Written by Curtis Johnson
Nashville, TN – Republicans in the House have spent a great deal of time this legislative session focusing on bills to assist veterans and currently serving military personnel in Tennessee. Building on legislation passed over the last several General Assemblies, the House hopes to continue finding ways to make life easier for military members and their families in the state.
One bill from this year, House Bill 8, will ensure high school students that train between their junior and senior year in the National Guard or go to advanced training after their senior year will still remain eligible for the state’s Tennessee Promise program.
Krause to Oversee Launch and Implementation of Tennessee Promise
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced that Mike Krause will join the Governor’s Office as executive director of the Drive to 55 and Tennessee Promise initiatives.
Krause will lead and manage the launch and implementation of Tennessee Promise and oversee all Drive to 55 efforts, including the statewide Seamless Alignment and Integrated Learning Support (SAILS) early math remediation program, online innovation initiatives, Degree Compass expansion, adult student analytics and research, veteran education efforts, and the development of post-secondary scorecards.
Boyd Played Key Roles in Developing Drive to 55, Tennessee Promise
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced the appointment of Randy Boyd of Knoxville to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC).
For the past year, Boyd has served as a full-time, unpaid special advisor to the governor for higher education, focusing on the “Drive to 55” initiative to bring the percentage of Tennesseans with college degrees or certifications to 55 percent by the year 2025.
Goal to have 55 percent of Tennesseans with certificates or degrees beyond high school by 2025
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today convened key stakeholders including members of the General Assembly and leaders from Tennessee’s four-year colleges and universities, community colleges, colleges of applied technology, chambers of commerce, the business community, and the state board of education to discuss the challenges Tennessee faces in building a strong workforce for today and in the future.
Robert Fisher of Clarksville Tennessee among those Appointed
Nashville, 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»
Corporate leader to spearhead effort in coordination with state leadership
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced that Randy Boyd will join his administration as special advisor to the governor for Higher Education to focus on affordability, access and quality of state programs.
Boyd will consult with a formal working group appointed by Haslam made up of the governor, executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), and president of the University of Tennessee. Although Boyd’s position will be full-time, he will be working for the state on a voluntary, unpaid basis. «Read the rest of this article»
Austin Peay State University tapped for Tennessee Higher Education Commission increase recommendation in state performance funding for 2013-14
Clarksville, TN – For the second year in a row, Austin Peay State University leads Tennessee’s four-year institutions in increasing the retention and graduation successes of its students, according to a report released today during the fall quarterly meeting of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
In its report, the THEC recommends that APSU receive a 12.9 percent increase in funding for 2013-14, based on the second year of the funding formula. «Read the rest of this article»
Improvement in Graduations best among Tennessee Universities
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University continues to move toward the 11,000-student mark. Figures for the Fall 2011 semester show a record enrollment of 10,873 students at APSU.
But APSU has more reason to celebrate. Not only is enrollment increasing, but APSU also is graduating more students than ever.
While growth in student enrollment is vital for any postsecondary institution, APSU, like other public institutions in Tennessee, is being assessed by retention and graduation performance. «Read the rest of this article»
Legislative Brief Examines Tennessee’s Report Card on the Effectiveness of Teacher Training Programs
Nashville, TN – Tennessee, one of the nation’s leaders in developing bold education reforms, is refining its methods for evaluating teacher preparation programs. Today, the Comptroller’s Offices of Research and Education Accountability released a legislative brief, A Review of Tennessee’s Report Card on the Effectiveness of Teacher Training Programs, which addresses those efforts.
The legislative brief reviews the Report Card on the Effectiveness of Teacher Training Programs (the report card), which is annually prepared by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) to evaluate teacher preparation programs in Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Daymar Institute in Clarksville, TN is hosting their 5th Bi-Annual “Hot Jobs in the City” Career Fair. This event is free and open to the public. Local residents are encouraged to bring 10-20 copies of their resume and be prepared to meet with up to 40 local employers, agencies and organizations. “This is an excellent opportunity to meet face to face with potential employers and learn about job opportunities, make networking contacts and possibly find your next career” says Daymar Director of Career Services, Mary Wauford. «Read the rest of this article»
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