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Clarksville’s Norman Smith Elementary School Finalist for SCORE Prize

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School SystemMontgomery County, TN – The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) announced the 12 finalists for the third annual SCORE Prize, with local school Norman Smith Elementary among the group.

The prize recognizes the Tennessee elementary, middle, and high schools and school district that have most dramatically improved student achievement. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts named to Tennessee Advisory Committee of U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Clarksville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) has been appointed to the Tennessee Advisory Committee of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.

“It is an honor to be asked to serve as a member of the Tennessee Advisory Committee of the US Global Leadership Coalition,” said Rep. Pitts. “I plan to use my experience to serve my constituents and my beloved state of Tennessee along with other stellar members of the Committee including Senator Bill Frist and former Governor Phil Bredesen.”

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam makes appointments to Higher Education Boards

 

Robert Fisher of Clarksville Tennessee among those Appointed

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced the appointments of eight new members and five re-appointments to Tennessee’s higher education boards as well as the selection of the chair of Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) and vice chair of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR).

Robert Fisher, Pam Koban and Keith Wilson will serve on THEC. Brad Lampley, Bonnie Lynch, Sharon Pryse and Thaddeus Wilson will serve as new members of the University of Tennessee (UT) Board of Trustees. Deanna Wallace will join TBR as a new member. Cato Johnson was elected chair of THEC, and Emily Reynolds was elected vice-chair of TBR. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee is raising the bar on standards in our Public Schools

 

The Clarksville Montgomery County School System in partnership with the Montgomery County Education Foundation, Tennessee Score, Austin Peay State University, and the Clarksville-Montgomery County Home Builders Association held “Raising the Bar for Students in Tennessee” an event where community leaders and elected officials gathered to hear information about the state’s new standards and assessments and their impact on students.

Tennessee is raising the bar for student achievement with higher academic standards in the classroom. The higher standards will help us make sure students are ready for college or for a career when they graduate from high school. That means the students not only master the basics like reading and math, but also developing skills that colleges and employers value – like communications, problem solving and teamwork.

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School Board Members Meet with Governor

 

Tennessee GovernmentTennessee Governor Phil Bredesen met with Clarksville-Montgomery County School Board Chairman Jim Mann and Board Member Horace Murphy, Jr. today during a press conference about raising the bar in the state’s educational system.

Governor Phil Bredesen met with Jim Mann and Horace Murphy, Jr.

Governor Phil Bredesen met with Jim Mann and Horace Murphy, Jr.

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George W. Bush Comes to Nashville!

 

Nashville Peace and Justice Coallition

Protest George Bush’s visit to Nashville!

Dear NPJC (Nashville Peace and Justice Coalition) Community,

President George W. Bush is coming to Nashville as an appearance for GOP Senatorial candidate Bob Corker. This $2,100-per-person fundraiser at the Leows Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel will be held on August 30th. The honorary chairs for the event are Senate Majority leader Bill Frist, Sen. Lamar Alexander, and former Senators Howard Baker, Fred, Thompson, and Bill Brock. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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