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December 21, 2017
Here are six big things that happened in Tennessee in 2017 that will resonate in 2018
From TNReady snafus to pre-K investments, Tennessee faced education challenges and opportunities in 2017 that are sure to make headlines again during the new year.
May 2, 2017
Before voucher legislation comes back in 2018, Tennessee lawmakers want a plan to determine whether vouchers work
Lawmakers who backed a proposal for a Memphis pilot program hope to clear up questions about what kind of tests students who accept vouchers should take.
Doing the math
April 25, 2017
As lawmakers scrutinize the price tag of school vouchers in Memphis, here’s a cost breakdown
The estimated price tag for Shelby County Schools is about $18 million a year, but the true cost could be far more — or less.
April 5, 2017
Tennessee voucher bill stalls as lawmakers strip TNReady testing requirement
After sailing through several legislative panels, a school voucher bill stalls in a House committee for a second straight week.
March 20, 2017
Tennessee lawmakers want to roll back A-F school grades before they’ve been given
Just a year after deciding that every school should get a single letter grade, Tennessee lawmakers are poised to take it back.
March 13, 2017
The voucher bill tailor-made for Memphis? Many Memphians are offended by it.
The strongest voices against Tennessee’s leading school voucher proposal are coming from the very community it’s supposed to help.
March 9, 2017
Here’s what you need to know about Tennessee’s latest voucher proposal
Here are answers to questions from some of our readers about a new proposal to pilot tuition vouchers in Memphis.
January 9, 2017
Here are four education issues to watch as Tennessee’s legislature kicks off
Tennessee lawmakers expect to revisit two perennial questions about school spending and vouchers during the 110th General Assembly, which starts this week.
July 6, 2016
Memphis lawmaker tapped to lead Southern education advisory panel
Sen. Reginald Tate of Memphis is tapped to lead the Legislative Advisory Council for the Southern Regional Education Board.
March 2, 2015
Debate over online school’s fate slated to begin
Tennessee lawmakers consider a bill that would allow a low-performing virtual school to operate through June of 2019 instead of closing this year.
February 24, 2015
Tensions rise during book presentation to legislators on standards, teachers
A book presentation critical of the U.S. education reform movement draws the ire of some lawmakers Tuesday in a joint meeting of House education committees.
January 20, 2015
Meet the lawmakers who will serve as gatekeepers of state education policy
Expecting a bevy of education bills and responding to an intense interest in legislation that could affect Tennessee public schools, House Speaker Beth Harwell is expanding oversight of education proposals at the committee level.
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