Tuition Discounts and Waivers—The Reality

Sen. Mark Green (R-Clarksville) will be presenting legislation before the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday regarding another higher education tuition discount. Green’s legislation seeks to expand the current 25 percent discount for “children of full-time certified teachers…or full-time technology coordinators in any LEA in TN,” to include children of “anyone employed full-time by any LEA … Continued

Higher Education Funding

Governor Bill Haslam Holds Higher Education Budget Hearing

The Governor’s higher education budget hearing was held Friday, where leaders from the University of Tennessee System, Tennessee Higher Education Commission, and the Board of Regents delivered presentations and requests for FY 2014-2015. Each year, a central theme of discussion at this hearing is tuition—namely, what is needed for the next fiscal year in terms … Continued

Higher Education Funding

UT Martin Parsons Center Groundbreaking Set for July 22

MARTIN, Tenn. – A groundbreaking ceremony is set for 10 a.m., Monday, July 22, for the expansion that will house the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the UT Martin Parsons Center in Decatur County beginning in fall 2014. Governor Bill Haslam, UT Martin Chancellor Tom Rakes and other officials are scheduled to attend … Continued