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AP Access for ALL Enters Second Year of Providing Free, Online College-Level Classes

AP Access for ALL Enters Second Year of Providing Free, Online College-Level Classes While Celebrating First Year Results   Tennessee Department of Education News Release Tuesday, September 20, 2022 | 02:00pm TDOE & Niswonger Foundation Partnership Sees Increase in Enrollment in Program’s Second Year and Exceeds First Year Goals  NASHVILLE, TN – Today, the Tennessee Department of […]

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AP Access for ALL Providing Thousands of Tennessee Students Access to Online College Prep Classes Spring Registration for Free, Online AP Classes Now Open for Tennessee High School Students

NASHVILLE, TN – Today, the Tennessee Department of Education, in partnership with the Niswonger Foundation, announced spring registration for the AP Access for ALL is open for free, online Advanced Placement (AP) classes to eligible high school students. More Tennessee students than ever before now have the opportunity to take AP coursework – helping students prepare for college, skip introductory classes, and earn college […]

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Tennessee Leads the Nation in College, Career and Technical Education to Prepare Students for Future

Thursday, November 04, 2021 – 03:28pm from TDOE News CCTE Programs Advance Post-Secondary Opportunities for Students NASHVILLE, TN – Tennessee has been recognized by a national organization for its work in preparing students for high-wage, in-demand jobs and for establishing strong pathways to obtain those jobs. A bipartisan network of state and district education leaders, Chiefs for Change, released two reports outlining how systems can […]

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TDOE Announces Niswonger Foundation Selected to Manage AP Access for All Program

Program to Boost College Credit Attainment and Teacher Development Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced Tennessee-based Niswonger Foundation has been selected to develop and support the new Advanced Placement (AP) Access for All program designed to help more students earn college credit while in high school. The AP Access for All program will provide […]

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“Let’s CHAT”

Youth Leadership Alums Spur Ambitious History Project The Standard Banner – Jefferson County By: Mark Brown – Staff Writer A new model for collecting and sharing local history is coming together in Jefferson County, thanks to the efforts of three JCHS and Youth Leadership alumni.  Their interest and willingness to give back to the […]

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Niswonger Foundation Receives Eight Million Dollar Federal Grant Focused On Stem Education

Scott M. Niswonger, Chairman and Founder of the Niswonger Foundation announced the award of an “Education Innovation and Research” (EIR) Grant from the U.S. Department of Education that will focus on educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This five-year grant, with the required matching funds, will provide $8.8 million dollars to serve […]

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Niswonger Foundation Partners With REL AP

Research-Based Practices for Effective Remote Learning Teachers are facing many challenges with student instruction during the Coronavirus pandemic, including bouncing between in-person classes, virtual learning, and hybrid instruction.  They are also called on to address students’ nonacademic needs during this unprecedented health crisis.  Educators across the country and around the world are working to discover […]

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Niswongercare Director Selected As A Member Advocacy Fellow By The National College Attainment Network

The National College Attainment Network (NCAN) is thrilled to announce a class of NCAN Member Advocacy Fellows — 33 college attainment practitioners, who, over the next year, will engage in national higher education policy discussions. Among those selected was, Denise Arnold, Director of NiswongerCARE. Each of the fellows have recruited two current college students to join them in […]

    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.


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