Fight for charter authorizer went down to the wire

Speaker Beth Harwell expended significant energy and time to get state charter board approved More

State Ed. commissioner refuses meeting with MNPS over charter authorizer bill

MNPS chair sends letter to Huffman asking to meet Monday about proposed statewide charter panel More

Charter authorizer in the works, but state board of education opposes new panel

The issue is expected to take off on Capitol Hill as soon as education officials and lawmakers tidy up details on how to outsource the local school boards’ responsibility to vet and approve charter schools to an outside agency. More

Seldom used parent-trigger law could get stronger in legislature

State law allows parents or teachers to boot management of their school and replace it with another More

Task force lays out options for school voucher plans

Last fall Haslam charged 9-member panel with proposing ideal program for student vouchers More

Task force members can't agree on specifics of voucher program

A key point of contention on the nine-member board was which students would be eligible for vouchers More

Haslam: State takes no pleasure in keeping funds from Metro over Great Hearts

Great Hearts dispute has turned partisan inside General Assembly, with Republicans defending move to withhold funds More

State docks Metro Schools more than $3 million for rejecting Great Hearts

State Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman said the state had "no choice but to take this action" More

Emails reveal how state officials plotted ways around Metro on Great Hearts' decision

In Great Hearts case, education commissioner wasn’t mere observer but contemplated how group should appeal to state More

ACT scores for Tennessee grads improve slightly, still at bottom

Of all Tennessee 2012 graduates, only 16 percent met all four ACT college readiness benchmarks   More
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