NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether news media are entitled to records related to a rape case against four former Vanderbilt University football players.
The Court of Appeals in September ruled that records sought by a statewide media coalition should not be made public because they’re part of a continuing police investigation. The decision reversed a lower court that found that some records given to police should be made available.
Over the Top, ca. 1918, John William Overton Papers
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee State Library and Archives is holding a free workshop about World War I and the 60,000 Tennesseans who served in The Great War.
The session will focus on Tennessee war hero Alvin C. York who earned the Medal of Valor and numerous other commendations. Tennessee Tech University history professor Michael Birdwell will lead the workshop.
Birdwell says much of what people think they know about York is probably wrong, including the fact that he captured all those German soldiers single-handedly.
Tenn. Gov. Bill Haslam (L) and Tennessee Education Association President Barbara Gray.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A measure that adjusts the way Tennessee evaluates its teachers has been introduced in the State Legislature.
Governor Haslam proposed the bill, temporarily lowering how much of a teacher’s evaluation depends on student test scores. Currently, 35 percent of an educator's evaluation is composed of student achievement data.
Barbara Gray, President of the state’s largest teacher’s union applauds the proposal. She says the current student assessment, the Tennessee Value Added Assessment System (TVAAS), is deeply flawed.