Governor Bill Haslam named a new education commissioner Wednesday, and she’s one of the biggest supporters of Common Core education standards in the state.
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Employees and owners of the compounding pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak have been indicted on charges ranging from fraud to 2nd degree murder. Many of the charges stem from cases in Tennessee.
The United Auto Workers’ recent recognition at VW in Tennessee – though short of collective bargaining – may make future unionizing more difficult in the region. That’s the opinion of UAW president Dennis Williams, who briefed reporters Monday.
Metro Police shot and killed a 16-year-old robbery suspect in Nashboro Village overnight.
Tennessee’s two Republican senators came down on opposing sides of the $1.1 trillion spending bill that passed over the weekend.
The Achievement School District, which is charged with turning around low-performers, made the announcement Friday afternoon.
Nashville’s Obamacare Navigators – who help people sign up for insurance plans on the federal Marketplace – are expecting a rush over the weekend. Monday is the last day to apply for coverage and have it kick in by January 1st.
Congresswoman Diane Black was the Nashville area’s only representative to vote for the $1.1 trillion spending bill that passed the House Thursday night.
Metro Schools will get $33 million from the federal government over the next four years to expand pre-kindergarten – an amount that comes close to how much the district got from the much-heralded Race to the Top program.
The decision to hand over East Nashville’s Kirkpatrick Elementary to charter school operator KIPP Academy was put on hold Tuesday night.
The administration has outlined a series of steps in an effort to “support teachers.”
Volkswagen has formally recognized the United Auto Workers after a years-long effort by the union to organize at the Chattanooga plant. A note was distributed to its 1,500 hourly employees Monday afternoon.
TennCare hired Northrop Grumman to build a system that supposed to be done a year and a half ago and remains nowhere near complete.
The number of Tennesseans on Medicaid has shot up by 120,000 since the beginning of the year, according to newly released data from TennCare.
Metro Schools has come to a decision on which elementary will be handed over to charter operator KIPP Academy. Kirkpatrick will be making a year-by-year conversion starting next fall, according to a press release issued Thursday afternoon.
The Army’s mission in Liberia in response to the Ebola virus has been scaled back, according to Pentagon officials.
The state’s plan to take over one of two struggling middle schools in Nashville has spurred a firefight using standardized test scores as ammo.
Tennessee has one of the few Republican governors still actively looking for a way to expand Medicaid to cover the working poor. Governor Bill Haslam compares his effort to “threading a needle.”
A year-long growth streak for Nissan went in reverse for November, but analysts say the month’s sales figures may be more realistic.
Tennessee’s multi-million dollar corporate subsidies don’t get quite the same public scrutiny that the state budget is getting this week in live-streamed hearings with Governor Bill Haslam. So in an interview with WPLN, we press Haslam to justify his recent spending on economic development incentives, especially since he’s been asking for much of state government to do more with less.