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Testing, vouchers, and pre-K: Tennessee legislature’s new ed leader weighs in
A Q&A with Rep. Mark White, the new chairman of Tennessee's powerful House Education Committee
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January 11, 2019
Sports betting among first education bills filed in Tennessee in 2019
A proposal to let voters legalize sports betting to help fund local schools is among a dozen education-related bills filed in the legislature's first week.
January 11, 2019
After years of school voucher rejections, backers consider another approach in Tennessee
"School choice" advocates view education savings accounts as an attractive alternative for Tennessee.
January 10, 2019
Meet the Tennessee lawmakers who will shape education legislation this year
Thirty-two legislators will serve as the gatekeepers for hundreds of bills dealing with public education over the next two years.
December 4, 2018
How is your school rated on academics and attendance? Use Tennessee’s new report card to find out
Tennessee releases its redesigned state report card, ushering in a new era of transparency under a new federal law.
November 14, 2018
Findings are mixed from Tennessee’s first-ever security review of all public schools
A new report summarizes months of scrutiny of more than 1,800 school campuses statewide.
November 6, 2018
Gov.-elect Bill Lee says Tennessee schools rank at the bottom of the nation. They don’t.
In his first speech as the next governor of Tennessee, Republican businessman Bill Lee said incorrectly that the state’s schools are among the worst in the nation.
November 6, 2018
Bill Lee is Tennessee’s next governor. Here’s how he’ll begin to shape education.
Now that he's elected, Lee must transition to a new administration and work with a public school system serving a million students.
October 26, 2018
More teachers are running for state office this year. Meet two from Tennessee.
In a wave of political activism, more than 150 teachers nationwide are seeking legislative office this year. Tennessee is part of that movement.
October 22, 2018
Tennessee students to test the test under reworked computer platform
This week's simulation is designed to make sure that technical problems don't happen again under testing company Questar.
October 18, 2018
It’s not just the governor’s race. Here’s what Tennessee’s big legislative turnover could mean for education.
This year's large number of legislative departures, especially by House education leaders, leaves a void waiting to be filled.
October 11, 2018
Three big differences on Tennessee education between Dean and Lee
While the first two debates have been polite and cordial, sharp differences are emerging on hot-button education issues in the race to be governor.
September 19, 2018
Struggling Tennessee schools find out Friday if they could face state intervention
The "priority school" list will be the first since 2014 and will chart state improvement strategies, investments, and interventions.
September 10, 2018
Most Tennessee voters favor state tests and want TNReady fixed, says new poll
But whether the state should keep using student test results to evaluate teachers is less clear, according to a new statewide survey.
August 14, 2018
Eighteen legislators show support for TNReady pause as 11 superintendents say press on
Nineteen state legislators are supporting the superintendents of Nashville and Memphis in their request for an indefinite pause of the state’s embattled test, TNReady.
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