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November 27, 2018
Gov.-elect Lee names Tennessee voucher advocate as his policy director
Tony Niknejad previously was director of Tennessee's chapter of the American Federation for Children.
November 7, 2018
Aide: Lee ‘misspoke’ when characterizing Tennessee schools as bottom of the nation
In his victory speech, Gov.-elect Bill Lee meant to say that Tennessee schools are in the bottom half of the nation — not at the bottom.
November 7, 2018
School funding, pensions, pre-K: Here are 8 education issues J.B. Pritzker will face as governor
Steinmetz High School in northwest Chicago, where Emily Jade Aguilar graduated last year, had just four school counselors. In a school of more…
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 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.
October 9, 2018
Tennessee’s largest teachers group endorses Dean for governor as Lee reportedly snubs invitation
The Tennessee Education Association PAC cites Karl Dean’s record on school funding and his opposition to vouchers.
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October 2, 2018
Texas minister rallies Tennessee pastors against private school vouchers
The Rev. Charles Foster Johnson mobilized 2,000 pastors in Texas against vouchers, and now he's trying to do the same in Tennessee.
August 24, 2018
How Trump’s tax law may have just gotten in the way of Betsy DeVos’ favorite policy
A proposed tax rule, issued Thursday by the Treasury department, threatens to undermine school choice tax credit programs.
August 21, 2018
Support for boosting teacher pay is at a 10-year high, new survey finds
After a year of teacher protests, an increasing number of Americans think teachers should be paid more, according to a new national survey. Sixty-seven percent…
August 9, 2018
Students’ math scores drop for years after using a private school voucher in country’s largest program
The findings are a blow to the argument that poor students benefit from the choice to attend a private school, a policy championed by Betsy DeVos.
August 3, 2018
Here’s how Lee, Dean compare on education in the race to be Tennessee’s next governor
The state's next leader will set the course for school funding and shape education policy on everything from student testing to teacher evaluations.
July 30, 2018
Six Memphis Catholic schools would convert to charters under revised application
After seeking to be the largest charter school operator in Memphis, a new organization hoping to convert Catholic schools to public ones is scaling back.
July 23, 2018
Nashville organization drops $26,000 to support a single school board candidate in Memphis
TennesseeCAN spent more than $26,000 on behalf of candidate Michelle Robinson McKissack for mailed advertisements, phone calls, and texts in late June.
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