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Capitol View Commentary: Friday, December 6, 2013
A NEW MAYORAL NAME FOR 2015; ONE CANDIDATE OUT/ ANOTHER LOOKING FOR A REMATCH; NEW DELL DONE DEAL; TWIN TOWERS; MORE ACA FALLOUT; PASTOR IN CHIEF ON INSIDE POLITICS; IN MUCH BETTER VOICE Former deputy governor and Nashville health care executive Stuart Brunson is the newest name on the rumor circuit as a potential Nashville mayoral candidate in ... (more)
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Extra Credit: Tennessee's Student Achievement Gains - And Teacher Stresses
Tennessee's student achievement gains on this year's National Assessment of Educational Progress are so remarkable as to almost be amazing.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
The Raw Story
Nashville bar owner shoots country singer after argument over smoking
A Nashville bar owner claimed self defense over the weekend after fatally shooting country music singer Jerald Wayne Mills, 44, in connection with an argument over smoking.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Tennessee Should Take Medicaid Expansion Off The Table
Tennessee is one of the few remaining states where a decision to expand Medicaid still hangs in the balance.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
The Jackson Sun
Conder column: Despite Sun editorial, the disclosure sky not falling
For Chicken Little it was an acorn; for The Jackson Sun's editorial board it is the decision in Davidson v.
Medicaid expansion would push TN to financial brink
When discussing Medicaid expansion, our liberal friends tend to focus on the emotional side of the argument while completely ignoring the long-term fiscal ramifications that expansion would inevitably bring to Tennessee.
Reformers, politicians quick to tie TN test gains to new policies
At the high point of the choreographed celebration, Gov. Bill Haslam turned to a video that let kids count down to the big winner.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
The War on Teachers 2: Teachers Revolt
Two and a half years ago Metro Pulse ran a story, " The War on Teachers: How did Tennessee's educators become the new public enemy? ," which looked at legislation designed to reshape the teaching profession in Tennessee.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Ghosts of Un-Hillarys Past
Jason Linkins takes one last swing at TNR's "Elizabeth Warren 2016?" cover by reminding us of the time TNR profiled Russ Feingold as the Un-Hillary to Watch.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Memphis Commercial Appeal
TennCare, K-12 education will crowd out other state budget increases, Tennessee governor says
Gov. Bill Haslam began the months-long process of preparing his fourth state budget Tuesday, and said this one may be the toughest yet because revenues are declining and costs are rising.
Mon Nov 11, 2013
Gail Kerr: Education gains bode well for Huffman, Haslam
The best ticket to job security is success. That being the case, Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman -- once beleaguered and the subject of hostile opponents who wanted him gone -- is golden.
Political Notebook: Bredesen says Obamacare launch half-baked
Bredesen, a Democrat whose name was floated as a possible U.S. Health and Human Services secretary after Obama's 2008 election, told reporters Thursday that launching the law and its website required "150 percent effort" but it instead got "50 percent effort."
Sun Nov 10, 2013
TN ruling allows 'high government officials' to keep documents secret
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Transparency advocates are warning about the ramifications of a recent Tennessee appeals court ruling that "high government officials" can keep documents secret if they deem them part of their decision-making process.
Ruling upholds denial of deliberative records
Transparency advocates are warning about the ramifications of a recent Tennessee appeals court ruling that "high government officials" can keep documents secret if they deem them part of their decision-making process.
Fri Nov 08, 2013
Tenn. students ranked fastest improving
Gov. Bill Haslam announces the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress report during a Nov. 7, 2013, event at West Wilson Middle School in Mount Juliet, Tenn.
Is State Still Pedal to the Metal on Education Reform?
Since the high-profile release of the state's National Assessment of Educational Progress results yesterday, lawmakers are eager to debate how a school voucher program fits in the mix.
Thu Nov 07, 2013
Chrissy Haslam to speak on literacy at library Nov. 14
Members of Franklin's Noon Rotary Club received a strong nudge last week from Tennessee's First Lady Crissy Haslam when she asked them to try to step up their involvement in teaching youngsters to read.
The Daily News Journal
State students show largest academic growth in nation on 2013 assessment
The NAEP results also show that Tennessee had the largest growth of any state in a single testing cycle since NAEP started nationwide assessments a decade ago.