President Barack Obama has been touting two Tennessee programs in the lead-up to his State of the Union address.
Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey says legislators — not committees of educators — should take the lead on replacing the controversial Common Core education standards.
We break down Insure Tennessee, Gov. Bill Haslam’s plan to help 200,000 low-income Tennesseans get health insurance.
The governor faces skepticism from his fellow Republicans for a plan that also has to pass muster with the Obama administration.
In President Obama’s third visit to Tennessee in the past year, he will be announcing a proposal that would make community college free for all Americans. “We also have make sure that everybody has the opportunity to constantly train themselves for better jobs, better wages, better benefits,” he said in a video Thursday night.
Gov. Bill Haslam says he understands why some state lawmakers are demanding more details about his plan to expand health coverage for the poor.
Tennessee’s top transportation official says lawmakers should consider state gas tax increase, even if the federal government does the same.
Tennessee teachers are starting 2015 curious to know if it will be a second year without a pay raise. So far, state officials haven’t made any more promises.
The governor’s Tennessee Promise program guarantees that students can go to community college for free. And calling it free is more than a monetary statement: It’s also wildly effective marketing.
More than 40 teachers, professors and administrators will spend the next year combing through Common Core education standards and suggesting changes. Governor Bill Haslam also announced Wednesday the state is posting the standards to a website in the coming weeks so parents can read them and offer their suggestions.