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Left-Leaning Education Advocates Join Common Core Resistance In Tennessee

Left-Leaning Education Advocates Join Common Core Resistance In Tennessee

January 27, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Pushback to Common Core State Standards has been led primarily by conservatives until now.

Nashville Health Care Industry Turns to Fellows for the Future

Nashville Health Care Industry Turns to Fellows for the Future

November 12, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Some of the country’s most influential health care companies are banding together to train the industry’s next generation of executives. The Nashville Health Care Council announced its “Fellows” program Monday.

Frist Balances Carrots and Sticks in Obesity Debate

Frist Balances Carrots and Sticks in Obesity Debate

June 15, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Bill Frist says he believes “education” can still boost Tennessee’s poor rankings in childhood obesity, even while places like New York City are banning big gulps. The former Senate Majority Leader was part of an obesity forum in Nashville Friday.

Review of Teacher Evaluation System Unlikely to Surprise: Huffman

May 21, 2012 at 5:29 am

A review of the Tennessee’s controversial new system for evaluating teachers is due out in the next couple of weeks. The state’s top education official doubts it will bring many surprises.

SCORE says Teacher Training Needs to Better  Match Teacher Expectations

SCORE says Teacher Training Needs to Better Match Teacher Expectations

March 20, 2012 at 5:03 pm

The group charged with reviewing Tennessee’s teacher evaluation process says the state needs to do more to help educators improve. The State Collaborative on Reforming Education, or SCORE, says more intensive skill-building programs should be a top priority this year.

Frist Offers Republican Representation on White House Humanitarian Trip

August 11, 2011 at 12:23 pm

One of Tennessee’s most prominent Republicans has been touring famine-stricken parts of the Horn of Africa with White House officials.

Governor’s New Health Task Force Takes on Health Care Costs

June 9, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Former U.S. Senator Bill Frist joined Governor Bill Haslam Thursday, kicking off the first project of the governor’s task force on health and wellness. Its focus is on treating a high-cost, chronic heart condition.

Frist: Collective Bargaining Barrier to Educating Students

March 24, 2011 at 4:13 pm

One of the state’s most influential politicians and self-styled education reformers says collective bargaining can be a barrier to educating students. Bill Frist made some of his first statements on Tennessee’s debate over teachers unions Thursday.

Poll Finds Tennesseans Want Higher School Standards, Despite Costs

July 26, 2010 at 3:52 pm

More than two-thirds of Tennesseans want higher testing standards in public schools, despite the added cost to districts and the hardship on students whose grades will drop. The poll was paid for by the education advocacy group called SCORE, founded by former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.

Campaign Begins to Explain Coming Drop in Test Scores

July 19, 2010 at 5:25 am

A public relations blitz begins this week as the state’s top official tries to explain why standardized test scores are going to go down – way down.

Frist Doubts States Can Undo Federal Healthcare Overhaul

April 15, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Frist, the one-time Republican majority leader, says he’s proud of the Obama administration for addressing what he called an “inexcusable” gap in healthcare coverage. That’s even though the law passed narrowly, with only Democratic support.

Education Reform Plan Relies on Outside Funding

October 22, 2009 at 4:15 pm

An action plan released today aims to make Tennessee’s schools top in the Southeast by 2014.

Frist’s School Reform Group Continues Work

May 22, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Former Tennessee Senator Bill Frist’s education reform group met in Nashville today to discuss teacher effectiveness.