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 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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Legislation which would require each state higher education institution to list on its website the title, author, and publisher of all reading, video, and audio materials required for each course offered as part of an associate or baccalaureate degree program was rolled for one week in the House Education Instruction & Planning Subcommittee. This legislation, HB2230/SB2180 by … Continued

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The UT FOCUS Act, which would reconstitute and restructure the UT Board of Trustees, was heard this week in House Finance Ways, and Means Subcommittee and ultimately passed to the full House Finance, Ways, and Means Committee with minimal debate. The legislation was scheduled to be heard in the Senate Education Committee, but was rolled for one … Continued

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Consideration of the Haslam Administration’s “Complete to Compete” initiative, aimed at ensuring HOPE scholarship and Tennessee Promise recipients remain on track for timely graduation, was heard this week in the Senate Education Committee and was rolled for one week in the House Administration & Planning Committee. The initiative passed, with an amendment, in the Senate … Continued

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