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As the task of educating Tennessee students has become more and more dependant on remote methods, having access to key virtual learning resources is more important than ever.
Broadband access is more important than ever as many Tennesseans are working from home and participating in online learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Broadband Accessibility Grant Program is a critical part of Tennessee’s ability to provide broadband access to Tennesseans and offset the capital expenses in the deployment of broadband in unserved areas.
The Broadband Accessibility Grant Program is a critical part of Tennessee’s plan to address our broadband gaps.
Broadband access is more important than ever as many Tennesseans have been instructed to stay home from work and school as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Certain areas in Tennessee have been selected to receive Broadband Accessibility Grants to increase access to the internet.
The goal of this program is to facilitate broadband access to all Tennesseans, while promoting practices that increase deployment and encourage adoption.
Access frequently asked questions about the Broadband Grant Program.
To apply for a broadband grant, first visit Application Instructions and navigate to the “Application Instructions” section of that page.
The Tennessee Department of Education launched the Best for All Central: Tennessee’s Hub for Learning and Teaching, a new online tool designed to provide school leaders, educators, and families an extensive collection of high-quality, optional resources to support teaching and learning, as well as features for locating specific resources quickly and easily.
Through a continued partnership with the state’s Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) stations, Tennessee students will have access to daily educational content through PBS Teaching Tennessee. Throughout the fall semester, all six Tennessee PBS stations will offer high-quality educational programming on weekdays from 9-11 a.m. C.T. In addition, Teaching Tennessee is providing student packets and teaching lesson plans for students in grades 1-8 and their teachers on TN Department of Education’s YouTube channel.
All six of Tennessee’s PBS stations will provide educational content during the fall semester.
Click the link below, then scroll down to “Teaching Tennessee Resources: Student Packets and Teacher Lesson Plans.”
This page provides information around school reopening in Tennessee. The department will continue to post updates and guidance for districts as new information is available.
Keep up with the latest from the Tennessee Department of Education.