Tackle football leagues, hockey players and wrestlers still have to wait. But new guidelines from the governor’s Unified Command Group offer recommendations for athletes itching to work up a sweat with non-contact sports.
Listen / Suicide takes the lives of more than 1,000 college students nationwide each year, but Tennessee is lagging behind in campus prevention. A new law hopes to change that.
Listen / More students are completing their degrees at community colleges. That’s good news for the Tennessee Board of Regents, which met Thursday for its quarterly meeting. The TBR system, which includes the state’s 13 public community colleges, has long struggled to raise graduation rates.
Listen / The executive director of Tennessee’s Higher Education Commission, Mike Krause, says the agency will form a task force to see how local colleges and universities can meet employer demands. The move aligns with Gov. Bill Lee’s mission of creating more vocational education in the state. During Wednesday’s budget hearing, Krause said he’s fearful […]
Listen / Jim Bare never used to spend his Friday nights working on math. Now, he does it willingly — often with the rest of his family. In September, Jim, 65, signed up for his first semester of Volunteer State Community College under the Tennessee Reconnect program. His daughter also enrolled there. So did her […]
Listen / Tennessee has been praised for its free college initiatives for graduating high school seniors and adults. But, there’s one part of the population that’s being left out — inmates. Now state leaders are being called on to expand state scholarships for this group.
Listen / Tennessee has been praised for making community college more accessible by giving graduating high schoolers free tuition. But schools in the state have found the free college initiatives are not helping many of the lowest-income students, and some are trying to find ways to fill in the gaps.
Listen / University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro announced Monday that he’ll step down after seven years in charge, a move he’s been planning for a while but still comes sooner than some had anticipated.
Listen / Community colleges in Tennessee are likely to see an influx of adult students as they start classes in the coming days, thanks to the official rollout of the Tennessee Reconnect grant. Higher education officials say the number of adult learners at some colleges could increase by 50 or 60 percent.
Listen / Nashville’s Fisk University has been put on probation by its accreditors, the school said Friday. But officials defend the school’s finances, saying the decision by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges was largely based on data from 2014-2015 and that Fisk’s current budget is stronger.