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Online Tutor Training Program available from Tennessee Literacy Coalition

By Jennifer Cobb

About 50% of unemployed adults nationwide read at the lowest literacy levels according to the Department of Labor. Twenty-eight percent of Tennessee adults 25 years or older who have less than a high school diploma are living at or below the poverty level. Of these individuals, 12.5% (or 1 in 8 adult Tennesseans) are functionally illiterate - meaning that they can barely read, if at all.

Events // Sullivan County's Certified Connected Celebration

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Connected Tennessee will host a Certified Connected celebration for Sullivan County in Blountville on October 9, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the TriCities Airport, 2525 Tennessee 75, Blountville, TN  37617. Learn more 

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Technology in Education at East Elementary

By Jennifer Cobb

East Elementary School in Humboldt, Tennessee recently received two grants, one from 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) and another from the Tennessee Department of Education, called the Focus Schools Grant, to assist the school with providing tools to help close the test score gap for its economically disadvantaged learners.

MNPS Virtual School at The Cohn School, Tennessee’s first public virtual school

By Jennifer Cobb

Metropolitan Nashville Public School (MNPS) Virtual School at The Cohn School, the state’s first public virtual school and the leading virtual school option for students in Nashville, is now in its fourth year. MNPS Virtual School offers students the opportunity to earn their high school diplomas completely online. While courses are free, eligibility is required to attend either on a full-time or part-time basis.

One Year Later, Dozens of Communities Connected

By Connected Nation

This month marks one year since Charlevoix County, MI became the first Connected certified community in the country. We’ve commemorated the event in style by celebrating the country’s ninth Connected community – Van Wert County, OH.

Commitments Announced for FCC’s Connect America Fund: Phase 1

By Connected Nation

On August 20, larger (“price cap”) local telephone companies began making commitments to the FCC to build out fixed broadband service to thousands of homes and businesses that do not have access to broadband service today. These commitments are part of the Phase I of the FCC’s Connect America Fund (CAF), which offers one-time, per-location payments to these providers to upgrade their networks. All told, more than 600,000 homes and businesses could see broadband network upgrades as a result of this program.

Internet Vital to Modern Education

By Jennifer Cobb

According to the FCC, “broadband investment will help us lead the world in 21st century educational innovation.”  The FCC has created three programs that will assist in the effort to expand educational innovation throughout our nation’s schools, colleges, and universities, both private and public.

We're Celebrating Education Month At Connected Nation!

By Connected Nation

We're excited to announce the kick-off of Connected Nation’s Education Month.

We’re working with partners across the nation on efforts and initiatives to connect more classrooms and bring better technology to students and educators. Recently, we launched our Edified program. The initiative seeks to increase the deployment of the latest mobile technology, robust wireless connectivity, education apps, and twenty-first century teaching practice in America’s K-12 schools, colleges, and universities.

Recent News // News Release: Connected Tennessee Awards Foster Youth in Southwest Region with New Laptops

Monday, July 29, 2013

How Can Broadband Help Your Small Business?

By Erin Kleinlein


Broadband is becoming an increasingly popular tool for businesses in the world today, but many small businesses feel it is unnecessary, too costly, or too complicated for their operations. Many improvements for a small business can come from simple mobile broadband or a limited data package. Those looking to expand their businesses or make life a little easier should consider the following benefits of having broadband for a small business.


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