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August 07, 2014

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander Dominates in Tennessee's Primary

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., handily beat out tea party challenger, state Rep. Joe Carr, in Thursday's primary.

July 29, 2014

A Loophole Big Enough for an Ice Cream Truck in the New Snacks Rules

Some states are making a statement about new federal nutrition rules for school snacks by exempting large numbers of fundraisers from the standards.

July 28, 2014

Tenn. Brings High School Equivalency Exams to Rural Residents

The mobile units will allow residents to take high school equivalency exams in rural areas.

June 27, 2014

Rural Tenn. County Remains Charter School-Free After Applicant Denied

Plans for the first charter school to open in Cheatham County, Tenn., were shot down by the local school board.

June 26, 2014

Rural Tennessee School Board Rejects Charter Applicant

Plans for the first charter school to open in Cheatham County, Tenn., were shot down by the local school board.

June 20, 2014

Tennessee Quits PARCC, Leaving 15 Members

Tennessee points to a new law that rules out the use of PARCC exams in 2014-15.

April 18, 2014

Tennessee, Arne Duncan's Show Horse, Set to Delay PARCC Tests for One Year

A plan in Tennessee to delay the administration of PARCC tests by one year is heading to Gov. Bill Haslam for his signature.

April 17, 2014

Tennessee Voucher Bill, Proposed by Governor, Stalls in House

Tennessee parents whose children attend failing schools won't get vouchers to send them to private school after the governor-penned bill can't muster enough political support.

April 04, 2014

Miss. and Tenn. Lawmakers Vote Down Efforts to Expand School Choice

Lawmakers in Miss. and Tenn. vote down efforts to expand school choice, four new charters are approved in Connecticut, and other school-choice news from the week.

February 25, 2014

Report Probes Early Experience in Tennessee With Extended Learning Time

The Tennessee Comptroller's office gives a peek into how the state's low-performing schools are implementing extended learning time.

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