The Tennessee State Board of Education has given final approval to a plan that will let teachers bypass required professional development credits if they perform well on annual teacher evaluations. The plan also streamlines the number of licenses issued.
This year, the Tennessee General Assembly voted to get rid of a policy tying license non-renewal to poor evaluation marks or low student learning gains.
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Tonight at West Valley Middle School, board member Karen Carson will sit down with members of the public to hear thoughts and concerns on the plan, called Knox Schools 2020. For those who can't make it to that listening session, the board is also accepting comments on the Knox Schools 2020 website.
The debate that has erupted over the estimated 30,000 undocumented minors that have streamed into the United States from Central America now includes Tennessee.
On Friday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced 760 of those children had been sent to stay with sponsor families in Tennessee. By the end of the day, Governor Bill Haslam had fired off a letter to the White House expressing his displeasure with the news.
This month on The Method, Brandon Hollingsworth meets a group of kids studying rocks, fossils and geologic time at the McClung Museum. What's it like to be dinosaur? We'll find out from the children themselves.
Then, Chrissy Keuper speaks with Jerry Tuskan, an ORNL scientist studying ways to extract fuel from eucalyptus plants. He'll tell us how the process might work.
In May, when Tennessee Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey announced an effort to unseat three Tennessee Supreme Court justices in this year's retention elections, some observers predicted a costly fight. Recent FCC election-season disclosures appear to bear that prediction out.
When the United States Geological Survey released updated earthquake hazard maps last week, media outlets here in East Tennessee quickly reported that the risk of a major shaker here in Appalachia went up. That got the attention of WUOT All Things Considered host (and nervous homeowner) Brandon Hollingsworth.