Stimulus funding helps expand online leaning in Tennessee


Tennessee Education Commissioner Timothy Webb has announced new funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to expand the Tennessee Department of Education’s e4TN online learning initiative, reports the Cookeville Times. Building on the success of e4TN, the state education department will expand opportunities for students to enroll and succeed in online courses through the e4000TN program. The program provides support and resources in hopes of enrolling 4,000 students in online courses in 60 school districts across the state. “It’s important that we expand access to these courses for students across our state,” Webb said. “These programs can help our children succeed in many different ways—through credit recovery, advanced coursework, and schedule flexibility.” Through a competitive process, 60 school districts were awarded grants to begin e4000TN programs. The grants provide $10,000 to be used for personnel and equipment, and another $10,000 to access current e4TN e-learning courses…

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