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Governor Haslam Delivers the Annual State of the State Address

Governor’s Budget Amendment Proposal Expected Next Week

The Haslam Administration will release its proposed budget amendment in the Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee on Tuesday at 8:30 am Central Time. The budget amendment will provide an opportunity to adjust the appropriations of the original proposal based on the State’s revenue trends. The presentation of the amendment proposal can be live-streamed here.


Legislation to Create Teacher Remediation Programs Calendared for Next Week

Legislation to create teacher remediation programs will be considered next week in the Senate Education Committee and the House Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee. SB1629/HB1629 by Sen. Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) and Rep. Eddie Smith (R-Knoxville) would require public higher education institutions to offer remedial coursework if the first-year graduate of a teacher preparation program scores … Continued

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Legislation to Allow Undocumented Students to Pay In-State Tuition

Legislation that would allow undocumented students who graduate from Tennessee high schools to pay in-state tuition at higher education institutions will be considered next week in the Senate Education Committee. This legislation, SB2263/HB2429, is sponsored by Sen. Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga) and Rep. Mark White (R-Memphis). It is supported by a number of entities, including the … Continued

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Legislation Limiting Local Choice on Dual Enrollment

Legislation that would impact UT’s ability to expand dual enrollment offerings to Tennessee high schools is calendared for the Senate Education Committee and House Education Instruction and Programs Subcommittee next week. The bill prohibits Local Education Agencies (LEAs) from going directly to a public university for any new dual enrollment course offerings.  The bill would … Continued

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