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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Bills For Tennessee Conservatives To Watch In The General Assembly

With The Tennessee General Assembly Back In Session In Nashville, Many Bills Have Been Unveiled That Will Be Discussed Over The Next Few Months. Following Are Some Of The Bills That Have Been Made Public That Conservatives In Tennessee May Want To Keep An Eye On.

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Tennessee To Incentivize Colleges For More STEM And Healthcare Graduates

Tennessee Is Looking At Providing Incentives For Community Colleges And Universities To Recruit And Graduate More Students For STEM And Healthcare Fields. Governor Bill Lee Asked The Commission To Adjust The Funding Formula To Meet Demand For Workers In These Fields Over The Next Ten Years.

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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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Senator Joey Hensley Faces Questioning About Alleged Unethical Prescriptions and Sex Scandal

State Investigators Testified That Hensley Wrote 47 Prescriptions For Opioids And Other Controlled Substances For His Second Cousin, With Whom He Was Having A Sexual Relationship, Between 2011 And 2018.

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School District Takeover Proposal Stalls – For Now – In Tennessee Legislature

A Tennessee Lawmaker Has Quietly Postponed A Bill That Details A Process For The State To Take Over School Districts Falling Short Of Their Academic Goals.

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Governor Lee Reintroduces Mental Health Trust Fund Proposal

Governor Bill Lee Presented A Renewed $250 Million Proposal On Monday That Would Provide Mental Health Services For K-12 Students In Tennessee. This Push Comes As Concern Over Mental Health Has Increased Throughout The COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Proposal Would Change Tennessee Law To Let For-Profit Companies Run Charter Schools

Tennessee Charter School Law, Which Currently Allows Only Nonprofit Organizations To Run The Independently Operated Public Schools, Would Open The Door To For-profit Companies Under A Bill Approved Wednesday By A Key Legislative Committee.

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