Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The co-sponsor of a Senate proposal to create a school voucher program in Tennessee says lawmakers will try again to pass the measure in the next legislative session.

A proposal that would let parents move a child from a failing public school in Tennessee to a private school with funding from the state failed earlier this year for the third consecutive Tennessee General Assembly session.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam says he plans to make his nomination to fill a vacancy on the state Supreme Court by the end of the year.

The Governor's Council for Judicial Appointments last week narrowed the field of applicants to three finalists for the Republican governor to choose from. They are appeals judges Thomas "Skip" Frierson II of Morristown, Robert Montgomery Jr. of Kingsport and Roger Page of Medina.

Haslam, who appointed each of the finalists to their current positions, said background checks and interviews will last most of this month.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — There's less than a day left for high school seniors to apply for Tennessee promise, the governor's free tuition program.

The Tennessean ( reports workers at the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation will be available to help students with the application process on Monday until midnight.

Tennessee Promise Director Mike Krause said many seniors completed applications in school, but hundreds could apply online before the deadline. The second year of the scholarship program had drawn more than 54,000 students as of Friday.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee State Board of Education is seeking feedback on newly revised K-12 math and English language arts standards.

The Leaf-Chronicle reports ( ) the board launched a new website in late October to give the public its first opportunity to offer input on standards that were recently improved by state educators after previous public input.

In a statement, the state board says the standards will be available for online feedback through mid-November.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — HCA is donating $1 million to Tennessee State University for scholarships.

According to the school, the gift will come in intervals of $250,000 over four years and support students studying health sciences.

In announcing the gift on Friday, HCA Chairman and CEO R. Milton Johnson said, "We are proud to support our neighbor, TSU, and we have many graduates who have done an outstanding job for us."