Tennessee Geographic Alliance

TNReady, TSLA, and Cicadas!

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TN Department of Education: Assessment Development

TN educators can have access to assessment development resources including item releases, blueprints, and practice tests through the Assessment Development LiveBinder. This LiveBinder site is intended to be used as a guidebook for teachers and instructional leaders.

Tennessee State Library & Archives Virtual Tour

Join the Tennessee State Library and Archives online to celebrate the opening of our new Tennessee State Library & Archives on Bicentennial Capitol Mall.


Those who cannot come in person to visit the Library & Archives on opening day are invited to attend a virtual tour hosted by State Librarian and Archivist Chuck Sherrill. It will be live online on April 13th at 1:00 in the afternoon. Please make a reservation!

the Cicadas are coming!

The periodical cicada has the longest developmental period of any insect in North America. There is probably no insect that attracts as much attention in eastern North America as does the periodical cicada. Their sudden springtime emergence, filling the air with their high-pitched, shrill-sounding songs, excites much curiosity.


Below is a short report from Frank A. Hale, Professor. Originally developed by Harry Williams, former Professor Emeritus, and Jaime Yanes Jr., former Assistant Professor Entomology and Plant Pathology from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.

Cicadas are Coming
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