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

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Tuition Discounts and Waivers—The Reality

Sen. Mark Green (R-Clarksville) will be presenting legislation before the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday regarding another higher education tuition discount. Green’s legislation seeks to expand the current 25 percent discount for “children of full-time certified teachers…or full-time technology coordinators in any LEA in TN,” to include children of “anyone employed full-time by any LEA … Continued

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Higher Education Oversight Committee Talks Fees, Tuition, Accreditation

A special Senate Higher Education Oversight Subcommittee hearing occurred last Thursday regarding student fees, tuition, and accreditation.  The archived webcast of the hearing is available here.  UT and TBR leaders answered questions about student activity fee allocation before the hearing moved on to questions involving tuition and accreditation. The Associated Press covered the discussion of … Continued

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