Tennessee
Public Education
Tennessee House passes teacher pay raise, stops TEA dues collection

(The Center Square) – The Tennessee House approved a bill Wednesday to increase the base teacher salary to $50,000 in the state by the 2026-27 school year. The bill also… Read More

April 20, 2023
Legislation
Tennessee House passes bill to add Hamilton, Knox counties to ESA voucher pilot

(The Center Square) – A bill to add Hamilton and Knox counties to Tennessee’s education savings account program passed the Tennessee House on Wednesday and will now head back to… Read More

April 19, 2023
Legislation
Four states advance bills prohibiting union dues deductions

Four states have advanced Republican-sponsored bills prohibiting union dues deductions for certain public-sector employees. Here’s what those bills say and where they stand. Arkansas Arkansas lawmakers delivered Senate Bill 473 to… Read More

April 19, 2023
Public Education
States weigh legislation to ramp up school security following Nashville shooting

(Daily Caller) – Several states are considering legislation to increase security precautions in schools following a Nashville shooting which killed six. Oregon, Missouri and … Read More

April 4, 2023
Public Education
Tennessee governor proposes armed guard at every school in state after shooting

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee will propose funding an armed guard for every school in the state in the wake of the shooting at Covenant Christian. The funding would… Read More

April 3, 2023
Culture
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
Culture
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
Culture
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
Legislation
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
Culture
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
Legislation
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
Legislation
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
Legislation
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