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  • Beth Harwell talks finances, education and opioid epidemic at Bristol roundtable - Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
    published on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 05:04:02 GMT
    Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)Beth Harwell talks finances, education and opioid epidemic at Bristol roundtableBristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)BRISTOL, Tenn. — Tennessee Speaker of the House and gubernatorial hopeful Beth Harwell told about a dozen business leaders Friday that it's critical to keep Tennessee fiscally sound, develop a skilled workforce and find an answer to the opioid crisis....
  • Tennessee Promise students more likely to succeed in college, less likely to drop out, new data shows - The Tennessean
    published on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:49:53 GMT
    The TennesseanTennessee Promise students more likely to succeed in college, less likely to drop out, new data showsThe TennesseanEmily House, chief research officer at the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, said the Tennessee Promise numbers showed a "significant and substantial" improvement over the alternatives. "Those are really hard numbers to move," she said.and more »...
  • Teaching in Tennessee - Northern News
    published on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:42:58 GMT
    Northern NewsTeaching in TennesseeNorthern NewsTeaching in Tennessee. Department of Education students traveled to Nashville, Tenn., to teach in an urban setting at Metro Nashville Public Schools. Ohio Northern University senior Dean McNeil works with Karrie Fahkry in the first-grade classroom of ...and more »...
  • When it comes to affordable college education, conservative Tennessee has so-called progressive California beat - Los Angeles Times
    published on Mon, 11 Sep 2017 07:05:56 GMT
    Los Angeles TimesWhen it comes to affordable college education, conservative Tennessee has so-called progressive California beatLos Angeles TimesBut on one thing, they're downright reactionary when compared with hard-right Tennessee. Tennesseans voted in landslide numbers — roughly 61% of them — for President Trump. They're also about to provide a tuition-free community college education for ......
  • Expert: Tennessee colleges could see changes from new Title IX guidance on sexual assaults - Knoxville News Sentinel
    published on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:55:00 GMT
    Knoxville News SentinelExpert: Tennessee colleges could see changes from new Title IX guidance on sexual assaultsKnoxville News SentinelColleges and universities in Tennessee said Friday that it's still early to say what an announcement from the U.S. Department of Education to revoke Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assaults might mean for their campuses, but they'll be watching for ...Dear Colleague - U.S. Department of EducationU.S. Department of Education"Dear Colleague&q...
  • Tennessee's Every Student Succeeds Act plan approved - The Tennessean
    published on Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:34:18 GMT
    The TennesseanTennessee's Every Student Succeeds Act plan approvedThe TennesseanThe federal Education Department greenlighted Tennessee's plan to comply with a major national education law overhaul. The newly approved law, which is in effect for the 2017-18 school year, brings changes to transparency, accountability and school ...Alexander: Approval of New State Education Plan “Puts Tennesseans Back in the Driver's Seat for Helping Tennessee ...The knoxville focusall 12 news a...
  • University of Tennessee raises $814 million so far in most ambitious ... - Knoxville News Sentinel
    published on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:49:47 GMT
    Knoxville News SentinelUniversity of Tennessee raises $814 million so far in most ambitious ...Knoxville News SentinelThe university's goal of raising $1.1 billion by 2020 makes it the most ambitious campus fundraising campaign to date and university leaders said they're ...UT announces $1.1B fundraising campaign | WBIR.comWBIR-TVall 4 news articles »...
  • Tennessee Board Of Regents Approves Funding Requests For ... - The Chattanoogan
    published on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:00:18 GMT
    Tennessee Board Of Regents Approves Funding Requests For ...The ChattanooganThe Tennessee Board of Regents approved four priority requests for education, job-training and security initiatives across the state's community and technical ...and more »...
  • Tennessee lessons, Irma school closures, extending LCFF's future: What's new in education - Los Angeles Times
    published on Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:51:32 GMT
    Los Angeles TimesTennessee lessons, Irma school closures, extending LCFF's future: What's new in educationLos Angeles TimesIn case you missed it, here's our special report on a small L.A. school district that signed up Catholic school students to boost its enrollment. The Rams and CBS honored some of L.A. Unified's students and teachers this weekend. How the district is ......
  • Why Tennessee is saying to wait to tally this year's ACT scores - The Tennessean
    published on Thu, 07 Sep 2017 08:03:40 GMT
    The TennesseanWhy Tennessee is saying to wait to tally this year's ACT scoresThe TennesseanThe results of Tennessee students' ACT scores were released Thursday by the national testing group, but the state Education Department won't use those numbers for official reporting. Instead, the Tennessee Department of Education will release a tally ......