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  • Annual MNPS chamber report card critical of school board

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Nashville Chamber of Commerce released its annual report on the state of metro schools this week and the report is critical of the school board penchant for airing its disagreements in public.

    The 2014 Education Report Card was compiled by a group of 23 community leaders who volunteered their time. The report praises the system for a marked improvement in student achievement scores in recent years. It also applauds the current strategic plan that runs through 2018.

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  • Bureau resumes investigation into high-profile death

     

     

     

    DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says it has resumed investigations in the five-county judicial district where the high-profile death of a 20-year-old nursing student Holly Bobo is being prosecuted.

    The TBI announced Wednesday it was suspending investigations there as the result of a disagreement with District Attorney General Matt Stowe.

    But last night, the agency issued a release saying it was resuming work in the district and that Stowe has requested a special prosecutor to handle the nursing student's case.

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  • Gov. Haslam proposes changes to the way Tenn. teachers evaluated

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Education will be a major focus of the next session of the Tennessee General Assembly, set to begin in mid-January, and Governor Haslam is trying to get out in front of that discussion.

    The Tennessee reports that in a meeting with teachers earlier this month, Haslam proposed several changes to the way teachers relate to the standards.

    Among those changes, Haslam wants to temporarily reduce the portion of a teacher’s evaluation tied to student test scores and he wants to more closely align assessment tests with the standards being taught.

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