Politics

12:16pm

Mon February 10, 2014
Politics

Haslam Free Education Proposal: "Devil is in the Details"

Governor Bill Haslam
Credit tn.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — This past Monday Governor Bill Haslam announced a major new education initiative during his annual State of the State presentation.

Haslam proposed offering a free community or technology college education to every graduating Tennessee senior who wants it, an initiative he’s calling the Tennessee Promise.

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10:18am

Mon February 10, 2014
Politics

Tennessee Teachers Push Back on Evaluation Process

Credit teateachers.org

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) —  Tennessee teachers say the state has gone too far in using student test scores to assess their performance since winning the $500 million Race to the Top federal education grant competition in 2010.

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11:54am

Thu February 6, 2014
Politics

A CLOSER LOOK: Gov. Haslam Touts Degree Compass

Credit apsu.edu

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A computer program modeled after software used by Netflix and Pandora to help customers make selections is also helping Tennessee students choose their college classes.

On Monday night, Governor Bill Haslam spent more than half of his State of the State speech talking about his goals for education. One of the initiatives the governor touted is the Degree Compass program developed by Austin Peay State University.

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10:46am

Wed February 5, 2014
Politics

A CLOSER LOOK: Gov. Haslam Promotes SAILS Math Initiative

Children taking remedial math using the SAILS program initiated by Chattanooga State Community College.
Credit Chattanooga State

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Governor Haslam is including additional money in this year’s budget proposal for a program designed to help high school students struggling in math.

Education took up more than half of the Governor's State of the State speech Monday night. One of the first initiatives he mentioned was a program pioneered by Chattanooga State Community College called Seamless Alignment and Integrated Learning Support, or SAILS.

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8:08pm

Tue February 4, 2014
Politics

Tenn. Bill to Ban Federal Health Care Law Delayed

Senator Mae Beavers
Credit tn.gov

 

 

NASHVILLE , Tenn. (AP) — Legislation that would ban new health insurance exchanges established under President Barack Obama's signature law has been delayed after a fiscal analysis projected the measure would cost the state more than $6 billion.

The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet was delayed until next week in the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee on Tuesday.

Beavers says she plans to talk with state officials to find out why the cost is so high.

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