Governor Bill Haslam has signed a into law a bill that will delay testing associated with Common Core. His signature comes after lobbying hard against the legislation.
People who use public transit are less likely to be sedentary or obese than those who don't. One study found that transit users take, on average, 30 percent more steps a day.
Drexel Academy has been under heightened scrutiny from the Metro Schools central office since late last year for poor student achievement scores. Declining enrollment has also made the north Nashville school’s financial position unsustainable, according to a release from the district.
Mayor Dean's office released artist rendering's of the future downtown park, including LEED certification-designed amphitheater, garden paths, and "K9 Playground".
Tennessee’s Education Commissioner gave a talk at TedxNashville earlier this year on the topic of teachers. Kevin Huffman’s 20-minute speech could be boiled down to this one controversial line: to improve education “kids have to work harder, and adults have to work harder too.”
For more than a year, Governor Haslam has been talking to Washington about what a Tennessee Medicaid expansion would look like. Haslam has released few details about those discussions, and Nashville congressman Jim Cooper says it’s time for action.
Common Core has become political kryptonite in GOP primary campaigns for Congress. And two Tennessee legislators running for higher office helped vote in the new educational standards, but they have very different ways of defending it.