Post Tagged with: "Tennessee"

Tennessee Part of Southern Growth Trend

December 21, 2010 at 5:03 pm

New census numbers show Tennessee grew over the last decade, but not enough to gain any seats in Congress.

Gubernatorial Debates Scheduled

August 11, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Republican Bill Haslam and Democrat Mike McWherter will face off in a trio of televised debates.

Education Commissioner Explains Achievement School District Plans

May 26, 2010 at 4:56 pm

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.

ICE Audits in Tennessee

May 17, 2010 at 8:46 am

Immigration officials have put 30 Tennessee companies on notice that their employment records need to be in order. Immigration and Customs Enforcement launched a crackdown on hiring illegal workers in five southeastern states in March.

GALLERY: More Photos After Nashville’s Flood

GALLERY: More Photos After Nashville’s Flood

May 6, 2010 at 9:40 am

Another collection of photos from the flood’s aftermath.

Rob Gordon contributes.

Water Recedes, Problems Rise

May 4, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Tennessee officials are now confirming 19 deaths from the record breaking floods that occurred over the weekend.

Sen. Corker Holds Out Hope for Financial Regulation Compromise

March 12, 2010 at 8:17 am

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.

Tennessee Makes Race to the Top Short List

March 4, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Tennessee is one of 16 finalists for a federal Race to the Top education grant. Twenty-five states applied, but ultimately the number of winners is likely to be in the single digits.

Economist Urges Caution in Deciding Whether to Adopt Combined Reporting

December 28, 2009 at 7:11 am

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.

Gordon to End 25-Year Run in Congress

December 14, 2009 at 2:16 pm

Tennessee’s longest serving congressional member and only committee chairman announced Monday he will not seek re-election next year.

TN Among States on the Downward Slope of H1N1

December 8, 2009 at 8:14 am

Tennessee is seeing the same downturn in the number H1N1 cases as the rest of the nation.

Building Business Relationships in China Takes Face-to-Face Contact

November 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm

China is Tennessee’s third-largest trading partner, and state officials hope to strengthen that economic bond even further.

State Will Involve Local Districts, Tout Data System in Race to the Top Application

November 13, 2009 at 1:48 am

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.

Race to the Top Implementation Won’t Be Comfortable

November 9, 2009 at 7:17 am

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.

Changing Baseline and Standards Affect Report Card Results, Especially in Reading

November 3, 2009 at 4:48 pm

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.

Bredesen Asking for “Painful” Budget Cuts

November 2, 2009 at 6:43 pm

State budget hearings start soon. Governor Phil Bredesen says they’ll be especially tough this time around.

Dropout Prevention Begins with Student Input

October 30, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Engage the community, get the word out, but above all, find out what students have to say. Those were the goals set today at a dropout prevention summit in Nashville.

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.

Permobil to Double Size of Workforce and Factory in Wilson County

October 20, 2009 at 5:42 pm

Wheelchair maker Permobil announced today that it will build a new plant in Wilson County twice the size of its current facility in Lebanon.

Tennessee Graduation Rate is Rising Faster than Other States, But Percent of Students Finishing School is Still Behind the National Average

October 15, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Tennessee’s high school graduation rate has improved faster than any other state in the nation.