Lawmakers Return for the 111th General Assembly, Committees Appointed
Lawmakers convened on Capitol Hill this week for the start 111th General Assembly.
Legislation to Create Teacher Remediation Programs Calendared for Next Week
Legislation to create teacher remediation programs will be considered next week.
Senate Education Committee Passes Concerning Tuition Freeze Bill
The Senate Education Committee on Wednesday unanimously voted to advance a bill that would freeze tuition at state colleges and universities until the 2018-19 school year. After that point, the bill requires a unanimous vote by a university’s Board to raise tuition more than 2 percent over the most recent Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase. … Continued
Senate Education Committee Hears Proposed UT Budget
The Senate Education Committee convened yesterday for a round of budget hearings that included the proposed FY15 budget for the University of Tennessee System. Ultimately, members voted unanimously to “move the budget,” sending it on to the Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee. UT President Joe DiPietro began his budget testimony with an appreciation to … Continued