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TN Ranks High in Number of Children Living in Poverty

An annual survey studying the condition of children says Tennessee ranks in the bottom half of all states for the number living in poverty. The Annie E. Casey Foundation released it’s kids count survey this week. The report says Tennessee … Continue reading

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Haslam Signs Bill Overhauling Special Education Funding

Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill that overhauls how severely disabled children are educated in Tennessee. The Individualized Education Act will turn over roughly $6,600 in education funds to parents to help their children. Supporters have hailed it as … Continue reading

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Report Recommends Expanding Voluntary Pre-K Program

A recent report from the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth says the state needs to invest more in early childhood education. The study released this week recommends expanding the state’s voluntary pre-K program to all at-risk Tennessee children. The … Continue reading

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Advocates Seek Multiple Routes to Ban Children from Working on Tobacco Farms

Public health advocates and lawmakers are working anew to bar children from working on tobacco farms. The campaign comes two years after the Obama administration backed off a rule that would have banned children from dangerous agriculture jobs — including … Continue reading

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Tennessee 4-H Looking for Campers

Tennessee 4-H camps Columbia, Crossville and Greeneville are looking for children to participate in this summer’s programs. According to the University of Tennessee Extension office, more than 4,000 children are expected to attend the three summer camps in 2014. Any … Continue reading

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Haslam’s to Host Easter Egg Roll

Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam are hosting their 4th annual Easter Egg Roll at the Tennessee Residence on Wednesday. About 115 children from local day care and Head Start centers are expected to attend the event scheduled … Continue reading

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UT Extension seeking children for 4-H summer camps

Tennessee 4-H camps Columbia, Crossville and Greeneville are looking for children to participate in this summer’s programs. According to the University of Tennessee Extension office, more than 4,000 children are expected to attend the three summer camps in 2014. Any … Continue reading

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