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Updated May 22, 2019
Tennessee texting scandal broke too late to derail education voucher legislation
The scandal involving House Speaker Glen Casada emerged after the Republican leader already had helped to pass the controversial voucher bill.
Updated May 1, 2019
Tennessee legislature approves compromise voucher proposal aimed at Memphis, Nashville
Gov. Bill Lee plans to sign compromise legislation affecting students and districts in Tennessee’s two largest cities.
May 1, 2019
Lawmakers negotiating Tennessee vouchers include strong ties to private, home school
Here are the education backgrounds of conference committee members seeking to reconcile two voucher bills.
March 24, 2017
Tennessee lawmakers vote to leave pre-K alone this year
State lawmakers turn back a bill that would have allowed some districts to spend their state pre-K money elsewhere.
March 13, 2017
The voucher bill tailor-made for Memphis? Many Memphians are offended by it.
The strongest voices against Tennessee’s leading school voucher proposal are coming from the very community it’s supposed to help.
March 9, 2017
Here’s what you need to know about Tennessee’s latest voucher proposal
Here are answers to questions from some of our readers about a new proposal to pilot tuition vouchers in Memphis.
February 15, 2017
Tennessee required more recess, but teachers now say it’s too much
Lawmakers are hearing that the state's new recess requirements, while well-intentioned, went a little overboard.
A tale of two bills
February 1, 2017
One is not like the other: Memphis is the difference in competing school voucher bills
Voucher opponents and advocates alike bristle at a proposal that would only apply to Memphis.
January 23, 2017
Gearing up for Tennessee’s voucher fight? Here are eight stories to read.
This will mark Tennessee’s seventh year of legislative debate over vouchers.
Guess who's back
January 12, 2017
Meet the Tennessee lawmakers setting this year’s course on education policy
The same leaders and mostly the same faces are returning to the Tennessee legislature’s education committees this year, offering some hints to how education…
January 9, 2017
Here are four education issues to watch as Tennessee’s legislature kicks off
Tennessee lawmakers expect to revisit two perennial questions about school spending and vouchers during the 110th General Assembly, which starts this week.
behind the scenes
November 30, 2016
Trump’s nominee for ed chief already has influenced Tennessee’s voucher debate
This election cycle alone, advocacy groups founded and led by Betsy DeVos helped to oust at least one outspoken voucher opponent in Tennessee’s House of Representatives.
war of words
April 13, 2016
Proposed constitutional amendment to curb judicial power over Tennessee schools stumbles
Despite the backing of key legislative leaders, a proposed constitutional amendment designed to give the Tennessee legislature more power over education funding flounders.
March 25, 2016
Rise & Shine: Lawmakers approve measure allowing teachers to discount TNReady data in evaluations
March 21, 2016
Six months after sobering study, bill to up pre-K quality heads to governor’s desk
State lawmakers unanimously pass a bill designed to make pre-K classrooms stronger.
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