Comprehensive Educational Resources (CER)

Comprehensive Educational Resources (CER) is an educational consortium that serves a large number of school districts in Northeast Tennessee and across the state. Comprehensive Educational Resources aims to improve student outcomes as measured by the state assessment by giving students and teachers equal access to a variety of teacher created and reviewed materials that are aligned to Tennessee state standards, rigorous, and easily accessible.  We are also committed to analyzing state assessment and benchmark data collaboratively with districts to guide instructional adjustments and improve student outcomes.

Key components to the CER program include:

  1. Regional supplemental materials aligned to state standards, containing the rigor to help students master essential skills.
  2. Optional pacing guides for most core subjects.
  3. Benchmark assessments to ensure students have mastered essential skills and standards.
  4. Data management system, to help analyze and effectively use state/benchmark data to drive the instructional program.
  5. Collaboration across the consortium in the form of study councils, collaboratives, and academies.

For more information, visit the CER Website

    The Niswonger Foundation was established in 2001 to make a positive and sustainable difference in education in Northeast Tennessee. This dream was envisioned by Scott M. Niswonger, who founded Landair Transport, Inc. and Forward Air Corporation. These companies were the first two Greeneville-based companies to be taken public in the history of Greene County, Tennessee. Jointly, the companies have combined annual revenue of over one-billion-dollars and employ more than 5000 people.


    223 North Main Street
    P.O. Box 1508
    Greeneville, TN 37744


    (423) 820-8181


    (423) 588-5933