schools http://wmot.org en Governor Signs Parent/School Invovlement Bill http://wmot.org/post/governor-signs-parentschool-invovlement-bill <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) &mdash; Governor Haslam has signed into law a bill legislators hope will boost parent-student-school involvement.</p><p>Under the proposal, parents would agree to -&nbsp;at a minimum -&nbsp;help with homework, sign report cards, attend school functions, and show up for parent-teacher conferences.</p><p>A second measure advancing in the Legislature proposes so-called parent report cards. That proposal is awaiting floor votes in both chambers.</p><p>Tennessee PTA President Karen Davis is opposed to both measures.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 16:26:34 +0000 Mike Osborne 9921 at http://wmot.org State PTA Pres. Disturbed by Parental Invovlement Bills http://wmot.org/post/state-pta-pres-disturbed-parental-invovlement-bills <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">NASHVILLE, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span> (AP) &mdash; Tennessee lawmakers appear determined to legislate parent involvement in the education of their children and that has the head of the state Parent Teacher Association fired up.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 11:51:29 +0000 Mike Osborne 9718 at http://wmot.org How Do Tennesseans Feel About Their Public Schools? http://wmot.org/post/how-do-tennesseans-feel-about-their-public-schools <p>WMOT News bringing you results from the latest MTSU Poll each day this week.</p><p>MTSU surveyed 640 Tennesseans by phone, taking their pulse on political, social and economic issues.</p><p>One of the poll&rsquo;s most interesting findings has to do with the way Tennesseans feel about their local schools and teachers.</p><p>Poll Director, Dr. Ken Blake, says state education&nbsp;concerns have been much in the news lately, so he wanted to probe resident&#39;s opinions on the subject.</p><p>Where school satisfaction is concerned, Blake says geography seems to be the deciding factor.</p> Thu, 27 Oct 2011 16:46:40 +0000 Mike Osborne 3193 at http://wmot.org