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
Public Education
Report questions Tennessee public school’s spending of $3.5B in COVID-19 relief funds

(The Center Square) – A new report from Beacon Center of Tennessee shows that school districts throughout Tennessee received a total of nearly $3.5 billion sent directly to… Read More

August 24, 2022
Judicial panel rules that Tennessee education savings account program can move forward

(The Center Square) – A Tennessee trial court ruled Friday that Tennessee’s Education Scholarship Program can move forward. A three-judge panel heard arguments earlier in the day from… Read More

August 8, 2022
Tennessee launches education savings account program in Davidson, Shelby counties

(The Center Square) – Tennessee has launched its Educational Savings Account program, which applies to students in both Memphis and Nashville schools. The ESA program began with legislation passed in… Read More

July 22, 2022
Federal Judge blocks Biden transgender rules from taking effect

(The Sentinel) – In at least a temporary victory, a federal judge last week temporarily blocked a Biden administration rule forcing businesses and schools to allow transgender students and… Read More

July 20, 2022
Tennessee Supreme Court denies Nashville’s request to reconsider school voucher program

(The Center Square) – Tennessee’s Supreme Court will not reconsider its prior ruling on an educational savings plan in Nashville and Memphis. On June 1, Nashville had filed a request… Read More

June 14, 2022
Public Education
Tennessee’s Lee introduces executive order to appraise safety at public schools

(The Center Square) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee introduced an executive order on Monday to evaluate school safety throughout the state. The order comes less than two weeks after a… Read More

June 6, 2022
Lee signs bill to expand Tennessee HOPE scholarship by $85M

(The Center Square) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill on Wednesday that will expand the state’s HOPE scholarship program with an $85 million increase in… Read More

June 2, 2022
Tennessee’s Lee faces deadline to sign state budget, HOPE scholarship expansion bills

(The Center Square) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee will decide on whether or not to sign the state budget appropriations bill, a bill expanding the state’s HOPE scholarship program and… Read More

June 1, 2022
What’s next for Tennessee’s education savings account program?

(reimaginED) – A week after winning a key battle in a challenge to its 2019 education choice program, Tennessee officials remain unsure when the program will be able to get… Read More

May 27, 2022
Metro Nashville won’t allow charter middle schoolers to compete on MNPS sports teams

(The Center Square) – Charter school students in Nashville will no longer be able to participate in athletics at Metro Nashville Public Schools. The decision comes as Tennessee moves from… Read More

May 25, 2022
Public Education
Report: Local tax dollars fund majority of Tennessee K-12 school capital projects

(The Center Square) – During legislative budget negotiations earlier this year, Tennessee Senate Finance Committee Chairman Bo Watson, R-Hixson, was asked about the Legislature removing $200 million from Gov. Bill… Read More

May 24, 2022
Tennessee Supreme Court rules in favor of education savings account program

(The Center Square) – Tennessee’s Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that an education savings account program passed by the General Assembly in 2019 was constitutional. The program,… Read More

May 19, 2022
Public Education
Lee signs new Tennessee public school funding formula into law

(The Center Square) – A new funding formula for public education in Tennessee was signed into law by Gov. Bill Lee on Monday. Lee said, “it’s long overdue that we… Read More

May 3, 2022
Tennessee Legislature votes to expand education choice to students with dyslexia

(reimaginED) – About 36,000 more students in the Volunteer State could soon get access to education choice scholarships that will allow parents to customize their learning. The Tennessee General Assembly… Read More

April 28, 2022
Public Education
Tennessee’s public school funding overhaul passes key committees, headed to full House and Senate

(The Center Square) — A bill that would rework how Tennessee funds its public schools passed two key committees on Tuesday and will now head to the full House and… Read More

April 27, 2022
Public Education
Tennessee Senate modifies higher ed ‘divisive concepts’ bill, sends it back to House

(The Center Square) – The Tennessee Senate has approved a bill that would prevent public higher education students and employees from being required to conform to “divisive concepts” or be… Read More

March 22, 2022
Bill looks to divert money to Tennessee pre-K program, but lawmakers question effectiveness

(The Center Square) — A bill to redirect some of the taxes collected from sports betting in Tennessee to fund the state’s voluntary pre-K education program narrowly passed a Senate… Read More

March 4, 2022
Public Education
How money will flow through Tennessee’s proposed public school funding formula

(The Center Square) – Every Tennessee school district received a projection from the state this week showing how much funding the district would receive during the 2023-24 school year if… Read More

February 28, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
State-run pre-K programs may cause long-term harm, studies conclude

As political rhetoric heats up over government-funded pre-K programs, studies suggest that pushing academics too early on children can create unintended long-term consequences. While children from… Read More

February 15, 2022