If every student who applied for Tennessee’s free community college program actually went to community college, some schools, including Volunteer State Community College, would nearly double their full-time enrollment. But it’s holding judgment about enrollment increases until the next step of the application process.
November 24, 2014
The U.S. Secretary of Labor is fresh off a trip to Wolfsburg, Germany, which had a very Tennessee connection.
Atlanta had fallen, Sherman was marching a path of destruction to the sea and Robert E. Lee was trapped in months-long siege that would last until nearly the end of the war. But Confederate General John Hood thought he saw one last chance to turn things around for the South.
In August, attorneys representing ten death row inmates sued the state alleging the electric chair is “cruel and unusual punishment.”
While they hoped for more, Nashville immigrants cheered President Obama’s announcement to focus deportation efforts on criminals. Legislators want Governor Bill Haslam to file suit.
Two Nashville middle schools have one last chance to save themselves from state takeover.
The RGA’s role is to try to forge consensus among the state’s top Republicans and also to raise money for the party.
The 159th Combat Aviation Brigade based at Fort Campbell has likely flown its final mission. The Pentagon has reportedly chosen to phase out the unit as part of a larger Army restructuring related to sequestration.
A Nashville crowd of 400 was enthralled with education reform naysayer Diane Ravitch from the moment she was introduced by Metro school board member Amy Frogge to when she left the stage.
The Nashville Symphony’s concerts this weekend will take on an unusual layer of poignancy. They’re dedicated to composer Stephen Paulus, who died last month just days after the orchestra released an album of his music.
One member of a city real estate board that reviews incentive deals is worried that if Bridgestone subleases part of its space, it would create an unfair market advantage.
The VA and the regional healthcare system has spent more than $17 million since May to send patients to private care, but the number of appointments with wait times of 30 days or longer still hasn’t decreased. In fact, it’s gone up a little.
Governor Bill Haslam said this week that raising Tennessee’s minimum wage would be a non-starter in the legislature. But the U.S. Secretary of Labor believes a majority of Tennesseans would welcome such a pay hike.
Councilwoman Jacobia Dowell of Antioch sponsored the bill. It prevents payday lenders from setting up shop a quarter mile from each other.
Obama’s executive action would allow up to five million undocumented immigrants stay in the U.S. without the fear of deportation.
Some farmers are chafing at Tennessee’s tight regulation of hemp, sounding off at a hearing on the rules held by the Agriculture Department Tuesday.
Amid meets-and-greets with educators at the city’s Shwab Elementary School, Lily Eskelsen Garcia said Senator Lamar Alexander is “enamored” with the idea of privatizing public education.
Tennessee’s school board members are hoping for a new education commissioner who might be more receptive to their views. Kevin Huffman, who announced late last week he’s stepping down, was seen – at times – as dismissive of local districts.
In a process that began just 10 days ago, more than 15,000 comments have been submitted as part of a review of Common Core State Standards. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says he really does intend to listen.
This follows the completion of the Watts Bar nuclear reactor, which is expected to be finished by the end of 2015.