Haslam’s Invitation-Only Education Summit Aims To Moderate Tone For Legislative Session

Haslam’s Invitation-Only Education Summit Aims To Moderate Tone For Legislative Session
The 2013 Tennessee Teacher of the Year Wanda Lacy argued for more implementation Common Core standards on state test. Credit: Emily R. West.

Anti-Common Core protesters rallied outside of Governor Bill Haslam’s invitation-only summit on education Thursday. Inside, the governor attempted to quiet critics of the education standards and other recent reforms.

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Unclear If Common Core Will Be Discussed At Gov. Haslam’s Education Summit, But Protests Still Planned

Unclear If Common Core Will Be Discussed At Gov. Haslam’s Education Summit, But Protests Still Planned
After a Farmers Insurance luncheon Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Bill Haslam told WPLN there will be lots of topics discussed at his education summit Thursday. He gave no specifics. Credit: Emily R. West.

The governor's office would not provide any specific details of topics or potential speakers on the agenda for Gov. Bill Haslam's education summit this week.

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MTSU Enrollment Decline Causes Funding Cuts, Worries About Tennessee Promise

MTSU Enrollment Decline Causes Funding Cuts, Worries About Tennessee Promise
MTSU will be encouraging students to choose a major or focus area before they step foot on campus, although the school isn't eliminating the "undeclared" option yet. Credit: Emily R. West / WPLN

MTSU's decline in enrollment has professors worrying this is foresight into the future, and it has administrators cutting millions from the academic budget.

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