A Republican lawmaker wants the legislature to cast a vote of “no confidence” on Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn. Paris Rep. Bruce Griffey, who is partly known for sponsoring unsuccessful anti-immigration measures, is the sponsor of the resolution (HR3).
Gov. Bill Lee and Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn are calling for the tests to be administered as usual but that the results not be used to judge the education system.
The Tennessee Department of Education released on Wednesday its school outbreak dashboard, a day after missing a deadline to make the data public on Tuesday. In a news release, Commissioner Penny Schwinn says the platform protects the health and privacy of students and school community members.
After weeks of pushback from parents, Tennessee will now make some data on school outbreaks public. The Tennessee Department of Education says it will soon launch a new dashboard with district-submitted data.
For the second time, Gov. Bill Lee has changed his position on whether the state should release information regarding cases of COVID-19 in schools. At a press conference Tuesday, Lee told reporters the state is erring on the side of privacy.
Gov. Bill Lee defended Thursday the state’s decision to award a no-bid, over-the-budget contract to an outside vendor for the implementation of school vouchers. The controversy comes after the Tennessee Department of Education awarded Florida-based ClassWallet a $1.2 million deal to manage the early rollout of the program and track expenses. Earlier this week, Republican […]
Tennessee lawmakers grilled the state Department of Education on Wednesday over a recently signed contract for the implementation of school vouchers. Republican lawmakers hinted that Gov. Bill Lee’s administration’s plans to roll out the program early could be in jeopardy.
New details about one of Gov. Bill Lee’s education initiatives are raising some eyebrows in the legislature. Lee recently announced his plan to create a $250 million K-12 mental health trust fund.
Some Tennessee lawmakers say they are concerned about employee turnover at the state’s Department of Education, wondering if it could have a long-term impact on the state agency.
Is it income or is it not? That’s the question many are asking about Tennessee’s new school voucher initiative after the state’s Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn provided conflicting statements last week.