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Undocumented Tenn. residents want in-state tuition

Non-profit Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, or TIRRC, encouraged APSU students to lobby for undocumented Tennessee residents’ right for in-state tuition during their visit to APSU on Monday, Nov. 2. TIRRC is a non-profit focusing on the empowerment and support of immigrants and refugees to the state. According to ...

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Tennessee school voucher bill approaching key committee

NASHVILLE — A proposal to create a school voucher program in Tennessee is gaining support as it approaches a key committee in the final days of the legislative session. The measure is scheduled for a vote in the House Finance Subcommittee on Tuesday, April 21. If it passes there, it ...

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Haslam to promote free-tuition plan for Tennessee adults

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam will travel across the state this week to highlight an initiative for adults to attend a Tennessee college of applied technology free of tuition and fees. Tennessee Reconnect is a last-dollar scholarship program that was part of Haslam’s Tennessee Promise legislation passed last year. It ...

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Bill advances to make Bible official state book of Tenn.

NASHVILLE — A proposal to make the Bible the official state book of Tennessee is advancing in the state House despite constitutional questions raised by the state attorney general’s office. The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Jerry Sexton of Bean Station was advanced on a 2-1 vote by the State ...

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Tennessee plans to patch potholes across state

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Transportation has launched a massive mission to patch the plethora of potholes across the state. TDOT officials said in a statement that the agency plans to make use of the forecast for warmer temperatures over the next few days by using all available manpower to ...

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Tennessee Education works to value teachers more

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has a message for the state’s teachers: You’re valued. That might seem intuitive, but teachers say it offers a refreshing contrast to her predecessor, Kevin Huffman. He left the state Education Department under fire last year for his aggressive approach to education reform. ...

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