All of Memphis charter school’s graduating class heads to college

By   /  February 5, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Tennessee  /  No Comments

Since 2012, every graduate of Soulsville Charter School in Memphis has headed to a four-year college or university. Of these 207 graduates, more than $30 million in scholarships and grants have been awarded, WMC Action News 5 reports. “Some students will choose four year, others will choose two year, some may choose trade school, and some […]

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The battle over vouchers in Tennessee

By   /  February 5, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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As legislation to allow school vouchers moves forward in the Tennessee legislature, opponents are gearing up to defend the status quo. A House budget subcommittee narrowly approved a voucher bill Jan. 20, a move heralded by Justin Owen, CEO of the Beacon Center of Tennessee, as “a big step in the right direction for this school choice […]

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Are school vouchers coming to Tennessee?

By   /  January 26, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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While school choice is being celebrated around the country for National School Choice week, Tennessee is moving forward on offering vouchers to students. A measure sponsored by Bill Dunn (R-Knoxville) is in the hands of the House Finance Committee, the Tennessean reports. With Republicans outnumbering Democrats on that panel by more than two to one, […]

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Inconceivable! State senator touts ‘free market’ government Internet

By   /  January 22, 2016  /  News, Technology, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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As Inigo Montoya said in “The Princess Bride,” “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

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Lawmaker says he was misled in battle against private Internet providers

By   /  January 22, 2016  /  News, Technology, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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“AT&T has already invested $1 million in Tennessee on wire and wireless services,” Green said. “Why should the government spend millions to stick a fiber in the ground when in the future most of these things will connect wirelessly anyway?”

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Lack of rural broadband access is how many zeroes worth of problem?

By   /  January 8, 2016  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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The commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development wants residents to share with the agency if high-speed Internet is available to them.

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