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


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

Lottery Legislation

The UT FOCUS Act, which would reconstitute and restructure the UT Board of Trustees was heard this week in the House Education Administration & Planning Committee. The Haslam Administration has proposed the measure in an effort to help the UT Board of Trustees operate more efficiently. The University of Tennessee supports the legislation, which is based on … Continued