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Tenn. House, Senate vote to lift ban on municipal schools

The Tennessee General Assembly has voted to lift the ban on the creation of new municipal school districts statewide. Monday night the state House voted 70-24 to pass HB 1288, and the state Senate agreed to companion bill SB 1353 … Continue reading

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Governor signs bill allowing vote on schools

Gov. Bill Haslam has signed HB 1105, a bill allowing Bartlett and other municipalities to hold a referendum on creating a new municipal school district. The new law allows the vote to occur prior to the merger of the Memphis … Continue reading

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New referendum date set while bill awaits Governor’s signature

The City of Bartlett and the other Shelby County communities seeking to create their own municipal school districts have set a new date for the referendums: August 2. Meanwhile, the Tennessee House and Senate have passed bills allowing the municipalities … Continue reading

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Tennessee expected to fall short of NCLB standards

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam believes there is a “very real possibility” the state’s schools won’t meet the standards set under the federal “No Child Left Behind” law drafted by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy and signed by former President George … Continue reading

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Stand says county should ‘demand a plan for our schools’

The local chapter of Stand for Children, a sprawling non-profit child advocacy group with affiliates in nine states, is conducting a survey to determine what respondents want out of a “merged city-county district.” The chapter has launched a website for … Continue reading

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