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US Ed. Sec. speaks at Tenn. education conference

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NASHVILLE (AP) – U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Tuesday lauded Tennessee's educators for their extra effort in trying to help students be successful, and Gov. Bill Haslam said he will make it a priority to try to pay teachers more.

Duncan spoke at the Tennessee Educational Leadership Conference, which is being attended by more than 2,000

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 14:36

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Citing capacity concerns, KIPP, Freedom Prep pull out of ASD takeover process

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Two charter operators on Monday pulled out of the state’s efforts to take over some of its worst-performing schools next year.

KIPP Memphis officials said they would not take over South Side Middle School and Freedom Prep officials said they would not take over Florida-Kansas and A.B. Hill elementary schools next year, as the state-run Achievement S

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Hundreds of community members protest state takeover, charters

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Hundreds of fired-up teachers, parents, and community members at Raleigh Egypt High and American Way Middle schools shouted down state education and charter officials Monday night with chants and boos at two meetings intended to introduce charter school operators to the school communities they might absorb next year.

Members of the crowd at Raleigh

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 14:39

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Tennessee Promise deadline prompts appeal for students to sign up

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A group of state lawmakers representing area districts are headed to schools today (Oct. 27) to spread awareness about a unique educational opportunity with a looming deadline.

The deadline to apply for Tennessee Promise – a scholarship program designed to provide two years tuition-free education at a community college or technical school in T

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Last Updated on Monday, 27 October 2014 14:21

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What’s a ‘Healthy Church Fair’ and why does it keep happening?

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Before it unfolded at Breath of Life Christian Church last weekend, it had happened six times before in Greater Memphis since September, with plans to replicate it four more times by Nov. 8.

By name, they are known as Healthy Church Fairs. The sponsor – BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee – is determined to make them synonymous with service. All that

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Last Updated on Saturday, 25 October 2014 16:29

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