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Tennessee School Voucher Bill Advancing in Legislature

Legislation that would give Tennessee parents the option to move a child from a failing public school to a private school is advancing in the Legislature. The school voucher proposal sponsored by Republican Sen. Todd Gardenhire of Chattanooga was approved … Continue reading

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Tennessee School Voucher Bill Advancing in House

A proposal to create a school voucher program in Tennessee is advancing in the House. The so-called “opportunity scholarship” legislation sponsored by Republican Rep. Bill Dunn of Knoxville passed an education subcommittee 7-1 on Tuesday. The companion bill is scheduled … Continue reading

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House Majority Leader Believes Tenn. Voucher Plan has a Shot

State House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick says he believes a proposal to create a school voucher program in Tennessee may pass this legislative session. The Chattanooga Republican spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday, a day after legislation that gives … Continue reading

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Tennessee School Voucher Bill Advancing in Senate

A proposal to create a school voucher program in Tennessee is advancing in the Senate. The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Brian Kelsey of Germantown passed the Senate Education Committee 5-1 Wednesday evening. The legislation that would give parents the … Continue reading

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Haslam says Lawmakers have a “Ways to go” on School Vouchers

Gov. Bill Haslam says lawmakers still have a “ways to go” in reaching a consensus on his school voucher legislation. But the Republican governor told reporters on Thursday after speaking at a higher education event organized by the Tennessee Business … Continue reading

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Haslam’s Voucher Bill Advancing in Senate

Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposal to create a school voucher program in Tennessee is advancing in the Senate. The measure was approved 8-1 in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday. The Republican governor originally sought to limit the vouchers to students … Continue reading

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UT President Urging Lawmakers to Leave “Sex Week” Alone

University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro is urging lawmakers not to pursue legislation that would penalize the school over its student-run Sex Week. In a letter this week to Senate Education Chairwoman Dolores Gresham and Senate Government Operations Chairman Mike … Continue reading

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