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School Voucher
School Voucher "Like" Bill to become Law

The freshman governor navigated a bumpy legislative path to score his most prominent policy win yet with the voucher-like proposal.

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More Problems with School Testing in Rutherford County and Beyond
More Problems with School Testing in Rutherford County and Beyond

Evans stated, "We have ensured that these issues are not being caused by our systems, and we continue to work with the Tennessee Department of Education to address issues with its online testing platform."

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Rutherford County Schools earns coveted 'Exemplary' award for Tennessee
Rutherford County Schools earns coveted 'Exemplary' award for Tennessee

Rutherford County Schools has received the highest performance designation available, based on awards announced today by the Tennessee Department of Education.

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Tennessee Public School Students Set New Record with ACT Average Score of 20.1
Tennessee Public School Students Set New Record with ACT Average Score of 20.1

Students who graduated from Rutherford County Schools last year earned an eight-year high average score on the ACT assessment, according to information released today by the Tennessee Department of Education.

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Tennessee School Districts Show Improvement in Second Year of TNReady EOC Results
Tennessee School Districts Show Improvement in Second Year of TNReady EOC Results

64 School districts improved the percent of Black, Hispanic, and Native American students who scored on track or mastered and 57 districts had more students with disabilities scoring on track...

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Islam Information Dropping from Social Studies in Schools?
Islam Information Dropping from Social Studies in Schools?

School officials have dropped most of the Tennessee middle school social studies standards involving Islam as part of newly proposed standards.

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Tackling Dyslexia in Tennessee Schools
Tackling Dyslexia in Tennessee Schools

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen unveiled today a roster of education leaders and advocates to serve on the Dyslexia Advisory Council, a group designed to explore ways to screen students for characteristics of dyslexia and identify resources for teachers to support students with the characteristics of dyslexia.

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Cost for College Could Increase in Tennessee
Cost for College Could Increase in Tennessee

The chairman of the Senate labor committee said that the final "Overtime Rule" released Wednesday "will hurt Tennessee families paying for college, increasing annual tuition at one Tennessee independent college by an estimated $850 per student..."

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Blocking an intersection and failing to send child to school
Blocking an intersection and failing to send child to school

The female told officers she was in a hurry to get home. Police ran a drivers license check and quickly discovered that she had 7 prior "Driving on a Revoked" license charges. Wells also had two warrants for "Failure to cause child to attend school" and "theft."

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According to State: Tennessee Just Completed the Sale of $345-million in bonds
According to State: Tennessee Just Completed the Sale of $345-million in bonds

The Tennessee State School Bond Authority has just completed the sale of $345 million of higher education facilities bonds to finance the costs of projects for the state's higher education system.

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Should the TN Board of Education be Elected or Appointed?
Should the TN Board of Education be Elected or Appointed?

Legislation being debated at the General Assembly would have voters decide on some or all board members in regular elections. 

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State Says You Can Easily Compare Schools Online Now
The department reports that the new design of the 2013 Report Card offers users the ability to create personalized comparisons between state, school, and districts...
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Some Schools in Tennessee to Get Extra FRUITS and VEGGIES! $3.3 Million Worth!

We see students pick up a kiwi or blood orange with wonder,” said Sarah White, Tennessee’s director of school nutrition. 

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NEW TN SCHOOL REQUIREMENT FOR FIRST GRADE STUDENTS: Reason Abstractly and Quantitatively
Former public school teacher Dr. Cindy Jones who speaks out on both the negatives and positives of public education was recently on the air with Truman Jones on WGNS and she told listeners about some of the new requirements for students. Wait until you hear this...
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