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Tennessee governor pitches plan for grants, tax credits for broadband providers

By   /  January 30, 2017  /  News, Technology, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s broadband plan would emphasize grants and incentives for private providers, as well as allow electric cooperatives to build networks, over allowing taxpayer-supported municipal networks to expand.

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Changes ahead for Tennessee turnaround district

By   /  December 15, 2016  /  Education Blog, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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Changes are ahead for Tennessee’s Achievement School District as, prompted by a new federal law, the state changes the way low-performing schools are handled. Proposed changes would reduce the flexibility the ASD has in taking over schools, and local districts would have more time to turn schools around before a takeover. The number of schools eligible for […]

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Tennessee launches Polytechnic Academy to prepare students for workforce

By   /  December 14, 2016  /  Education Blog, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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Students in Hamilton County now have a new option in gaining career skills while still in high school, the Mechatronics Akademie.

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Country music gives back to Nashville schools

By   /  December 9, 2016  /  Education Blog, Tennessee  /  No Comments

The Country Music Association Foundation has given $1 million to support music education.

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PBS examines split over charter schools among African Americans

By   /  December 2, 2016  /  Education Blog, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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PBS Newshour took a look at divisions in the black community over school choice, visiting Freedom Preparatory Academy in Memphis and speaking with those on the front lines. Watch the report here.

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Memphis to change how it closes failing charters

By   /  November 17, 2016  /  Education Blog, Tennessee  /  No Comments

Shelby County schools have been criticized for closing charter schools in a matter of weeks earlier this year. Now Memphis school officials are working on guidelines for a more deliberative process that could take up to three years and would be based on clearly defined criteria. Read more here.

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