7 dead, including transgender shooter, at Nashville Christian school

Three children and three adults died when a shooter opened fire Monday inside a Nashville-area Christian school. The shooter was also killed by police. The attack happened at… Read More

March 27, 2023
Tennessee Senate passes bill blocking abortion spending for local governments

(The Center Square) – A bill to prevent local governments from using taxpayer funds on abortions or travel out of state to get abortions passed the Tennessee Senate. Read More

March 14, 2023
Public Education
Bill would increase Tennessee teacher pay, stop payroll collection of union dues

(The Center Square) – A bill to both raise the minimum Tennessee teacher salary to $50,000 by 2026-27 and eliminate the option of districts collecting Tennessee Education Association dues from… Read More

March 13, 2023
Tennessee bill would prevent government spending on abortions

(The Center Square) – A bill to prevent local governments from spending taxpayer funds on abortions or travel out of state to get abortions passed a Tennessee Senate committee last… Read More

March 6, 2023
Tennessee Senate passes bill increasing those eligible for school choice program

(The Center Square) – Tennessee’s Senate approved a bill Monday night that would expand eligibility for the state’s educational savings account program to any student who attended a public school… Read More

February 28, 2023
Christian Schools
This week in Christian education (Feb. 20-24)

Christian leader talks school choice for Christian parents – Albert Mohler, a seminary president and prominent leader in the Southern Baptist Convention, discusses why the current push for school… Read More

February 24, 2023
Ban on gender reassignment for minors makes progress in Tennessee

A proposed ban on puberty blockers and other treatments for minors who suffer from gender confusion is making its way through a state legislative committee in Tennessee. The… Read More

February 13, 2023
Christian Schools
This week in Christian education (Feb. 6-10)

Sioux Center Christian School seventh-grader Ryer Roetman, eighth-grader Isaac De Jong, seventh-grader Case Tinklenberg, eighth-grader Adler Van Essen and eighth-grader Kaleb Obbink work on building and programming robotic… Read More

February 10, 2023
Bill to add Hamilton County to Tennessee ESA school voucher pilot advances

(The Center Square) – Hamilton County students might soon have access to educational savings accounts like students in Davidson and Shelby counties. Senate Bill 12 advanced through the… Read More

February 9, 2023
Tennessee turns table on feds, may reject federal education money

Tennessee, once among the most dependent states on federal dollars, may reject future federal help in education to clip the “strings attached.” House Speaker Cameron… Read More

February 8, 2023
Public Education
Audit: $13,700 bonus paid to Dickson County director of schools not approved by board

(The Center Square) – An audit of Dickson County schools found Director of Schools Danny Weeks received $13,700 in compensation as part of a federal grant that was not part… Read More

January 25, 2023
Christian Schools
This week in Christian education (Jan. 2-6)

Damar Hamlin (left) and David Adams. Photo courtesy of David Adams. Christian school prays with nation for injured alumnus and NFL player Damar Hamlin – Central Catholic High… Read More

January 6, 2023
Public Education
Audit finds Dyer County Schools gave unauthorized bonuses to administrators

(The Center Square) — An audit from the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office found that Dyer County Schools gave more than $60,000 in ineligible bonuses to administrators out of federal COVID-19 grant… Read More

January 4, 2023
Proposed legislation would expand Tennessee school ESA program

(The Center Square) — A school voucher pilot program that began this school year in Davidson and Shelby counties could be expanded if new proposed legislation becomes law. Sen. Todd… Read More

December 9, 2022
Christian Schools
PGA Pro makes gift to Nashville Christian School golf program

A Tennessee Christian school’s golf team received a huge gift last week from pro golfer Brandt Snedeker. Snedeker gave $30,000, and the Tennessee Golf Foundation added another $25,000,… Read More

November 21, 2022
Public Education
Tennessee’s Department of Education looking for $350M budget increase

(The Center Square) – A year after receiving $1 billion in additional funding for K-12 education, Tennessee’s Department of Education is asking for a $353.3 million increase in… Read More

November 17, 2022
Public Education
Local taxpayers without children in school can’t formally complain about instructional material, decides Tennessee school board

A Tennessee school board is barring local taxpayers from formally raising concerns over textbooks and materials in the classroom unless they have a child in the district. Williamson… Read More

November 3, 2022
Nearly 1,000 families applied, 350 accepted into Tennessee’s pilot educational savings account plan

(The Center Square) – Tennessee has seen nearly 1,000 families apply and more than 350 have been accepted into the state’s pilot educational savings account program. The… Read More

October 13, 2022
Kentucky lawmakers try to solve teacher shortage

(The Center Square) – Kentucky school districts looking to fill teacher shortages in the classroom may be able to look just across the state line for a solution, state lawmakers learned. Read More

September 22, 2022
Museum of Science and History to host ‘family friendly’ drag show for ‘all ages’ in Memphis

An upcoming event at a Memphis museum makes “Night at the Museum” seem tame despite its “family friendly” label.  On Sept. 23, Tennessee’s Museum of Science and… Read More

September 15, 2022