The state expects proficiency in math and English test scores to drop by more than half.
For the first time since leaving office early last year, former Gov. Bill Haslam is getting back on the spotlight: He’s launching a program meant to help low-income students learn from those in college.
Listen / Gov. Bill Haslam wraps up eight years in office at the end of this week. His tenure has been marked by some nationally recognized successes — like boosting college enrollment — and one big defeat: the failure of his Medicaid expansion plan, Insure Tennessee.
Listen / Gov. Bill Haslam announced Wednesday a new program to provide school districts with cheaper options for obtaining laptops and tablets. The project aims to make teachers more comfortable with the TNReady exams and to keep the testing program running after Haslam leaves office.
The scheduled execution of Billy Ray Irick Thursday night will be the first during the tenure of outgoing Governor Bill Haslam, who has decided not to intervene in the case.
Listen / Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says his administration has begun gathering information on a Nashville woman whose murder conviction has become a cause célèbre. But a decision on whether to grant her clemency is unlikely to come until well into next year.
Listen / Tennessee’s governor says there’s no reason the review process of the Gatlinburg wildfires should be anything but open and transparent. This comes after the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency lost the recordings of all calls from the night the fire started.
Tenn. Gov. Bill Haslam challenged Tennesseans to raise their standards in his second inaugural address.
The Tennessee governor lays out his plans for his second term. Read the speech or listen to it here:
Celebrations also include a ball and prayer breakfast.