Grading Scale Changes In Johnson City Schools To Begin In Third Grade

Earlier This Year, Tennessee Lawmakers Voted To Change The 7 Point Grading Scale Used Throughout The State’s High Schools And Establish The 10 Point Scale As Standard. To Comply With The New Law, The Johnson City Board Of Education Is Changing Their Grading System To Align With The 10 Point Scale But Are Going One Step Further By Applying It To All Students Beginning In The Third Grade, Not Just High School Students.

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Tennessee Governor, Lawmakers Celebrate “Improved” Test Scores – Almost Two Thirds Of Students Below Grade Level

As Governor Bill Lee, The Tennessee Department Of Education (TDOE) And Republican Lawmakers Pat Themselves On The Back For A Job Well Done, Results From The 2021-2022 TCAP Assessments Show That Almost Two Thirds Of Students Are Below Grade Level In Almost Every Category For Which The State Conducts Testing.

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Tax Breaks Total $280 Million Amid Sky-Rocketing Revenues

Considering The State’s Budget Hit $52.8 Billion For Fiscal 2022-23, Starting July 1, And Revenue For This Budget Year Continues To Soar Past Projections, Some Question Exists Whether The State Went Far Enough In Returning Money To Taxpayers.

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IRS Under Fire Over Wasted Billions Of Dollars And Millions In Backlogs

Lawmakers Continued To Raise Concerns About The Internal Revenue Service At A Congressional Hearing This Week As The Agency Deals With Billions In Misspent Dollars, Hefty Processing Backlogs, And Complaints Over Poor Customer Service.

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DHS Disinformation Board Paused After Blowback

President Joe Biden’s Department Of Homeland Security “Disinformation Governance Board” Has Been Put On Hold After Quickly Falling Into Controversy, According To Media Reports.

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Semantics Allows Youth In Juvenile Detention Facilities To Endure Solitary Confinement Despite New Law

Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally Helped Pass A Law Last Year To Close A Loophole That Allowed Juvenile Detention Facilities In The State To Keep Kids In Solitary Confinement But According To A New Report, Nothing Has Changed.

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Governor Lee Still Reviewing Truth-In-Sentencing Legislation

Gov. Bill Lee Would Not Say Monday Whether He Will Sign A New Truth-In-Sentencing Measure Into Law After His Administration Opposed The Bill, But He Believes “We Found A Way Forward” With The Bill’s Sponsors.

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Tennessee Legislature Wraps Up Tempestuous Session

The Legislature Adopted An Ethics Reform Bill On The Final Day Of The 112th Session, One Supposedly Designed To Shed More Light On So-Called Dark Money.

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2000 Mules, 535 Congressional Members, 1 Question

We All Knew Something Wasn’t Right, That Something Perplexing Had Happened. We Just Couldn’t Quite Put Our Finger On What It Was That Had Taken Place During The 2020 Election Cycle. Many Americans Knew Something Wasn’t Right When They Woke Up On Wednesday, November 4, 2020. They Went To Bed With A Probable Outcome And Woke Up The Next Morning To What Was Shaping Up To Be An “Election Day Miracle.”

Yet, We Were Told Voter Fraud Didn’t Exist; Average Americans Were Ridiculed And Shamed Right Out Of Even Talking About It. It’s Been Labeled 2020’s “Big Lie,” And You Were A Fool Or Resided In The Camp Of Fools If You Believed The “Big Lie,” Or Even Simply Had Questions. Lawmakers, Law Enforcement, Journalists And The Mainstream Media, Contrary To Their Job Descriptions, Weren’t Asking Any Questions Either.

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