Statehouse policy and politics

With time running out, GOP leaders insist voucher bill is still in play

Student testing is a sticking point as legislative leaders seek a compromise.

Charter networks, both inside and outside the state, are tracking the legislation.

‘People were damn mad,’ said one spectator who was asked to leave the chamber.

Meanwhile, new attempts to tighten the state’s lax gun laws fizzle.

GOP leaders acknowledge that the Achievement School District district had failed in its turnaround mission.

The three-minute computer-generated video, created by an anti-abortion group, has drawn concern from major medical organizations and sparked controversy in state legislatures in Tennessee and elsewhere.

Proposed legislation is meant to ‘expand what’s working,’ according to Memphis Rep. Mark White, the bill’s sponsor.

The proposal would widen criteria for determining which students could be held back — and give parents a say.

University could use charter groups to expand its reach and replicate teaching and learning models.

Vouchers are a “bitter pill” that will destabilize K-12 education, a former Superintendent of the Year testified.

In a rare action, the state Board of Education passed a resolution questioning whether the 2021 law targets the right age group.

Legislation easily clears first legislative hurdle, with two votes set for March 6.

A state lawmaker is giving the Memphis-Shelby County school board time to devise an improvement plan before pursuing legislation to empower Gov. Bill Lee to appoint up to six new members to the locally elected body.

In addition to school choice, GOP plan seeks changes to public school testing, teacher evaluations

Governor, Senate, and House are at odds as details of legislation emerge

The Tennessee State Board of Education approved the calculation during a meeting Friday, but some members said lawmakers should take another look at the law for struggling readers.

The 2021 law that vexed third grade families last year offers fewer promotion pathways this year