MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Up to 150 Memphis City Schools teachers could be fired over performance issues.
The Commercial Appeal is reporting that teachers are starting to get notices of termination. According to their contract, teachers must be notified by June 15 if they’re not being retained for the following academic year.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority is reporting that reservoir levels in East Tennessee are already at mid-summer highs.
Officials on Thursday told the Bristol Herald Courier (http://bit.ly/Kf2PqQ ) that South Holston, Watauga and Boone lakes are at levels that are ready for recreational use this summer. That usually doesn't happen until June.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than $38 million in federal money is headed to dozens of Tennessee schools targeted to boost student performance.
A report in The Commercial Appeal of Memphis (http://bit.ly/IIj0cq) said the schools will use the money to make systemic changes, such as extending the school day and adding technology.
Gov. Bill Haslam announced the grant Thursday at a Nashville middle school where he also signed into law a new school accountability system required under Tennessee's waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn (AP) — Murfreesboro Police Officer Kristy Inglish has testified that the former Middle Tennessee State University student accused of killing her roommate during a fight never complained of any injury.
Shanterrica Madden has claimed self-defense, saying she was being beaten up when she stabbed Tina Stewart with a knife that she found on Stewart's bed.
The Daily News Journal reports Inglish drove Madden to the police station on the night of the stabbing, March 2, 2011.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys in the murder trial of a former Middle Tennessee State University freshman who stabbed to death her roommate presented very different pictures of the problems that lead to a deadly fight last year.
Lawyers gave those differing views during opening statements Wednesday in the murder trial of Shanterrica Madden. The 19-year-old is accused of stabbing her former roommate to death, MTSU basketball player Tina Stewart.
Madden, who is charged with first-degree murder, is claiming that she acted in self-defense.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee State University says an alumnus has donated $10 million to the school's Centennial fundraising campaign — the largest gift from an alumnus in the school's history.
The announcement of the gift by Nashville entrepreneur Woody Miller is part of MTSU's public launch of its $80 million Centennial Campaign. The campaign has been in a "quiet phase" since before the University observed its 100th anniversary last Sept. 11. Miller's gift has helped boost the campaign's early commitments to nearly $54 million.