Post Tagged with: "Tennessee"
Tennessee’s Education Commissioner is detailing plans to take control of low-performing schools. The effort is a major piece of the state’s Race to the Top program.Read more ›
Tennessee Senator Bob Corker says he’ll continue to negotiate with Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd on changes to the way financial institutions are regulated.
One economist is urging caution in the face of a push to change to the way the state taxes businesses, saying combined reporting may not be the revenue booster some consider it to be.Read more ›
China is Tennessee’s third-largest trading partner, and state officials hope to strengthen that economic bond even further.Read more ›
For Tennessee to win a role in the federal government’s massive Race to the Top program, officials will have to present brand new ideas for changing education. They’ll also have to show that local school districts are willing to act as laboratories for those ideas.Read more ›
Tennessee education officials are eager to apply for a massive federal grant
program called Race to the Top. But if the state wins the funds, Education Commissioner Timothy Webb warns it will require bold measures that some may find uncomfortable.
Many of Tennessee’s schools and school districts did better than expected on the state’s report card. But officials are warning that next year could be a difficult one as it the state tightens its standards.Read more ›
Wheelchair maker Permobil announced today that it will build a new plant in Wilson County twice the size of its current facility in Lebanon.Read more ›
Tennessee Graduation Rate is Rising Faster than Other States, But Percent of Students Finishing School is Still Behind the National Average
Tennessee’s high school graduation rate has improved faster than any other state in the nation.Read more ›