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  • Excellence in Service Awards

    Governor Haslam honors 23 state employees for outstanding service.

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  • Tennessee’s Top Marks in Academic Standards

    State ranks as most improved in rigor of academic standards

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  • #servingTN

    Learn more about how Tennesseans are serving their fellow citizens through the work of state government.

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  • Tennessee Will Lead

    Learn more about Governor Haslam’s challenge to Tennessee.

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  • TN Together

    Tennessee’s comprehensive plan and set of resources to end the opioid crisis.

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  • TNFosters

    Learn how to become a foster parent or support foster families in Tennessee.

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    Visit kidcentralTN.com, Tennessee’s one-stop shop for information on children’s health, education, development and support.

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    • Haslam Announces Completion of Statewide School Safety Assessment and Release of $35 Million To Improve School Security

      Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | 01:36pm

      NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the first-ever statewide assessment of school facilities and safety procedures will be fully completed by the end of August, with unprecedented school security funding now available to school districts to implement identified school security and safety needs. In March, the governor’s School Safety Working Group recommended the statewide review of school facilities and safety procedures and precautions. The recommendation, accepted by the governor, led to immediate safety assessments by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, in coordination with the Department of Education and local school officials. To date, 1,796 schools – or about 99 percent of Tennessee’s public schools – have completed the security assessment with the remaining 1 percent set for completion by August 31.

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    • Governor, First Lady Haslam Honor State Employees for Providing Outstanding Service

      Tuesday, August 07, 2018 | 11:55am

      NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam today honored 23 state employees who are helping Tennessee lead by providing outstanding state services every day. The employees, who were nominated by their departments’ leadership for the Governor’s Excellence in Service Awards, were invited to attend a luncheon at the Tennessee Residence for providing efficient and effective service to the state and their fellow Tennesseans. “The employees honored today are on the forefront of improving how Tennessee state government delivers services,” Haslam said. “By exceeding leadership and customer expectations, creating innovative solutions or improving processes and services, these state employees are helping provide taxpayers with the highest quality service at the lowest possible cost.”

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    • Haslam Praises Commission for Creating Competencies To Better Train Future Prescribers on Pain Management, Addiction

      Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 02:16pm

      NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today praised the Commission on Pain and Addiction Medicine Education for identifying core competencies for Tennessee’s medical education institutions to ensure future doctors, nurses, dentists and other prescribers receive in-class training on how to best manage patient pain and properly treat addiction in response to the state’s opioid epidemic. Haslam established the 19-member commission by executive order in January as part of the TN Together plan to fight opioid addiction in Tennessee. The commission submitted a report to the governor outlining 12 competencies for health care educators, as well as strategies to assure they are successfully adopted.

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