Education http://wmot.org en JUST ONE QUESTION: Education Tops Antioch Listener's Concerns http://wmot.org/post/just-one-question-education-tops-antioch-listeners-concerns <p>WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — The stakes are high tonight as President Barack Obama faces off against Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the second of three presidential campaign debates.</p><p>The meeting will take place on the campus of Hofstra University in New York. Undecided voters attending the debate will get a chance to ask the night’s questions.</p><p>WMOT is asking Tennesseans what one question they would ask the candidates if given the chance. Today we hear from Scott Smith. Smith lives in Antioch and works retail sales in Murfreesboro.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 18:26:12 +0000 AP/WMOT 16796 at http://wmot.org JUST ONE QUESTION: Education Tops Antioch Listener's Concerns Keeping Up with Students and Their Mobile Devices http://wmot.org/post/keeping-students-and-their-mobile-devices-0 <p></p><p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; More than 300 educators from across Tennessee arrived in the mid-state Monday to learn more about using mobile devices in the classroom.</p><p>The conference is being sponsored jointly by Middle Tennessee State University and the Tennessee Board of Regents. Educators from 18 Tennessee Universities and Colleges are providing input.</p><p>Tom Wallace, head of MTSU’s Information Technology Division , is the conference host.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:03:06 +0000 Mike Osborne 16761 at http://wmot.org Keeping Up with Students and Their Mobile Devices Improved Health Noted Among Tenn. Children http://wmot.org/post/improved-health-noted-among-tenn-children <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/WMOT) &mdash; A new study finds Tennessee&#39;s kids are the healthiest in the South.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 16:05:07 +0000 AP/WMOT 13672 at http://wmot.org TEA's Take on the 107th Tenn. General Assembly http://wmot.org/post/teas-take-107th-tenn-general-assembly <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; State legislators recently wrapped up the work of the&nbsp;107<sup>th</sup> Tennessee General Assembly and WMOT is asking newsmakers from across the political spectrum to share their impressions of the session.</p><p>Today we hear the views of Gera Summerford, president of the state&rsquo;s largest teacher&rsquo;s union, the Tennessee Education Association.</p><p>Summerford says that, compared to last year when the legislature enacted a number of measures the TEA opposed, this most recent session was far less confrontational.</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 14:52:32 +0000 Mike Osborne 10975 at http://wmot.org Academic Gains for Mid-State Schools http://wmot.org/post/academic-gains-mid-state-schools <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Six of the 18 Tennessee schools honored this week for academic gains are located here in the Mid-State. Two are located in Rutherford County.</p><p>Principal Barbara Sales of Murfreesboro&rsquo;s Hobgood Elementary and Principal Andra Helton of Rutherford County&rsquo;s Thurman Francis Elementary picked up &ldquo;Value-Added Achievement Awards&rdquo; for their schools on Monday.</p><p>The awards are based on data tracked by the Tennessee Department of Education and indicate schools that show significant improvement in test scores year-over-year.</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 16:45:58 +0000 Mike Osborne 10936 at http://wmot.org Academic Gains for Mid-State Schools