville, TN- Tennessee was recently recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings as one of five states leading the nation in closing the achievement gap for students with disabilities. The number of K-8 students with special needs meeting academic standards in reading/language arts jumped 27 percent, from 54 percent to 69 percent, in 2004-05. The number meeting math performance standards increased 22 percent.”I am proud to represent a state that has made raising the academic success of students who receive special education services a priority,” Education Commissioner Lana Seivers said.

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  • State Department of Health Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Health Facility in Maury County

    Wednesday, March 01, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Columbia, March 2, 2006

    Today, representatives of the Tennessee Department of Health joined Maury County officials and other state and local government officials in breaking ground for the new Maury County Health Department facility. The new Health Department location at Highway 412 at the Highway 43 exchange, in Columbia, is scheduled to be complete in early 2007. In May 2005, Governor Phil Bredesen proposed $1 million in Healthcare Safety Net funding for a new facility for the Maury County Health Department. The funding, which was approved by the Tennessee General Assembly, will assist in the addition of primary care services for local residents currently without health insurance.

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  • State Department of Health Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Health Facility in Maury County

    Wednesday, March 01, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Columbia, March 2, 2006

    Today, representatives of the Tennessee Department of Health joined Maury County officials and other state and local government officials in breaking ground for the new Maury County Health Department facility. The new Health Department location at Highway 412 at the Highway 43 exchange, in Columbia, is scheduled to be complete in early 2007. In May 2005, Governor Phil Bredesen proposed $1 million in Healthcare Safety Net funding for a new facility for the Maury County Health Department. The funding, which was approved by the Tennessee General Assembly, will assist in the addition of primary care services for local residents currently without health insurance.

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  • RIP Program Offers Help to Families

    Tuesday, February 28, 2006 | 6:00pm

    By: Staff Report
    Tennessee Tribune
    Originally posted 3/1/2006
    Reprinted with Permission

    African-Americans Benefit From RIP

    “I’m glad I’m here, I want everybody to know about [RIP]”; “It’s an excellent program”; “My son has improved so much.” While these parents were initially skeptical about the benefits of RIP for an African American family, they all agreed with another parent who said, “I was glad to know a program like [RIP] exists.” These are just a few of the positive comments African- American parents made during several focus groups about the Regional Intervention Program (RIP).

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  • RIP Program Offers Help to Families

    Tuesday, February 28, 2006 | 6:00pm

    By: Staff Report
    Tennessee Tribune
    Originally posted 3/1/2006
    Reprinted with Permission

    African-Americans Benefit From RIP

    “I’m glad I’m here, I want everybody to know about [RIP]”; “It’s an excellent program”; “My son has improved so much.” While these parents were initially skeptical about the benefits of RIP for an African American family, they all agreed with another parent who said, “I was glad to know a program like [RIP] exists.” These are just a few of the positive comments African- American parents made during several focus groups about the Regional Intervention Program (RIP).

    Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services

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