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Public Colleges Call for State Funding Turnaround

Public Colleges Call for State Funding Turnaround

by / on November 13, 2012

Tennessee’s public universities say this is the year to stem the tide in budget cuts. The Board of Regents and University of Tennessee are asking for a $33 million increase in state funding.

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Comptroller Finds Incomplete Implementation of ‘Complete College Act’

Comptroller Finds Incomplete Implementation of ‘Complete College Act’

by / on May 17, 2012

Now that funding for public universities in Tennessee depends on their graduation rates, the state comptroller says data they submit needs to be verified. State auditors have been tracking implementation of a set of laws meant to get more students finishing a degree.

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Workers Welcome Insourcing, Higher Ed Embraces Turnaround in State Support

Workers Welcome Insourcing, Higher Ed Embraces Turnaround in State Support

by / on January 31, 2012

Governor Bill Haslam spent part of his State of the State address Monday highlighting two small, but meaningful shifts in Tennessee’s budget. One is a reversal in the trend toward privatization.

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Mayor Dean to Attack College Graduation Rate with Summer Academy

Mayor Dean to Attack College Graduation Rate with Summer Academy

by / on October 17, 2011

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean plans to start a summer academy focused on raising ACT scores and helping students fill out financial aid forms. It’s the first element of his plan to double college graduation rates in five years, a lofty goal he announced during his inaugural address last month.

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Haslam: Higher Ed Institutions Need Focus before Merger Discussions

by / on January 26, 2011

Governor Bill Haslam says more savings can be found in focusing the missions of the state’s universities than merging them into one system. He addressed members of the Tennessee Higher Education System Wednesday.

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Nashville VA Office to Hand Out Emergency Checks to Students on GI Bill

by / on October 1, 2009

Starting Friday, the Department of Veterans Affairs will hand out emergency checks to former service members held up in a backlog of funding requests under the new GI Bill.

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