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Republicans face the tricky prospect of giving the state the authority to approve new charter schools — a move that would go against their mantra of local control in governing. Charter school opponents stand ready to point out any hint of hypocrisy.


House Speaker Emeritus Jimmy Naifeh has undergone a political change of heart from being, as one long-serving colleague put it, a most ‘vicious’ opponent in 1978 of collective bargaining to a zealous supporter of the system today.


Teacher’s union says it’ll study the governor’s education reform agenda unveiled this week, then offer responses and positions of its own soon.

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Press Release from the State of Tennessee, Feb. 10, 2011: NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Education want to ensure all educators have a supportive environment to help students achieve. The TELL Tennessee (Teaching, Empowering, Leading, and Learning) Survey is the first statewide opportunity for teachers and licensed staff in Tennessee […]

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Press Release from the State of Tennessee, Sept. 23, 2010: NASHVILLE–The Tennessee Department of Education has been awarded a $34.9 million grant by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Academic Improvement and Teacher Quality Programs. The Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant will support local efforts to improve student achievement by increasing teacher and principal […]