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January 30, 2015

Tenn. Lawmakers to Vote on Bill to Keep Washington Out of K-12 Policy

The Volunteer State will soon consider a resolution that asks Congress to ensure that Washington doesn't intrude into the state's decisions about public schools.

January 30, 2015

To Keep Washington Out of K-12 Policy, Tenn. Lawmakers Turn to...Washington

The resolution says the federal government is acting like a national school board and asks the GOP-controlled Congress to return K-12 authority to the states.

January 23, 2015

Common Core Flip-Flop Times Two: One Tenn. Senator's Changing Positions

Do the changing positions of one key K-12 policymaker in Tennessee highlight the complicated political environment for the Common Core State Standards in the Volunteer State?

January 09, 2015

Some Higher Education Advocates Wary of President's Free Community College Plan

As states try new ways to keep college costs down, some have voiced criticism of the free-tuition-for-all approach for helping families who may not need assistance.

January 08, 2015

President Obama Unveils New Plan to Make Community College Free

If Congress were to enact the proposal, approximately 9 million students would be eligible for the federal-state partnership program.

December 17, 2014

Dean of Tennessee Teacher-Prep Program Picked as New State K-12 Chief

One of Candice McQueen's signature initiatives has been to rigorously train students in Lipscomb's college of education in the Common Core State Standards.

December 10, 2014

Push to Reduce Test Scores' Weight in Evaluations Announced by Tenn. Governor

Gov. Bill Haslam's push to significantly alter teacher evaluations follows the governor's announcement in October that he wants a public review of the Common Core State Standards in Tennessee.

December 01, 2014

NASA Makes Out-of-School Time 'Out of This World'

NASA encourages girls to the reach for the stars through out-of-school programs designed to make the STEM field exciting through hands-on projects, community mentors, and robotics.

November 13, 2014

Kevin Huffman Leaving Post as Tennessee K-12 Chief

Huffman was appointed state education commissioner in 2011, and has overseen major changes in Tennessee education policy, many of them tied to the common core.

October 28, 2014

Arne Duncan Talks K-12 Policy in Tennessee, Where It's Somewhat Stalled

Tennessee recently delayed the use of its new common-core aligned state tests, and Gov. Bill Haslam announced that the state will begin a public vetting of the standards.

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