Where Is Tennessee’s Education Funding Going? [ Interview with Jason Edmonds from Beacon Center TN ]

A recent report from the Beacon Center of Tennessee reveals that only 53% of the state’s education funding makes it to classrooms. But where is the rest of the money going? In this interview with Jason Edmonds from the Beacon Center, that question is answered. In addition, Edmonds unveils data regarding how much money is actually being spent per-student and how that compares to what is reported by the Government. Edmonds also tackles the perplexing trend of the trajectory of enrolled students, classroom teachers, principals and vice principals. Don’t miss out on this eye-opening interview!

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Hamilton County Commissioners Debate Funding for Tyner Academy

Students From Tyner Academy Stood Before The Hamilton County Commission Last Week, Demanding A Response To Their Pleas For Much Needed Repairs And Renovations For Their School As The Debate Over Funding Continues.

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TennCon’s BIG 7 Weekend Digest!… August 27, 2021

1) Nearly 8,700 Criminals Arrested At Southern Border In Past 10 Months, Including Repeat Sex Offenders
2) TN GOP Critical Of Lee’s Handling Of Covid By Executive Order
3) Report Finds Only 53% Of State Funding For Education Used In Classroom
4) Parent Wins Victory For Rutherford County Middle School Students
5) Tennessee Music Venues Disagree On COVID Policies
6) Voting Legislation Heads To U.S. Senate, Would Expand Fed Control Over Election Rules
7) Death Toll From Tennessee Flood Rises As Biden Approves Disaster Relief

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Report Finds Only 53% Of State Funding For Education Used In Classrooms

The Amount Of Funding For Education In Tennessee Rises Each Year, But A Report Released On Wednesday Reveals That The Amount Of Taxpayer Money That Is Funneled To Classrooms Has Not.

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Tennessee Schools Receive Additional $830 Million from U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department Of Education Has Approved Tennessee’s Plan For American Rescue Plan Elementary And Secondary School Emergency Relief Money And Distributed The Remainder Of The Funds.

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Higher Ed Commission Tasked With Developing TN State Funding Plan

A Joint Legislative Committee Looking Into The State’s Historic Funding Of Tennessee State University Tabbed The Tennessee Higher Education Commission To Plot Out A Plan To Help The Institution Makeup For State Funding Issues Throughout The Years.

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$2M in Perkins Reserve Grant Awards To Be Shared With 38 School Districts

On Wednesday, June 9, The Tennessee Department Of Education Announced The Perkins Reserve Grant. The $2 Million Dollar Grant Will Be Spread Out Over 38 School Districts In The State To Support Technical And Career Education.

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Tennessee Invests $30M To Prepare Students For Work

The Tennessee Department Of Education Is Spending $30 Million In COVID-19 Relief To Help 21 School Districts Create New Paths To Employment For Students Through Its Innovative High School Models Program.

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Tennessee Unveils Plan To Spend $4.2B In Federal COVID-19 Education Relief

Tennessee Is Set To Receive Nearly $4.2 Billion In Taxpayer-supported Federal COVID-19 Relief To Help Schools, And The TN Department Of Education Announced Wednesday How That Money Will Be Spent.

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Governor Lee Announces Schools To Receive Civics Education Grants

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee And The Department Of Education Announced That 59 Schools In The State Will Be Receiving Governor’s Civics Seal Grants. These Funds Are Being Awarded In Order To Help Schools Implement Civics Education Programs To Prepare Students For Post-secondary Life.

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