NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam says state education officials were simply being cautious when they initially decided to delay the release of students' assessment scores.
The Department of Education had informed school superintendents that the delay in TCAP scores was needed because of a change in assessments. The scores are used in the calculation of final grades for students primarily in grades 3 through 8.
However, the department decided to release scores last Friday after experts signed off on the validity and accuracy of the results.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Newspaper ads opposing a proposed constitutional amendment to give state lawmakers more power over abortions in Tennessee are drawing criticism for their depiction of a man in a turban trampling on a woman.
The ads placed in newspapers around the state by a group called Tennesseans for Preservation of Personal Privacy urge votes against the ballot measure, calling it the "Tennessee Taliban Amendment."
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- WMOT is again this year asking news makers from across the political spectrum to comment on the just concluded 108th Tennessee General Assembly.
Today we hear from Craig Becker, President of the Tennessee Hospital Association. Becker says the year’s biggest legislative disappointment was the state’s failure to accept the federal expansion of Medicaid.
Becker says failing to accept the federal money is costing Tennessee billions of dollars a year, dollars that could have been spent on care for the state’s poorest residents.