NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) Gov. Bill Haslam is laying out a process for a public review of the state's K-12 academic standards in English and math.
Academic standards are typically reviewed in Tennessee every six years. But the recently implemented Common Core state education standards have proven controversial and the governor says he believes it's time to take a fresh look.
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee (L) and Governor Bill Haslam attend the dedication of the university's new science building Wed., Oct. 15, 2014.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Gov. Bill Haslam presided Wednesday over the opening of a new $147 million science building at Middle Tennessee State University.
The 257,000-square-foot facility includes 37 class laboratories, 13 research labs and about 1,500 student stations.
During remarks at the dedication ceremony, Haslam said that, "Graduates with STEM degrees are important to our state’s ability to thrive, and the additional space to train these students — provided by this building — will help us compete in today’s global economy.”
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP/)WMOT — Soldiers from Ft. Campbell are preparing for their upcoming deployment to Africa with a color casing ceremony Tuesday.
Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division are deploying to the West African nation of Liberia as part of the U.S. military's mission aimed at building Ebola care centers and training hundreds of health care workers.
During a recent press conference, President Obama called the virus a threat to national security.