State Board of Education passes minimum pay schedule for teachers

Tennessee House Democrats opposed measure, claiming it would cut pay for teachers More

Charter school authorizer bill passes House panel

House subcommittee approves measure on voice vote; companion bill awaits vote in Senate committee   More

Beth Harwell: 'The City Paper' interview

Speaker Harwell discusses the pressing issues of this session as well as her way of running the House More

School board again passes on legal fight with state over $3.4M

Chairwoman Cheryl Mayes said taking the issue to court wouldn’t be worth the time or money for Metro   More

Metro's Great Hearts denial motivates legislature to push vouchers plan

Harwell says if Metro is concerned about vouchers it should've been more conscientious in approving charter More

State: Teacher evaluators unable, unwilling to identify poor teachers

State credits phenomenon to “inability or unwillingness” to identify low-performing teachers on part of evaluators More

State overrides Metro rejection of proposed charter school

School leaders must address four concerns cited by review committee More
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State adopts curriculum for Bible study in high schools

Guidelines support an academic approach to teaching the text More
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