NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Board of Education has changed its stance on rules effecting the licensing of teachers.
In August, the board voted for the policy brought by the state Education Department to use student growth measured through standardized test scores, or value-added data, to determine renewing teaching licenses.
The board voted at the time to delay implementation of the new rules until 2015.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bi-partisan support in the Senate is expected to overcome liberal as well as conservative criticism of a massive five-year farm bill that spends nearly $100 billion a year on food stamps and crop subsidies.
The chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Democrat Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, says she has no doubt senators will approve the measure.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (APWMOT) — President Barack Obama will visit McGavok High School this afternoon, two days after a student there fatally shot a classmate.
The shooting took place within an hour of the president's State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, in which he renewed calls to curb gun violence.
Police say 17-year-old Kaemon Robinson was playing with a pistol at at an apartment near the school. It discharged, striking 15-year-old Kevin Barbee in the face. An attorney for Robinson says the teenager didn’t know the gun was loaded.