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  1. State Fire Marshal’s Office Announces 2016 Fire Prevention Poster Contest Winners

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    By Kevin Waters, Communication Director, Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) proudly recognizes the winning entrants in the 2016 Fire Prevention Poster Contest. Winners will be honored at an awards event on January 28, 2017 at the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy in Bell Buckle, […]

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  2. AFTA’s VANS Custom Culture Grant Deadline Approaching

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    From Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education — Americans for the Arts (AFTA) VANS Custom Culture Grant extended deadline is almost here — applications will close at 5 p.m. ET on December 16, 2016. These grants are available to public high schools (including charter schools) serving students in grades 9-12. The grants are intended to encourage the inclusion of the […]

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  3. Register for ESSA Town Hall Meetings—Happening Soon!

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    From Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education — The TN Department of Education has scheduled several town hall meetings over the next several days—with one having already occurred in Knoxville—to continue the conversation as they develop the state plan to transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The state has outlined highlights and opportunities […]

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  4. Thank you for the ‘Thank you’

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    From Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education — The Tennessee Arts Commission was very touched to receive a number of handwritten—and illustrated—notes from the fourth grade class of Cedar Bluff Elementary. Through the funding of a Student Ticket Subsidy grant, the class was able to attend the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. Here are a handful that […]

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  5. Basketmaking at Jo Byrns High School

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    From Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education — Last week, the Commission’s Arts Education team made a site visit to Jo Bryns High School in Robertson County to see the Basketmaking Art Gallery exhibition that was part of a Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) grant. The grant allowed for a 6-day in school teaching artist residency. […]

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