Post Tagged with: "Bill Frist"

Left-Leaning Education Advocates Join Common Core Resistance In Tennessee

Left-Leaning Education Advocates Join Common Core Resistance In Tennessee

by / on January 27, 2014

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

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Nashville Health Care Industry Turns to Fellows for the Future

Nashville Health Care Industry Turns to Fellows for the Future

by / on November 12, 2012

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.

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Frist Balances Carrots and Sticks in Obesity Debate

Frist Balances Carrots and Sticks in Obesity Debate

by / on June 15, 2012

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.

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Review of Teacher Evaluation System Unlikely to Surprise: Huffman

by / on May 21, 2012

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.

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SCORE says Teacher Training Needs to Better  Match Teacher Expectations

SCORE says Teacher Training Needs to Better Match Teacher Expectations

by / on March 20, 2012

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.

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Frist Offers Republican Representation on White House Humanitarian Trip

by / on August 11, 2011

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

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

by / on June 9, 2011

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.

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Frist: Collective Bargaining Barrier to Educating Students

by / on March 24, 2011

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.

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Poll Finds Tennesseans Want Higher School Standards, Despite Costs

by / on July 26, 2010

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.

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Campaign Begins to Explain Coming Drop in Test Scores

by / on July 19, 2010

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.

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Frist Doubts States Can Undo Federal Healthcare Overhaul

by / on April 15, 2010

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.

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Education Reform Plan Relies on Outside Funding

by / on October 22, 2009

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

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Frist’s School Reform Group Continues Work

by / on May 22, 2009

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

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