Tennessee
Public Education
Teachers assaulted by students daily in Nashville public schools

Teachers and staff assaults in Nashville are so egregious that some teachers don’t bother to discipline students. Others are simply quitting. In the previous school year, nearly 350 student-to-staff assaults… Read More

February 16, 2024
Public Education
Report: Tennessee K-12 students recovered from learning loss faster than most

(The Center Square) – Tennessee saw some of the largest learning recovery from pandemic conditions, according to a study from the Harvard Center for Education Policy Research. The state saw… Read More

January 31, 2024
Public Education
Tennessee ESA pilot students received $9,800 this school year

(The Center Square) – Tennessee students in a pilot educational savings account program in three counties are receiving $9,800 – the average statewide funding per public school student – this… Read More

January 18, 2024
Legislation
Statewide ESAs, budget priorities in Tennessee legislative session

(The Center Square) – Tennessee’s 2024 legislative session will begin Tuesday with the Republican party looking to pass a budget, statewide K-12 education savings accounts, business tax cuts, enhanced school… Read More

January 9, 2024
Public Education
Report: 56% of Tennessee’s sales tax collection go to education

(The Center Square) – The state of Tennessee spent 43% of the state sales tax on education last fiscal year and 56 cents of every dollar of state and local… Read More

January 4, 2024
Public Education
Poll: Tennessee residents support statewide ESA proposal

(The Center Square) – More than 68% of Tennessee voters support statewide Education Savings Accounts, according to a new poll of Tennessee voters from Beacon Center. Read More

January 4, 2024
Public Education
Poll: Education, economy most important state topics for Tennessee voters

(The Center Square) – Tennessee voters say education and the economy should be the top priorities of state government, according to a recent Vanderbilt Poll. The poll surveyed 1,005 registered… Read More

December 26, 2023
Culture
Memphis’ Chimney Rock Elementary to host Satan Club

Chimney Rock Elementary School in Tennessee will soon host its first After School Satan Club (ASSC), sponsored by a Salem, Massachusetts satanic temple and humanist non-profit, drawing criticism from locals. Read More

December 14, 2023
Culture
Tennessee school superintendent gets political, targets school choice legislation on public school district’s social media channels 

A school district superintendent is being criticized for his opposition to school choice efforts in Tennessee, which he shared in a video posted to district social media.  Jarrett Skorup, the… Read More

December 7, 2023
Courts
Parents sue Tennessee school district for ending home instruction to their 7-year-old daughter with cancer

A Tennessee school district is facing a lawsuit for denying home instruction to a 7-year-old student with cancer. “Caroline S. is a seven-year-old second grader who enjoys gymnastics and softball,… Read More

December 4, 2023
Culture
Tennessee AG promises legal action if Biden admin finalizes transgender foster care rule

(The Daily Signal) – Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti says he “absolutely” will sue President Joe Biden’s administration if the Department of Health and Human Services finalizes a rule imposing… Read More

November 30, 2023
Legislation
Gov. Lee launches plan for 20K K-12 ESAs across Tennessee

(The Center Square) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee began his push for a statewide educational savings account plan that will include 20,000 ESAs in the first year and an unlimited… Read More

November 29, 2023
Public Education
Tennessee Department of Education details federal grants to committee

(The Center Square) – Tennessee’s Department of Education broke down how $1.3 billion in federal grants are spent, recorded and details related to those grants during the fourth day of… Read More

November 15, 2023
Public Education
U.S. Department of Education declines to meet with Tennessee committee

(The Center Square) – The third day of presentations for Tennessee’s committee to examine rejecting federal funding for its K-12 schools did not include a presentation from the U.S. Department… Read More

November 9, 2023
Legislation
Tennessee lawmaker preparing for statewide K-12 ESA bill

(The Center Square) – The Tennessee Legislature will hear a proposal to create a statewide educational savings program in the upcoming session, Rep. Mark White, R-Memphis, confirmed to The Center… Read More

November 7, 2023
Public Education
Tennessee committee on federal education funding begins Monday

(The Center Square) – A Tennessee committee is scheduled to begin its review on the state’s use of federal funding for K-12 education at 2 p.m. on Monday with presentations… Read More

November 6, 2023
Legislation
898 Tennessee students retained due to third-grade reading law

(The Center Square) – Tennessee ultimately retained 898 statewide due to its new third-grade reading retention law. Less than 40% of third-graders statewide scored high enough on the Tennessee Comprehensive… Read More

November 3, 2023
Public Education
New analysis considers impact of Tennessee rejecting federal K-12 education funding

(The Center Square) – No state has ever rejected federal funding for K-12 education, so when Tennessee looks at potentially doing that in a committee over the next few weeks… Read More

November 1, 2023
Courts
Tennessee AG sues HHS for ‘attempting to coerce states into pro-abortion policy with the funding denials’

(The Center Square) – Tennessee is suing the federal government over its denial of Title X family planning funding to the state. Instead, the U.S. Department of Health and Human… Read More

October 30, 2023
Public Education
Legislative committee taking deep look at costs as it considers rejecting federal education funding in Tennessee

(The Center Square) – As members of a committee sit down to analyze the impact of federal funding on Tennessee’s K-12 schools, they will be diving in depth into numbers… Read More

October 26, 2023