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Chris Barbic (left) was chosen by Gov. Bill Haslam to lead the state's Achievement School District. He previously started YES Prep in Houston, which also serves primarily low-income minority students. Credit: TN Photo Services

Black Caucus Wants Chris Barbic To Come Talk Charter School Segregation

January 23, 2014 at 3:42 pm

African Americans in the Tennessee legislature are requesting a personal visit from the superintendent overseeing the state’s lowest performing schools. At a recent forum, Chris Barbic said creating diversity shouldn’t fall on the shoulders of charter schools.

Democrats Keep Top Leaders in Place

Democrats Keep Top Leaders in Place

December 12, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Democrats in the Tennessee House will stick with the status quo when it comes to their leaders.

Shaw Wants More Cooperative Spirit from Democrats

December 11, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Democrats in the state house are electing their leaders Wednesday. And for some, the party’s diminished role is cause for change.

House OKs Absentee Voting for School Boards, Ignoring Own Proxy Voting

March 30, 2012 at 5:12 am

School boards who want to use teleconferencing to let absent members participate in meetings could do so under a bill passed in the state House Thursday.

House Gives Teachers Permission to Pray at the Flagpole

March 1, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Teachers and coaches could gather with their students at prayer and religious observances before and after school, under a bill passed by the state House of Representatives today

Memphis Lawmaker Remembered as Truth Teller, Tireless Campaigner

November 9, 2010 at 4:17 pm

A longtime Memphis lawmaker has died. Fellow Democratic legislators remember Rep. Ulysses Jones as a tireless campaigner and a truth teller.

Equal Parenting Time Sponsor Agrees to Compromise

April 13, 2010 at 6:04 pm

A controversial bill to mandate that a child in a divorce spend equal time with father and mother was resurrected Tuesday in Tennessee’s House of Representatives.

Chamber Report Card Calls for Constitutional Convention

February 18, 2010 at 6:31 pm

The Nashville Chamber of Commerce wants the state to hold a constitutional convention to address school funding issues.