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Child care closures make back to work plans tough for parents

BY: - May 14, 2020

Kingsport, Tenn. business owner Bob Feathers operates two entirely separate ventures — a 20-year-old commercial interiors firm with 38 salaried employees and a franchise restaurant with 70 mostly part-time workers who rely on tips to get by.  Feathers’ biggest operational question right now cuts across both business models: How do you get employees back at […]

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander (Photo: States Newsroom)

Fauci: UT students shouldn’t expect COVID-19 vaccine before fall term

BY: and - May 12, 2020

WASHINGTON — Students preparing to head to the University of Tennessee this fall shouldn’t expect to get a COVID-19 vaccine before then, a top public health official told Congress on Tuesday.  Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, chairman of the U.S. Senate committee that oversees health and education, asked top Trump administration health officials at a […]

Joelton Elementary School (MNPS website)

North Nashville schools would be consolidated under new proposal

BY: - May 11, 2020

The Nashville school board will consider a plan at its Tuesday meeting to close several schools in the Pearl-Cohn and Whites Creek cluster as part of a multi-year consolidation proposal by new Director Adrienne Battle. The board isn’t likely to vote at the May 12 meeting on the consolidation plan called Metro Schools ReimaginED. In […]

A screenshot of the virtual hearing at which Davidson County Chancellor Anne Martin gave her ruling on the state of Tennessee's request to allow them to continue implementing the new education voucher program pending its appeal of her ruling that the law is unconstitutional.

TN voucher law in limbo as state loses request to stay judge’s order

BY: - May 7, 2020

A Nashville judge rejected the state of Tennessee’s request to allow parents to continue applying for education savings accounts pending a legal appeal of her earlier ruling that the new law is unconstitutional. Chancellor Anne Martin ruled from the bench on Thursday that the Department of Education can accept no more applications for the new […]