5 Education Issues To Watch In The Tennessee General Assembly

Tennessee Lawmakers Return To The Capitol This Week With Another Major Focus On Students: How To Fund Public Education.

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Under Indictment, Kelsey Resigns Education Post, Claims Lead Witness Was Given Federal Immunity

Facing A Five-Count Federal Indictment, Sen. Brian Kelsey Resigned His Education Committee Chairmanship Wednesday, Proclaiming His Innocence While Saying The Federal Government’s Lead Witness Received Immunity.

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Senator Kelsey Indicted For Allegedly Violating Federal Campaign Finance Laws

Sen. Brian Kelsey Has Been Indicted For Allegedly Funneling More Than $90,000 From His State Account To His Failed 2016 Congressional Campaign, A Violation Of Federal Law.

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Right To Work Committee Announces Leadership In All TN Counties

The Yes On 1 Committee Has Announced Its Regional And Local Leadership Team, Naming A County Chairman In All 95 Tennessee Counties. Yes On 1 Will Advocate For Amendment 1 To Place Right-To-Work In The Tennessee Constitution, Which Will Appear On The Ballot On November 8, 2022. Right-To-Work Says That Tennesseans Cannot Be Forced To Join A Union And Pay Dues In Order To Get Or Keep Their Job.

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More TN Senators Sign On In Support Of Special Session

Spearheaded By Senator Janice Bowling, More TN Senators Are Adding Their Names To A Growing List Requesting A Special Session Of The General Assembly.

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Legislature Refuses To Back Down To School Systems That Defy Mask Opt-Out Order

Legislators Say They Will Take Action Against School Districts That Do Not Comply With Governor Lee’s Order That Allows Parents To Choose Whether Students Wear Masks Or Not. This Comes On The Heels Of School Districts In Memphis And Nashville Announcing That They Would Still Be Requiring Masks.

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TN Dept of Education Releases Critical Race Theory Guidelines

The TN Dept Of Education Released Guidance Regarding Teaching Critical Race Theory In Schools. Under The New Guidelines, Only Current TN Students, Parents, And Teachers Would Be Able To File Official Complaints About Prohibited Topics.

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Tennessee TCAP Participation Exceeded Expectations in 2020-21 School Year

The Tennessee Department Of Education Announced That Participation In The TN Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Exceeded Expectations During The 2020-21 School Year. The Annual Assessment Saw A Participation Rate Of 95% Across The State.

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Tennessee Continues Search for Statewide Turnaround Superintendent

The Tennessee Department Of Education Is Preparing Its Third Search To Find A Statewide Turnaround Superintendent. This Position Is The First Of Its Kind And Overlooks All The Turnaround Schools In The State.

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