The “Tuition Transparency and Accountability Act,” HB1684/SB1665 by Rep. Eddie Smith (R-Knoxville) and Sen. Steve Dickerson (R-Nashville), was heard this week in the House Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee. A vote was ultimately deferred until next week. As amended, the legislation would require all state universities to provide students, in their admission letter, a four-year, … Continued

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Lawmakers heard initial debate 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. HB1481 by Rep. Bill Dunn (R-Knoxville) would tie quality assurance funding for public institutions of higher … Continued

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  Legislation that would initiate a process for efficiency audits to be performed for public higher education institutions will be heard this week in the House Education Administration & Planning Committee. This legislation, HB0738 by Rep. Martin Daniel (R-Knoxville), would also create a new Joint Higher Education Efficiency Audit Committee, composed of three members of … 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, has rolled for a series of weeks but is expected to be heard next week by the Senate Education Committee and House Education Administration & Planning Committee. The initiative would … Continued

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