Tennessee
Homeschools
Tennessee family switches to homeschooling after public school fails special-needs son

A Tennessee school district was failing a special-needs student, so his family decided to homeschool him instead. Seven-year-old William Rose has autism, ADHD, anxiety and depression, but the lack of… Read More

June 12, 2024
Courts
Kentucky, Tennessee argue against Title IX rule changes

(The Center Square) – Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti and Kentucky Attorney General Russell Coleman argued for an injunction against the Biden administration’s Title IX overhaul in Kentucky federal court. Read More

June 11, 2024
Courts
‘You need to make your products safe for kids,’ Tennessee AG demands of social media giants

(The Daily Signal) – Instagram’s parent company, Meta, knew the harm the platform was inflicting on minors and did nothing to mitigate it, according to a lawsuit filed against the … Read More

June 6, 2024
Legislation
Tennessee bans transporting minors for abortion

(The Center Square) – A new misdemeanor of trafficking a minor for abortion will begin July 1 in Tennessee. Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill Tuesday to … Read More

May 29, 2024
Legislation
Tennessee bill to block transporting minor for abortion headed to governor’s desk

(The Center Square) – A Tennessee bill making it a misdemeanor punishable by just less than a year of imprisonment for assisting in bringing a minor across state lines for… Read More

April 30, 2024
Legislation
Concealed carry now allowed for approved Tennessee school staff

(The Center Square) – Tennessee school staff are now eligible to concealed carry firearms at school if they have met the criteria and gained proper approval. The law went into… Read More

April 29, 2024
Public Education
Tennessee’s 2022-23 report card reveals mediocre outcomes

The Tennessee Department of Education has released its 2022-23 report card, detailing the mediocre outcomes of public education. “The updated State Report Card shares powerful data about Tennessee’s public schools… Read More

April 1, 2024
Legislation
Tennessee bill would allow schools to dispense whole milk

(The Center Square) – The Tennessee Senate is expected to take on legislation allowing public schools to serve whole milk again in Tennessee. The U.S. House passed a similar measure… Read More

March 11, 2024
Legislation
Tennessee House passes bill to restrict what flags can be displayed in public schools

The Tennessee House passed a bill on Monday that would ban LGBTQ and many other flags from public school classrooms, sending the measure to the Senate. Read More

February 29, 2024
Legislation
Tennessee Legislature to begin ESA bill committee discussions

(The Center Square) – Several versions of Tennessee’s universal education savings account bill will be heard in committee for the first time this week. House Bill… Read More

February 28, 2024
Legislation
Rural Tennesseans support Gov. Lee’s universal school choice plan, poll finds

A new survey reveals rural Tennessee voters strongly support Gov. Bill Lee and his plan for universal school choice. The poll surveyed nearly 1,600 Tennessee voters… Read More

February 28, 2024
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