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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Department of Education announce $5 Million in Charter School Support Grants

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Education announced $5 million in grants to be distributed to charter schools across the state, with a focus on supporting charter schools that demonstrate sustained and significant academic growth. 

This charter school support grant is funded through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER). 

Grants Support Family Choice and Charter Schools Demonstrating Academic Growth

\ Grants Support Family Choice and Charter Schools Demonstrating Academic Growth

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Delivers State of the State Address

 

Tennessee State Government

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Monday night, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee delivered his first State of the State address and presented budget priorities to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House Chamber.

Governor Lee proposed a strong, conservative budget with a record-breaking deposit to the Rainy Day Fund that will lift the state savings account to a historic high $1.1 billion.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee presents conservative budget, highlights public safety and education efforts.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee presents conservative budget, highlights public safety and education efforts.

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Tennessee receives $22 million to support, increase Charter schools

 

TDOENashville – The Tennessee Department of Education has been awarded a $22 million grant through the United State Department of Education to support the state’s 22 existing charter schools and to increase the number of high-quality charter schools opening in the future.

“Since Tennessee began authorizing charter schools in 2002, we have continued to provide additional and innovative educational opportunities for our students,” Governor Phil Bredesen said. “This grant provides unprecedented resources to increase those opportunities and gives Tennessee another chance to show the nation our leadership in the area of education reform.” «Read the rest of this article»

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GOP Week in Review

 

The House GOP Review is a weekly feature that gives Tennesseans an in-depth look at what our Republican state legislators have been working on this week, and a glimpse into what’s planned for the coming week at our state house. This week’s highlights:

  • Balanced Budget Accord
  • 26.9 Billion Dollar Budget
  • Bonding Plan Overhaul
  • Charter Schools
  • Crime Legislation
  • Methamphetamine
  • Drunk Driving

The legislature wrapped up business this week, after several late nights and marathon sessions. Lawmakers reached a consensus on the budget, bonding legislation, and charter schools at the eleventh hour. After a long week, House leaders passed House Joint Resolution 700, declaring the House stand in recess until January 12, 2010 at noon. «Read the rest of this article»

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The Tennnessee House GOP Review

 

The House GOP Review is a weekly feature that gives Tennesseans an in-depth look at what our Republican state legislators have been working on this week, and a glimpse into what’s planned for the coming week at our state house. This week’s highlights:

  • Abortion
  • Charter Schools

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The Tennnessee House GOP Review

 

The House GOP Review is a weekly feature that gives Tennesseans an in-depth look at what our Republican state legislators have been working on this week, and a glimpse into what’s planned for the coming week at our state house. This week’s highlights:

  • State Sovereignty
  • Charter Schools
  • SJR 127 (Abortion)
  • Appropriations

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The Tennnessee House GOP Review

 

The House GOP Review is a weekly feature that gives Tennesseans an in-depth look at what our Republican state legislators have been working on this week, and a glimpse into what’s planned for the coming week at our state house. This week’s highlights:

  • Charter Schools
  • SJR 127 (Abortion)
  • Gun rights
  • State Sovereignty

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The Tennnessee House GOP Review

 

The House GOP Review is a weekly feature that gives Tennesseans an in-depth look at what our Republican state legislators have been working on this week, and a glimpse into what’s planned for the coming week at our state house. This week’s highlights:

  • Charter Schools
  • SJR 127 (Abortion)
  • Crime
  • Swine Flu

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House of Representatives Republican Caucus

 
  • Firearm legislation close to a floor vote
  • Legislation to prohibit firearm “roster” passes House floor
  • House Republicans pursue conservative measures

gun-lawsThe House Judiciary Committee once again discussed several pieces of gun legislation, but only one bill was approved by the committee and advanced through the Calendar and Rules Committee to be scheduled for a floor vote. House Bill 959 will exempt the handgun carry permit list from the Open Records Act, but a proposed $2,500 penalty for publishing the list was removed by an amendment. The legislation is expected to be up for a floor vote, possibly next week. «Read the rest of this article»

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