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Tennessee Promise: How prepared are local colleges?

Kylie McGivern, WJHL ELIZABETHTON, TN (WJHL) –Big, bold, and groundbreaking. Tennessee Promise is the first of it’s kind. Now, details on where schools stand a year out from it’s implementation. Tennessee Promise will provide every high school graduate the opportunity to attend a community or technical college for free. No tuition. No fees. “If Tennessee […]

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Volunteer mentors needed for TnAchieves program

BY LURAH LOWERY | BRISTOL HERALD COURIER, tricities.com TnAchieves, an organization that has partnered with Tennessee Promise and will administer nonfinancial components of college attendance through two and a half years of free tuition, projects 435 students will apply for the program between the four Sullivan County high schools, which will require 87 volunteer mentors. Volunteer […]

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Mentors needed for program that helps provide college success, tuition

Ashley Hopkins, nooga.com A partnering organization that is working with Tennessee Promise to provide a tuition-free opportunity for every Tennessee high school graduate to go to community or technical college is seeking mentors for the upcoming year. Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise is being supported locally and in many other counties across the state by tnAchieves, a nonprofit […]

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High school seniors eligible for Tennessee Promise

Bonnie Fussell, The Portland Leader Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam initiated a program that will provide all Tennessee high school graduates with the opportunity to attend a community college or Tennessee College of Applied Technology free of tuition and fees. Tennessee Promise is a last-dollar scholarship that will pay the balance after all other financial aid […]

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Tennessee Governor’s Plan To Make Community College Free

ANNIE WOOD, Generation Progress At a time when success and progress in higher education funding mean tuition freezes and preventing budget cuts, talk of free college tuition is usually taken with a grain of salt. What’s happening in Tennessee is about to bring the discussion of state investment to the forefront. Governor Bill Haslam (R-TN) […]

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Mentors needed for Tennessee Promise

DailyNewsJournal  Gov. Bill Haslam who proposed Tennessee Promise as a component of his “Drive to 55” campaign has been working to build a workforce for the state that will be able to do the jobs of the 21st century. Tennessee Promise will provide “last dollar” grants to high school graduates, which means that program funds will […]

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Aggressive Pragmatism

Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed NASHVILLE — Bill Haslam wasn’t sold on the idea of two years of tuition-free community college when he first heard it. That was back in 2008, when the Republican, now governor of Tennessee, was Knoxville’s mayor. Mike Ragsdale, who was then mayor of the surrounding Knox County, made the pitch to […]

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Haslam touts Tennessee Promise program

Megan Boehnke, Knoxville News Sentinel  After a 10-minute roundtable with four Gibbs High School seniors, Gov. Bill Haslam asked the students, “Do you have any questions for me?” There was only one. “Well, I’ve had a lot of people tell me to take a selfie,” said Sherrice Dale,smiling. “I can do that,” Haslam replied. It […]

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