• Education

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  • The Oak Ridge School District was born in the shadow of the Manhattan Project in 1943. Like the project that brought together the nation’s greatest minds for a common goal, the school system set the bar high for educational excellence from the beginning. Over 75% of our passionate, award-winning teachers hold master’s degrees. Oak Ridge Schools offer a challenging STEM curriculum with a deliberate focus on collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity to ensure success for every student. The Oak Ridge School System is consistently ranked among the best in Tennessee.   Learn more at https://www.ortn.edu/

    Founded in 1794, UT is big on tradition, and we are proud of our humble beginnings as the first public university chartered west of the Appalachian Divide. We embody excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement.

    UT Knoxville is:

    • Tennessee’s flagship university and premier public research institution with an enrollment of 29,460
    • Co-manager of Oak Ridge National Laboratory with Battelle Memorial Institute as UT-Battelle
    • Classified as producing very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education (Doctoral Universities R1 category)
    • A Carnegie Community Engaged university

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