MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- An influential reform group has released its annual assessment of education in Tennessee.
The State Collaborative on Reforming Education, or SCORE, was founded by former Tennessee Senator Bill Frist and counts the education committee chairs in both chambers of the State Legislature among its leadership.
The report notes that SCORE believes Tennessee is at a “critical point in its work to improve student academic achievement.”
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (TNS/WMOT) -- Wednesday marks the 41st anniversary of the landmark Roe vs. Wade ruling on abortion. The decision gave women the right to make their own reproductive choices.
Tennessee may be on the verge of placing curbs on that right. This fall Tennesseans will get the chance to vote on a state constitutional amendment that would grant local lawmakers more power to regulate abortion.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal appeals court is set to hear Tennessee's appeal of a ruling that it violated the free speech rights of the Occupy Nashville movement by arresting protesters in 2011 on War Memorial Plaza.
The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled oral arguments for Jan. 31 in Cincinnati.
A federal judge ruled in June that the state violated the free speech rights of seven plaintiff's rights when they were arrested based on a hastily written rule that banned camping on the plaza.