Topic: Joe Pitts
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Clarksville, TN – On behalf of the Montgomery County delegation to the Tennessee General Assembly, State Representative Joe Pitts (D-67) presented a proclamation honoring and congratulating the management and members of the Clarksville Country Club on the occasion of their 100th anniversary.
“The Clarksville Country Club has been an important part of our community for a century,” said Rep. Pitts. “This club has served as a place of joy and happiness for thousands of Clarksville families over the years, and I am grateful to the staff and members who have dedicated themselves to preserving this vital part of Clarksville’s heritage.”
Clarksville, TN – When Farm Credit Mid-America set out to invest in the next generation of American farmers, the Kentucky-based lender looked south to Austin Peay State University.
That’s because APSU is home to the fastest growing college department of agriculture in Tennessee, with student enrollment in that program increasing by 75 percent in the last five years.
Clarksville, TN – On Thursday, October 24th, 2013 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm the Academy for Academic Excellence will host its Annual Chili Supper and Silent Auction.
All proceeds will go to the Mercy E. Yrabedra Memorial Scholarship Fund to benefit special needs students. «Read the rest of this article»
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Launches Toolkit to Help Teachers and Other Public Servants Tackle Student Debt
One in Four American Workers May Be Eligible For Student Debt Forgiveness
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) launched a toolkit to empower school districts and other public service organizations to help their employees pay off student loan debt. The CFPB is asking these employers to make a pledge to inform their employees of their options.
Up to a quarter of the U.S. workforce is in public service and may be eligible for existing student loan debt forgiveness programs, according to a CFPB report also released today. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Department of Safety, Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs announce Veteran Designation on Driver Licenses, State IDs
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced that honorably discharged veterans may now visit any driver services center in the state to obtain a specially designated veteran driver license or photo identification card.
Legislation authorizing the state to publicly recognize veterans’ military service was passed in 2011.
New HISET™ and Revised GED® Start in 2014
Nashville, TN – Beginning January 2nd, 2014, out-of-school youth and adults who are pursuing a high-school equivalency credential will have another test option to improve their earnings potential.
Tennesseans will have a choice of taking either the new 2014 GED® test or an alternative high school equivalency test designed by Educational Testing Services called HiSET™.
Tennessee is one of several states that are adopting the new test due to changes in the GED Exam.
Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts named to Tennessee Advisory Committee of U.S. Global Leadership Coalition
Clarksville, 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.”
Nashville, TN – In the book, The Abilene Paradox, the author describes a family that makes a Sunday afternoon trip to Abilene when none of the members really want to go. They just go along because they assume everyone else wants to make the trip.
That describes exactly the paradox of the statewide virtual school juggernaut created by some in the Tennessee General Assembly in 2011. I say “some” because I did not support the measure. Those that voted for the bill probably assumed everyone or someone wanted to make the trip to trying what is now a failed experiment in creating a statewide virtual school. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – With the grant awarded to the STEM Academy at Kenwood High School and Middle College High School, the fall semester at Austin Peay State University kicks off with 170 CMCSS students who will be transitioning into college via dual enrollment.
More impressively, they are doing so without incurring any personal expense.
To honor these students, CMCSS is hosting a STEM Academy/ Middle College Dual-Enrollment Welcoming Convocation on Thursday, August 22nd at 1:00pm in the Ballroom of the Morgan University Center at APSU. «Read the rest of this article»
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