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Seven weeks before Tennesseans go to the polls to elect the state’s next governor, school board members say funding and getting online testing right are among their top concerns. School boards across West Tennessee gathered in Collierville on Monday evening with the Tennessee School Boards Association to discuss priorities for...
Phil Bredesen has opened 24 Tennessee Victory community organizing offices across the state to provide a way for people to pick up yard signs and sign up to volunteer for his campaign for the U.S. senate. Offices have been opened in Whitehaven, Midtown, Bartlett and Germantown, as well as six...
Bill Lee, the Republican candidate for governor of Tennessee, met in Memphis on Monday with Thomas Burrell, founder and president of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association (BFAA), and Bishop David A. Hall Sr., the group's ecumenical support advisor. The 45-minute meeting at BFAA’S corporate headquarters at 287 Madison Ave. provided...
Courting support for his U.S. Senate campaign, Phil Bredesen fielded an array of questions in mostly warm and friendly territory at his ‘Memphis Matters’ Ideas Forum at Rhodes College Thursday evening. The two-term governor received sporadic applause during a question and answer session moderated by Deidre Malone, chairman of the...
The pitch to Shelby County is for an "honest, open and civil conversation with other members of your community about the state of civic participation in Tennessee." The invitation is being extended by ThinkTennessee, with the gathering set for Thursday (Sept. 13) from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the...
David Williams II, the first black athletic director in Southeastern Conference (SEC) history, announced on Tuesday that he is leaving his position at Vanderbilt. Williams, who was also the first African-American vice chancellor in school history, took over the Commodores program in 2003 after three years as a faculty member...
Gubernatorial candidate and businessman Bill Lee promised to make West Tennessee a priority in his administration during a whistle stop at Republican Campaign Headquarters in Memphis Wednesday. Lee appeared before a packed room of enthusiastic supporters in a mall located on Germantown Road. He also faced the glare of lights...
Most schools in Shelby County Schools showed progress in all subjects except science, but students still outshined their peers across the state in science, earning them the state's highest rating in growth. About half of schools in the Memphis district saw a bump in English scores, also earning the district...
School leaders and now state lawmakers continue to pick sides in a growing debate over whether or not Tennessee should pause state testing for students. Eighteen state legislators sent the superintendents of Nashville and Memphis a letter on Tuesday supporting a request for an indefinite pause of the state’s...
Tennessee’s education chief is pushing back after leaders of the state’s two largest school districts asked for an indefinite break from standardized testing. “Pausing a state assessment would be both illegal and inconsistent with our values as a state,” Education Commissioner Candice McQueen wrote in an Aug. 13 letter...