At judgment time, voucher supporters didn’t have the votes they needed to pass the controversial education bill through the Tennessee House of Representatives Thursday morning.
The justices of the Tennessee Supreme Court are reviewing a section of law that sets procedures for how school boards must handle the firing of tenured teachers.
Parents at Madonna Learning Center cheered when state lawmakers passed a voucher bill last session for children with special needs.
The House sponsor of a bill to create a school voucher system in Tennessee delayed a floor vote on the legislation after nearly two dozen amendments were proposed at the last minute.
The Tennessee House vote on a school voucher plan Monday is expected to be extremely close.
Eight charter school letters of intent were filed to Metro Nashville Public Schools on Monday, meaning the district could see that many apply to operate come April 1.
A school voucher is on its way for the first time to the Tennessee House floor after winning approval this morning in the Calendar and Rules Committee.
Gov. Bill Haslam announced the largest investment in K-12 education without a tax increase in Tennessee’s history during his sixth State of the State speech on Monday.
The State Collaborative on Reforming Education listed five priorities in Tennessee education in the Tuesday release of its annual report.
While Tennessee has reduced the percentage of its public college freshmen needing remedial help, large numbers of high school graduates still arrive inadequately prepared for college work, a report released Wednesday by the state comptroller’s office concludes.
The late Maxine Smith might appreciate the irony of the situation, but I doubt she’d have much patience for it.
Tennessee’s school voucher program moved out of the House finance committee Tuesday, setting up for the House floor to decide the legislation’s fate.
In preparation for the next step in Tennessee’s school voucher showdown, groups statewide called for legislators to oppose the bill being heard Tuesday in the full House budget committee.
State lawmakers have filed several bills demanding greater transparency on state-required tests.
A school voucher plan for Tennessee passed a key legislative hurdle Wednesday, but opponents said there’s still a fight to come.
A state lawmaker filed a bill Wednesday to quell statewide concerns about religious indoctrination in public schools.
As expected, state legislation has been filed to close Tennessee’s Achievement School District.