NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee education officials trying to implement the federal government's new Common Core academic standards face opposition from a tea party-linked group that also objects to what it considers biased passages in some state-approved textbooks.
In September, the Senate Education Committee held hearings to discuss concerns about the standards designed to prepare students for college or jobs by the time they graduate from high school.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Flu activity in Tennessee is picking up in Tennessee, particularly among young and middle-age adults.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found the predominant strain this year is H1N1, the same strain responsible for the 2009 pandemic.
Nationally, more than 1,100 flu-associated hospitalizations have been confirmed since Oct. 1, but many hospitalizations can be prevented by vaccination. The CDC estimates that about 1,600 hospitalizations were prevented in Tennessee last year.
CHARLOTTE, Tenn. (AP) — A lawsuit filed over a death at New Life Lodge rehabilitation center has been settled.
The Tennessean reports terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
The lawsuit was filed in August 2011 and sought $32 million in compensatory and punitive damages in the death of 29-year-old Lindsey Poteet, who had a 17-month-old daughter when she died in September 2010.