TNReady test details show mixed results in Hamilton County schools

Published Oct. 20 2017

Hamilton County's elementary and middle school students are underperforming compared to students across the state, but gains have been made...

Tennessee sues Nashville schools for not turning over student contact information

Published Oct. 20 2017

The state of Tennessee sued Metro Nashville Public Schools on Wednesday for refusing to turn over the contact information for...

Latest TNReady test foul-up angers Tennessee legislators

Published Oct. 19 2017

Tennessee House Democrats today called for Education Commissioner Candice McQueen to impose a three-year moratorium before using the exams' results...

Boyd campaign responds to Black criticism: 'This is Tennessee. Not D.C.'

Published Oct. 19 2017

Republican Randy Boyd's campaign is hitting back at GOP gubernatorial primary rival Diane Black after her campaign labeled his plans...

Tennessee gubernatorial hopeful Boyd's plan to have Jeb Bush headline fundraiser spurs attack from rival

Published Oct. 18 2017

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Randy Boyd's plan to bring in former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to headline a major fundraiser is...

State Employees Association director urges higher education officials to 'opt out' of outsourcing services

Published Oct. 18 2017

The Tennessee State Employees Association is urging higher education leaders and heads of other state government entities to "opt out"...

Jones Lang LaSalle outsourcing bid is higher than UTC's current cost

Published Oct. 18 2017

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga would pay a quarter million dollars more than it does now on combined institutional...

Tennessee must address TNReady testing issues, House Speaker Beth Harwell says

Published Oct. 17 2017

In the wake of nearly 9,400 TNReady tests incorrectly scored, Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell is calling for a hearing...

Gov. Haslam announces 217 appointments to 93 boards and commissions

Published Oct. 17 2017

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday the appointments of 217 Tennesseans to 93 boards and commissions.

Blackburn actions on opioid bill under fire at home after '60 Minutes' report

Published Oct. 16 2017

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is coming under fire at home.

Democrat Bredesen confirms interest in Tennessee Senate race

Published Oct. 16 2017

Former Gov. Phil Bredesen, the last Democrat to win a statewide race in Tennessee, is considering a bid to succeed...

Three Hamilton County schools affected by TNReady testing errors

Published Oct. 16 2017

Three Hamilton County schools are among those impacted by TNReady scoring error.

UT faculty, union argue against outsourcing

Published Oct. 16 2017

Faculty at the University of Tennessee Knoxville and members of a statewide union on Monday expressed concern about hidden costs...

Fincher not in Senate race yet, but already drawing contrast to Blackburn

Published Oct. 15 2017

Stephen Fincher hasn't yet joined the Republican field running for the U.S. Senate in Tennessee, but that's not keeping him...

State Building Commission OKs planning for UTC's new Health Sciences Building

Published Oct. 15 2017

State officials have said the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga can start formal planning of what could become a $100...

Corker to work on getting Republicans, Democrats to agree on Iran nuclear deal fixes

Published Oct. 13 2017

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said Friday he will work with his Republican and Democratic colleagues to toughen the 2015 nuclear...

Eight grants totaling $1 million announced to support forests in Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama

Published Oct. 13 2017

Eight grants totaling $1 million have been announced to support forestland restoration projects and working forests in Tennessee, Kentucky and...

Parents of disabled students suing Georgia in federal court

Published Oct. 12 2017

Georgia schools have put thousands of children into a separate program and failed to give them an adequate education, parents...

Governor suspends Snellville, Ga., mayor from office

Published Oct. 12 2017

The mayor of an Atlanta suburb has been suspended from office by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.

Tennessee government offices prohibit taking photos of public records

Published Oct. 12 2017

Some Tennessee lawmakers and open records advocates argue it is a citizen's right to take cellphone photographs of public records,...

Blackburn celebrates 'first Senate conservative' victory after Twitter reverses course on video ban

Published Oct. 11 2017

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., today celebrated what she called "our first Senate conservative victory" after Twitter reversed course and...

Bob Corker aide: Steve Bannon's call for senator to resign 'ridiculous'

Published Oct. 11 2017

"Absolutely ridiculous."

Hamilton County Schools ACT scores show improvement

Published Oct. 11 2017

Hamilton County's public high school students posted slight gains in average ACT scores this year and are nipping at the...