Senate, House Speakers Respond To Governor’s Refusal To Sign Truth-In-Sentencing

A Day After Gov. Bill Lee Declined To Sign Strict Truth-In-Sentencing Legislation, But Allowed It To Become Law Despite His Disagreement, The Bill’s Sponsors Fired Back.

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TN General Assembly Passes New Public School Funding Formula

A Bill That Will Change The Funding Mechanism For Tennessee’s Public Schools Passed The Legislature On The Final Day Of Session On Thursday.

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Governor’s School Funding Plan Not Likely To Avert State Lawsuit

Two Democratic Legislators Predicted Tuesday The Governor’s K-12 Funding Plan Won’t Persuade Metro Nashville Or Shelby County School Districts To Drop A Lawsuit Over Education Funding.

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Tennessee Representatives Pass Bill To Ban Obscene Materials From Schools

The Tennessee House Of Representatives Has Passed A Bill That Would Prohibit Schools From Allowing Students To Have Access To Materials That Are Considered “Obscene” Or “Harmful To Minors.”

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Republican Leaders Believe TN School Funding Formula Will Pass This Session

As Sen. Jon Lundberg Began Wednesday’s Senate Education Committee Meeting, He Joked The Committee Would Not Be Getting To All 121 Bills On The Calendar. That Included The First Thing On The Body’s Regular Calendar: The New Public School Funding Formula Dubbed The Tennessee Investment In Student Achievement (Tisa). Lundberg Did, However, Note That The Bill Will Be A Priority This Week.

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Charter Schools Bill Rises From Ashes In Effort To Open Doors

Legislation Designed To Shift “Under-Utilized” Public School Buildings To Charter Schools Looked Like It Was Dead This Week But Then Resurfaced The Same Day, Drawing A Rebuke From A Subcommittee Chairman.

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Legislative Discussion Begins On TN’s Proposed New School Funding Formula

The Process For Approving Tennessee’s New Public School Funding Formula Began This Week With A Subcommittee Meeting That Concluded Without A Vote On The Legislation That Contains The Proposed Formula Language.

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Expansion Of School Choice Program Bill Fails In House K-12 Subcommittee

A Bill That Would Further The Opportunity For Tennessee Parents To Exercise Choice In The Way Their Children Are Educated By Allowing Them To Use State Funds To Pay For Their Preferred Schooling Option Failed In The House K-12 Subcommittee On Tuesday.

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