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Rep. Harry Brooks
March 26, 2018
Tennessee opened a Pandora’s box by lifting the ban on new school districts. Now on to the details.
With more towns exploring whether to start their own school systems, state lawmakers say a deeper study is in order. Now the question is the study's scope.
January 8, 2018
Vouchers have dominated Tennessee’s ed debate for years, but won’t in 2018. Here’s why — and what could come next.
Here are four explanations behind the dramatic shift — and a look at why the climate could change again next year.
December 22, 2017
A bill that would have piloted vouchers in Memphis dies before the session starts
Rep. Harry Brooks, the Knoxville Republican who sponsored the voucher bill, says he won’t advance it in the House.
April 26, 2017
Plan for school vouchers in Tennessee on hold again, despite national momentum
Rep. Harry Brooks, the bill's House sponsor, pushed his proposal for a five-year Memphis pilot program until 2018, an anticlimactic ending after months of debate.
March 20, 2017
Tennessee lawmakers want to roll back A-F school grades before they’ve been given
Just a year after deciding that every school should get a single letter grade, Tennessee lawmakers are poised to take it back.
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.
And so it begins
March 7, 2017
Tennessee lawmakers take first step toward school vouchers
Tennessee lawmakers easily advance a proposal that would start a five-year pilot program in Memphis.
March 1, 2017
Tennessee’s largest districts could charge charter schools more under tweaked bill
A bill that rewrites Tennessee’s charter school law passes its first hurdle with a few revisions.
February 28, 2017
Voucher-like proposal could take $71 million of public school funding from all Tennessee districts
The Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Act would allow public school dollars to go toward private education services.
February 22, 2017
This sweeping proposal would rewrite Tennessee’s charter school law
A wide-ranging charter school bill written by the State Department of Education seeks to address concerns of both advocates and opponents.
August 30, 2016
Should Tennessee cut more tests? Leaders weigh concerns about over-testing against need to measure improvement
Education Commissioner Candice McQueen's testing task force debates which state tests, if any, are expendable.
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