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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.

September 26, 2014

Poll Finds Growing Disfavor of Common Core Among Tenn. Teachers

As the state struggles with implementation, a new poll finds that only 31 percent of Tennessee teachers support continuing with the common core.

September 19, 2014

Reading List: Murray Honored, Tennessee Eyes New Tests, Charters Unionize

Happy Friday! While you wait for the weekend to begin, check out these newsy bits you may have missed this week.

September 10, 2014

Duncan to PTA: Make Education a Presidential Campaign Issue

The PTA should take an active role in forcing a debate around education in 2016, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told parents and teachers in Nashville, Tenn.

September 05, 2014

NCLB Waivers Extended for Tennessee and D.C.

Unlike many states who have received waiver extensions lately, the letters for both the Volunteer State and the nation's capitol have absolutely no caveats.

August 27, 2014

Arne Duncan to Head South for Annual Back-to-School Bus Tour

Politics K-12 will join U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan during his annual back-to-school bus tour, highlighting administration initiatives in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee.

August 25, 2014

Tennessee to Add Cursive Writing to State Standards

Tennessee students in grades 2-4 will be expected to learn cursive writing starting next year.

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.

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