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Opinion: How public television can help salvage Tennessee children's school year amid coronavirus
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Apr 2, 6:26 AM: As schools have shut down across the country because of the COVID-19 pandemic, PBS and its member stations are offering more fundamental tools to link children to their teachers, lesson plans and their friends – at least >
Despite coronavirus' impact on schools, Gov. Lee's controversial voucher program set for fall start
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Mar 20, 6:28 AM: School districts throughout Tennessee have closed. Lawmakers are set to halt mandatory education tests for the year. Plans for a K-12 mental health trust fund have been abandoned for now. And Gov. Bill Lee's originally >
Judge pledges to move swiftly on education voucher lawsuit
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Mar 9, 7:23 AM: A Nashville judge promised Friday to move expeditiously in the widening court battle over Tennessee’s new education savings account law as the state works to launch the program for the upcoming school year. >
Pro-voucher group launches online school search for Memphis, Nashville
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Mar 4, 7:09 AM: An influential pro-voucher group has launched a website to help families navigate school options ahead of open enrollment this spring to participate in Tennessee’s education savings account program.
ACLU and education rights advocates file lawsuit against Gov. Bill Lee's ESA program
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Mar 3, 6:27 AM: Eleven Nashville and Memphis parents are suing Tennessee for its controversial Education Savings Account program, marking the second lawsuit filed contending the program is unconstitutional.
In attack on lawmakers, commission appointee posted where their kids went to school.
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Feb 26, 7:22 AM: In the post in question, Pierce, a former Metro Nashville school board member, discussed the children of Nashville Democratic Reps. Bo Mitchell and Mike Stewart and listed where they attended school. Mitchell and Stewart, >
Some local parents and private schools defend Tennessee’s controversial school voucher program
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Feb 26, 6:19 AM: The lawsuit filed by Nashville and Shelby County governments claim the voucher program is unconstitutional and they want to block the program from starting this August. The new motion from the Memphis parents and schools >
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Feb 26, 6:19 AM: The lawsuit filed by Nashville and Shelby County governments claim the voucher program is unconstitutional and they want to block the program from starting this August. The new motion from the Memphis parents and schools >
Parents blame Tennessee education department upheaval for voucher problems
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Feb 24, 7:46 AM: The resignations of the IEA director and her two staff members, a lag in replacing them, a failure by the state to answer pleas for more resources, and the challenges of overseeing a complicated program have all >
Opinion: I sacrifice so my children have great education. Other Memphians aren't so lucky
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Feb 20, 8:12 AM: As a working, single mother of three, I pay a premium in rent to gain access to an educational opportunity for my son. Running the numbers, the increase to my housing costs is a slight savings over the tuition for our >
Gov. Lee defends voucher program
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Feb 14, 7:00 AM: Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Thursday defended the rollout of his much-debated school voucher program and downplayed recent anger from lawmakers upset with how the state has prepared to give parents tax dollars to pay for >
GOP chairman regrets voting for voucher bill, says program won't be implemented in 2020
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Feb 13, 7:28 AM: Implementation of Gov. Bill Lee's school voucher program may face a hurdle from Republicans after the Tennessee Department of Education fielded critical questions on Wednesday from lawmakers about a new contract, leading >
5-year low: Only 4 charter schools apply to open in Memphis
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Feb 11, 8:04 AM: Four charter schools are seeking to open in Memphis in 2021 – a five-year low and fewer than half of the schools that applied last year.
Nashville Democrat wants comptroller to look into Education Savings Account program contract
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Feb 11, 7:18 AM: A Nashville Democrat wants the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury to look into whether there were any violations related to an education department contract that will help administer the state's Education Savings >
MNPS receives five applications for new charter schools, three from KIPP Nashville
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Feb 10, 8:55 AM: Three charter school networks have applied to open a total of five new schools in Metro Nashville Public Schools, including three applications from KIPP Nashville.
The future of Tennessee’s school voucher law is now up to the courts, say Otis Sanford
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Feb 10, 7:49 AM: You knew it was bound to happen – and it has: a legal fight over school vouchers, one of the most controversial pieces of legislation in recent Tennessee history. It seems as if everyone is involved – local governments and >
Nashville, Shelby County sue state over education savings accounts, call voucher law unconstitutional
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Feb 7, 7:39 AM: Nashville and Memphis are taking on state government, saying in a new lawsuit that Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's Education Savings Account program is unconstitutional.
School choice creates educational opportunities for Nashville families | Opinion
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Jan 30, 7:56 AM: New programs and developments will allow even more parents to place their children in the schools they believe are best for them.
Tennessee school voucher program rules approved, but opposition remains in statehouse
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Jan 29, 6:07 AM: A Tennessee legislative committee gave the green light to rules that will govern the state's Education Savings Account program even as some lawmakers hope to end the initiative before it begins.
Tennessee legislative panel OKs school voucher rules amid claims the 2019 law was passed via dirty tricks, bribes, threats
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Jan 28, 6:58 AM: A Tennessee legislative panel on Monday approved rules for the state's controversial school voucher-like program following a fierce debate in which one Republican critic charged proponents last year deployed "every dirty >

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