Tennessee’s SAILS Program Grabs National Spotlight

  Posted on Huffington Post   Four Critical Steps Needed to Close U.S. Achievement Gaps Note: The following article comes to us courtesy of John Squires, head of mathematics department at Chattanooga State Community College. Education is not a “one size fits all” model. Not every student learns at the same pace. Some students may […]

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WGU Tennessee: One Year Old and Going Strong

Kimberly K. Estep The Tennessean One year ago Wednesday, Gov. Bill Haslam — with the support of the Tennessee General Assembly — took a bold and unprecedented step. As part of his Drive to 55 initiative, which aims to boost the percentage of Tennesseans holding a postsecondary credential from 32 to 55 percent by the […]

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Mentors Needed to Help Students Succeed

Knoxville News-Sentinel The state is seeking mentors for its tnAchieves, a program that provides scholarships with mentor guidance to public high-school students. The program needs about 150 more mentors from Knoxville to reach its goal of about 375, said Jackie Hartmann, director of operations for tnAchieves. Mentors must be 21 or older and subject to […]

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Gov. Haslam Taps Mike Krause to Lead Drive to 55, Tennessee Promise

Clarksville Online 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 […]

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Tennessee Promises Free College to All High School Graduates

CBS Evening News NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a law Tuesday promising free community college tuition to every high school graduate in the state. Michael Steele is principal of Stratford STEM Magnet High School in Nashville. More than half of the seniors here applied to college. “Most of our students live below […]

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