Post Tagged with: "Tennessee"

Tennessee Part of Southern Growth Trend

by / on December 21, 2010

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

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Gubernatorial Debates Scheduled

by / on August 11, 2010

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

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Education Commissioner Explains Achievement School District Plans

by / on May 26, 2010

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.

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ICE Audits in Tennessee

by / on May 17, 2010

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.

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GALLERY: More Photos After Nashville’s Flood

GALLERY: More Photos After Nashville’s Flood

by / on May 6, 2010

Another collection of photos from the flood’s aftermath.

Rob Gordon contributes.

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Water Recedes, Problems Rise

by / on May 4, 2010

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

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Sen. Corker Holds Out Hope for Financial Regulation Compromise

by / on March 12, 2010

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.

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Tennessee Makes Race to the Top Short List

by / on March 4, 2010

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.

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Economist Urges Caution in Deciding Whether to Adopt Combined Reporting

by / on December 28, 2009

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.

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Gordon to End 25-Year Run in Congress

by / on December 14, 2009

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

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TN Among States on the Downward Slope of H1N1

by / on December 8, 2009

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

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

by / on November 13, 2009

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

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

by / on November 13, 2009

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.

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Race to the Top Implementation Won’t Be Comfortable

by / on November 9, 2009

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.

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

by / on November 3, 2009

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.

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Bredesen Asking for “Painful” Budget Cuts

by / on November 2, 2009

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

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Dropout Prevention Begins with Student Input

by / on October 30, 2009

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.

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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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Permobil to Double Size of Workforce and Factory in Wilson County

by / on October 20, 2009

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

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

by / on October 15, 2009

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

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