A House committee, spurred on by Speaker Beth Harwell’s urging, sunk a bill that would’ve let for-profit corporations oversee charter schools in Tennessee.
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Tennessee lawmakers say teachers and principals need to know it’s ok to talk about religion in school. While federal law already permits it, legislators are working on a proposal to confirm what’s allowed.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam will give the final State of the State Address of his first term tonight. Little is known about what he will say. But there are some guesses about what he won’t.
Parents wearing yellow scarves filled an auditorium near the Tennessee capitol Tuesday to advocate for school vouchers. Many traveled from Memphis to ask for help paying private school tuition.
A push to open Tennessee to for-profit charter school operators has been revived at the state capitol. Currently, only non-profit entities can get public money to run a charter.
A proposed law meant to keep students in college counseling programs from having to treat gay patients breezed through the state senate last week. But the bill may find a cooler reception in the House.
The commissioner of an embattled state agency has resigned. Kate O’Day steps down as head of the Department of Children Services one day before she was to testify about child deaths.
A state lawmaker has proposed legislation making it easier for parents to force reform at their child’s public school. It’s known as a parent trigger law, and it’s part of a national push by the education lobbying group Students First.
A subcommittee in the State House has approved a new bill that would redefine sex education. The sponsor is a Representative from Nashville.
Both chambers of the Tennessee General Assembly passed resolutions last night criticizing the new federal health care overhaul.