State of Tennessee Press Release; Aug. 23, 2010:
NASHVILLE – Tennessee has launched a new First to the Top website to help keep Tennesseans informed about the state’s Race to the Top program implementation.
Located online at www.TN.gov/FirstToTheTop, the site includes Tennessee’s application and related documents, resources for educators, school systems and vendors, and details about First to the Top programs and projects. Visitors to the site can also subscribe to receive periodic updates about First to the Top implementation.
“The success of Tennessee First to the Top will depend on the involvement of educators, parents and other education stakeholders across the state and nation,” said Education Commissioner Tim Webb. “This is a four-year program that will allow us to build and implement a comprehensive roadmap for transformational reform for the entire state and the First to the Top website will be an important informational resource throughout that process.”
“Communication is key with First to the Top,” emphasized Senator Jamie Woodson, who chairs the First to the Top Advisory Council. “I’m pleased to see the website launch and view it as just one of many resources that will be utilized to inform parents, educators, community members and other stakeholders.”
View this release online at: http://news.tennesseeanytime.org/node/5790
Visit the First to the Top website at: http://www.tn.gov/firsttothetop/