Haslam: State prepared for federal funding cuts, but they won't be painless

Next state budget could face up to $85 million in cuts from the U.S. government More

State tries to convince rating agencies it can handle reduced federal funding

Officials say above-expected tax collections, increases in per capita income make state worthy of highest credit ratings More

Register to Metro Council: Higher teacher pay would send 'clear message'

Raising starting teacher salaries by about $5K has emerged as one focal point of Dean’s proposed $1.71B budget   More

Metro creates Web site for special education

New page replaces old one that drew complaints from many parents of students with disabilities More
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Not found: Disabled kids who can't speak English

Metro Schools cited for reporting implausible numbers of ELL students with special need More
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