The state of Tennessee has announced it will provide free education to children in the state.
The state’s Education Department will begin offering the free, online education to all children in grades 6 through 12.
The program will launch with about 3,000 students, with another 1,000 to be added over the next several months.
Tennessee’s free online education is free to all Tennesseans who have at least a bachelor’s degree and pay an additional $10 to get in.
Children who are enrolled in Tennessee’s online education program will be able to access online courses and receive free, personalized tutoring.
Students will also be able send in their diplomas and college transcripts online for verification.
The Tennessee Education Department says the new program will bring “a real change to Tennessee education.”
“It’s a big deal for Tennessee because it is an innovative, competitive state and because it provides an opportunity to students of all ages,” said Tennessee Education Commissioner Mark Burdick.
“There are hundreds of thousands of students that are eligible for free or reduced cost online education in Tennessee.
This program will help those students to get the education they need and can afford.”
Tennessee’s new online education will be the latest in a growing list of programs that aim to improve the education of children and adults across the nation.
In recent months, the Department of Education has launched a pilot program to test the effectiveness of free online schools in Kansas City, Missouri.
In April, the state announced plans to expand its online education pilot program by enrolling all Tenneseeans in its online learning program by the end of the year.