Friday, May 02, 2014

TN Teachers Praise New Law on Licensure
Tennessee teachers feel they won a huge victory with a new law signed by the governor this week, rejecting a state department of education policy – a policy that would have student learning gains as the sole or overriding reason to revoke a teacher’s license. Jennifer Padilla, human resources director of Bristol Tennessee schools, said, “Teacher licensure shouldn’t be tied to one individual measure of performance but overall teacher performance.” Although adopted in August, the policy was so unpopular it was never implemented.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

  • Judge Allows Delay for Greeneville Man Charged in Two Baby Deaths
  • Kingsport Educators Named to Testing Committee by Education Secretary
  • Former Russell County Government Official to go on Trial For Corruption Charges
  • Police in Tazewell County Looking for Suspect Involved in Bar Brawl
  • Killing Black Buzzards Permitted in TN if Law Passes Assembly
  • Carter County Commissioner Wants Locality to Add Acres to Tweetsie Trail
  • Concern for Health of Fish Under TVA Plan to Keep Boone Lake Low
  • Wise County Food Bank Rebounding from Storm Devastation
  • Significant Progress Made after State of Emergency in Wise County
  • Congressman Griffith: Not Part of Political Coup Against Boehner
  • Man Shot Dead in Kitchen of Johnson City Home
  • Energy Company Influence Noted in Virginia's 2015 Legislative Session
  • Sex Assaults Way Up at UT



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