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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Lawmakers in the House Education Instruction & Programs Subcommittee heard testimonies from several individuals this week on a bill that would impact how higher education performance funding is awarded in Tennessee—tying part of the funding, the entire “quality assurance” portion—to outcomes from one specific academic area: Teacher Preparation Programs. A vote was ultimately deferred until … 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. A vote in the Senate Education Committee was also … Continued

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