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1. Panel Begins Study of State's Funding Formula -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A task force appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam has begun studying the state's school funding formula.

The panel held its first meeting on Monday. It was formed amid criticism that the Basic Education Program, or BEP, is not adequately funding districts statewide. The program hasn't been fully funded since it was overhauled about seven years ago under then-Gov. Phil Bredesen.

2. Teachers' Union Files 2nd Test Scores Lawsuit -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee's largest teachers' union is suing Gov. Bill Haslam and his education commissioner.

The Republican governor and Commissioner Kevin Huffman are included in the latest Tennessee Education Association lawsuit, which also includes the Knox County Board of Education as a defendant.

3. Tennessee Teachers Push Back on Evaluation Process -

NASHVILLE (AP) – When Tennessee was competing for a half-billion dollars in federal education money, teachers agreed to allow the state to ramp up its use of student test scores for evaluating educators.

4. Task Force to Study State's Funding Formula -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed a task force to study the state's school funding formula.

The panel is being formed amid criticism that the Basic Education Program, or BEP, is not adequately funding districts statewide.

5. Haslam: Committed To Improving Teacher Salaries -

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he's committed to improving the salaries of the state's teachers and plans to provide some degree of funding in his proposed budget to start doing so.

The Republican governor began his annual budget hearings with agency leaders at the Capitol on Tuesday with the Education Department.

6. Haslam: Committed to Improving Teacher Salaries -

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he’s committed to improving the salaries of the state’s teachers and plans to provide some degree of funding in his proposed budget to start doing so.

The Republican governor began his annual budget hearings with agency leaders at the Capitol on Tuesday with the Education Department.

7. Test Progress Bolsters Haslam’s Education Reform Aspirations -

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam picked up more statistics last week for his arsenal in the political battle over education reform in Tennessee.

And he touted the statewide growth rate in the 2013 National Assessment of Education Progress results at a Memphis school – a poignant choice because Shelby County is the epicenter for the reform efforts Haslam has made his own in the last three years after his predecessor, Gov. Phil Bredesen, began the effort in his second term of office.

8. Increasing Teacher Pay Next Goal for Haslam -

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signaled last week that the next front in an increasingly vocal debate about education reform in the state will be over increasing teacher pay.

During a press conference Thursday, Oct. 3, in Nashville, Haslam set a goal of becoming “the fastest improving state in the U.S. when it comes to teacher pay.”

9. Senate Committee Questions Common Core Standards -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Senate Education Committee members on Friday expressed concerns about Tennessee's Common Core standards during a hearing on the issue.

One of the biggest concerns was that testing on the new standards will lead to unwanted data collection on Tennessee students.

10. Cleanup Crew -

DeAndre Brown runs what might be the best known landscape business in areas of Memphis where the yards have brush and trees taller than the vacant houses they completely obscure.

“We operate a little differently than other contractors. Most have subcontractors that work separately,” he said. “We are one large crew of 60 men or women. We get the heavy equipment in first. Then a team of weed eaters will go in behind that, then a team of people go in behind them and clean up.”

11. Haslam Disappointed in Superintendents' Petition -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam says he was disappointed to hear of a petition signed by nearly half of the states' school superintendents that raised serious concerns about Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman.

12. Tennessee Education Commissioner Responds to Petition -

Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman didn't offer any apologies in his first comments about a petition signed by more than 60 school superintendents that is critical of his leadership at the department.

13. School Superintends Criticize Education Department -

NASHVILLE (AP) – More than 60 school superintendents have signed a petition calling on Gov. Bill Haslam and state lawmakers to reevaluate the leadership at the Tennessee Department of Education.

14. Huffman Tours Memphis Achievement Schools -

Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman admits that when he tours an elementary school he is usually drawn to the first- and second-grade classrooms.

15. Superintendents Want Appeal for TCAP Coding Errors -

A school superintendents group says nearly four dozen Tennessee public school districts would have appealed coding errors relating to TCAP test results if that were an option.

The Tennessean quoted a letter from Wayne Miller, executive director of the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents to state Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman. In the letter, Miller asked Huffman to reopen the appeals window to allow school systems to review and correct TCAP coding errors

16. Teacher Salary Plan Raises Concern -

A decision by the state Board of Education to change how teachers are paid has led to a social media push to remove Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman.

17. Haslam Defends Education Commissioner Under Fire -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday reiterated his support for the state's education commissioner, who has come under fire for changes to how teachers are paid.

At least two Facebook pages have been created calling for Kevin Huffman's ouster as well as an online petition that has garnered hundreds of signatures.

18. Teacher Salary Plan Raises Concern -

A decision by the state Board of Education to change how teachers are paid has led to a social media push to remove Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman.

19. Democrats Bemoan Changes to Teacher Salary Schedule -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State lawmakers are speaking out against a proposal by the state Department of Education they believe would eventually hurt teacher salaries in Tennessee.

Democratic leaders held a press conference on Thursday to oppose the measure that seeks to change the minimum teacher salary schedule.

20. New Common Core Standards Raise Questions in Tennessee -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Proponents of a new set of uniform benchmarks for math and reading say they're needed to better prepare students for college and the workforce, but critics of the measures contend they don't know enough about them and are concerned about the federal government's involvement.

21. Senate Approves Virtual School Measure -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to tighten enrollment requirements at privately run online schools has passed the Senate.

The measure guided by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris of Collierville was approved 27-2 on Thursday.

22. Haslam's School Voucher Bill Delayed -

NASHVILLE (AP) – State Republicans are trying to decide between two competing proposals that would create a school voucher program in Tennessee.

Gov. Bill Haslam's measure had been scheduled to be heard Wednesday in the Senate Education Committee, but was delayed for two weeks.

23. Lawmaker Says Grade-Fixing Questions Justify Bill -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Questions about grades being changed at a privately run online school are a good example of why the so-called virtual schools should be run by the government, a state lawmaker said Tuesday.

24. Haslam Proposes Capping Online-School Enrollment -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Some Democratic lawmakers say they support a proposal by Gov. Bill Haslam that would place stricter enrollment requirements on online public schools established in Tennessee.

25. Haslam, Tennessee Officials Hold School Safety Summit -

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam told participants in a school safety summit on Tuesday that the state is committed to doing what it can to provide better security at Tennessee schools.

26. Lawmakers to Resume Education Focus in New Session -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Legislation that would allow parents to decide the fate of a struggling school is among several education-related proposals lawmakers are likely to discuss during the 108th Tennessee General Assembly that convenes Tuesday.

27. Schools Talks to Resume in Private -

Private talks aimed at settling the federal lawsuit over municipal school districts are expected to resume with the end of the holiday season.

All sides in the legal matter had met behind closed doors at least twice after U.S. District Court Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays ruled in late November that all moves taken in 2012 toward forming municipal school districts were void. He ruled the 2012 state law allowing leaders in Shelby County’s six suburban towns and cities to move ahead with their plans immediately violated the Tennessee Constitution.

28. Suburbs to Discuss Schools Agreement -

There will be plenty to discuss Friday, Dec. 14, when suburban leaders sit down with their attorneys to talk about some kind of agreement on the terms under which schools in the six suburban municipalities will be part of the merged Shelby County public school system.

29. Huffman Not In School Talks -

Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman won’t be involved in any meetings this week aimed at some type of agreement among all of the parties in the municipal schools district federal court case.

30. Huffman Brings Leverage to Possible Mediation -

Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman would bring lots of political leverage with him should he mediate the coming merger of schools in Shelby County.

31. Calls Come to Change Schools Merger Process -

As suburban mayors were scheduled to meet this week to talk over their options, the consolidation of all public schools in Shelby County that begins in August began to show signs of a shift.

The shift might be to take at least some of the decisions about the schools merger out of the hands of just the countywide school board or to junk the process the board is using. The mayors of the six towns and cities have all indicated they intend to push on for their own school districts, although several have said it is highly unlikely they could form them and open them for classes by August.

32. Memphis Charter School Growth Ranks Nationally -

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools ranks Memphis City Schools as having the ninth-highest growth rate for charter school enrollment in the country.

The new charter school survey, the seventh annual by the organization, released Wednesday, Nov. 14, shows charter school enrollment in Memphis City Schools grew by more than 21 percent in the 2011-2012 school year compared to the previous school year. Charter schools serve 6,500 students in Memphis by the alliance figures, which is a 6 percent market share.

33. Education Commissioner Says Federal Funds Unused -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman says time is running out for school systems to use federal Race to the Top funds.

34. State Democrats Want to See Pre-Kindergarten Expansion -

Tennessee Democratic leaders say they plan to talk with Gov. Bill Haslam about expanding pre-kindergarten classes after the state’s education commissioner said he doesn’t plan to request funding for an expansion.

35. Data Show Tennessee Graduation Rate Improving -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee's high school graduation rate is up and assessment tests taken by elementary and middle school students improved last year, according to data released Thursday by the Education Department.

36. Cash Clashes With State on Charter Schools -

Memphis City Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash warned countywide school board members Tuesday, Oct. 30, of what could be a second front in the clash between local school systems and Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration over charter schools.

37. School Board To Meet On Merger Recommendations Next Month -

Countywide school board members will begin what several described as the “dirty work” of the schools merger to come at a special meeting Nov. 15.

At that meeting, the board will vote on many if not all of the recommendations from the consolidation planning commission that ended its work in July.

38. Nashville to Lose $3 Million for Rejecting Charter School -

The state Department of Education is withholding $3.4 million in funding from the public school system in Nashville over a rejected charter school.

The Metro Nashville school board last week defied an order by the state Board of Education to approve the application from Phoenix-based Great Hearts Academies.

39. Nashville to Lose $3 Million for Rejecting Charter School -

NASHVILLE (AP) – The state Department of Education is withholding $3.4 million in funding from the public school system in Nashville over a rejected charter school.

The Metro Nashville school board last week defied an order by the state Board of Education to approve the application from Phoenix-based Great Hearts Academies.

40. Mays Opens Hearings On Municipal Schools With Testimony -

The first of two days of testimony in the federal court case over the state laws setting up municipal school districts ended with a lot of reading material for U.S. District Court Judge Hardy Mays.

41. State Education, Nashville Officials at Odds -

Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman says the Metro Nashville school board’s decision to put off approval of a charter school application is a violation of state law.

42. Muni Schools Questions Pass, Cohen Wins Big -

Voters in each of the six suburban towns and cities in Shelby County approved establishing municipal school districts in the unofficial results of the Thursday, Aug. 2, county general and state and federal primary elections.

43. Planning Commission Approves Changes -

More than a dozen school closings should take place in a single school year and have in other large school systems, the schools consolidation planning commission concluded Thursday, July 26, at what could be its last meeting.

44. Planning Commission Makes Adjustments To Schools Merger Plan -

The group that drafted the blueprint for the consolidation of Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools met Thursday, July 26, for what could be the final time to consider a few changes to their merger plan.

45. Committee to Disband as Board Considers Next Step -

The countywide school board’s ad hoc committee to review the schools consolidation plan is about to disband without acting on the plan sent to the board by the schools consolidation planning commission.

46. School Board Committee On Consolidation Plan Calls It A Day -

The countywide school board’s ad hoc committee to review the schools consolidation plan is about to disband without acting on the plan sent to the board by the schools consolidation planning commission.

47. Ed. Commissioner Approves Schools Merger Plan -

Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman has formally signed off on the part of the local schools consolidation plan that required state approval. And he has said the state is not likely to provide additional post-merger funding.

48. Huffman Approves Schools Merger Plan -

Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman has formally signed off on the part of the local schools consolidation plan that required state approval. And he has said the state is not likely to provide additional post merger funding.

49. Schools Merger Draft Receives Different Responses -

The plan for a consolidated countywide public school system got overshadowed last week by the federal court motion to stop the August referendums on municipal school districts.

But the 200-page plan with 172 recommendations is now formally before the countywide school board and Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman – the two next stops in the process for approving a merger plan.

50. Tenn. Scores Up in All but 1 of 24 Student Tests -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Proficiency levels are up in all but one of 24 of the latest assessment tests of elementary and middle students.

Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman announced the statewide test results at a Nashville middle school on Tuesday.

51. Cohen-Hart in Congressional Race at Filing Deadline -

The chairman of the countywide school board, Billy Orgel, was effectively elected to his District 7 school board seat without opposition at the Thursday, April 5, filing deadline for candidates on the Aug. 2 primary and general election ballot in Shelby County.

52. Haslam: State Committed to Charter Schools -

The leader of a charter school company from out of state asked Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam in Memphis last week if there is anything he and other charter school leaders in the room should know about Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools.

53. State Education Commisioner to Get Consolidation Updates -

Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman will probably be meeting with leaders of the schools consolidation planning commission on a monthly basis.

54. Tenn. Comptroller Wants School Funding Formula Fix -

NASHVILLE (AP) – State Comptroller Justin Wilson says Tennessee's school funding formula is fraught with complexity and a lack of transparency that could lead to either inadvertent or intentional errors in distributing state money.

55. Huffman: County's Education Faces Exciting Oppty. -

Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman told the group fashioning the plan to consolidate Shelby County’s two public school systems by the late summer of 2013 that the state wants to help.

56. Schools Planning Commission Hears From Huffman -

The schools consolidation planning commission approved the idea Thursday, Dec. 1, of the Shelby County Education Foundation being the middle man for a contract with an education consultant group.

But a contract with Boston Consulting Group isn’t quite ready yet said planning commission member and attorney Christine Richards who is drafting the agreement.

57. Tenn. Ed Commissioner Appoints Two Officials -

Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman has appointed two state education officials, effective Jan. 1.

58. Teacher Evaluation System Due For More Changes -

With state officials due to release new teacher evaluation report cards for school systems across the state this month, Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman announced Monday, Oct. 31, he will ask the state to again modify the system.

59. Ed. Department Outlines School District Strategies -

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Education Department on Friday released several strategies to help school districts reach goals set by the state, which U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has singled out as a leader in education reform.

60. Report Shows Decline in Tenn. ACT Scores -

NASHVILLE (AP) – State education officials say a recent ACT college entrance exam report highlights the ongoing need for education reform in Tennessee.

According to the report released Wednesday, results from the April 2011 test show the state's public high school students' composite ACT score dropped from 19.1 out of 36 in 2010 to 19 in 2011.

61. School Board Elections Next Step in Process -

All eight of the entities involved in the schools consolidation case in Memphis federal court agree that the Shelby County Commission should draw the district lines for a new countywide school board.

62. Countywide School Board Plans Make Different Recommendations to Court - Recommendations for the creation of a new countywide school board began coming in late Friday, Aug. 12, to the Federal Court clerk's office.

The Memphis City School board recommends a seven district countywide school board with an election of that board to be held no later than March 2012.

63. The Second Coming of Schools Reform -

Depending on what happens in Memphis federal court this could be either the last or the next to last school year for the Memphis City Schools system as we know it.

And it has been a busy one even before the first day of classes – even without what is expected to be a landmark court ruling setting the terms for a consolidation of city and county schools systems.

64. State Asks Feds For NCLB Waiver -

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says the state is asking federal education officials to give the state a waiver in meeting federal education standards under the No Child Left Behind program.

Haslam and Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman announced the application for the waiver as they released figures for state public school districts measuring average yearly progress (AYP) under NCLB.

65. State Asks for NCLB Waiver -

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says the state is asking federal education officials to give the state a waiver in meeting federal education standards under the No Child Left Behind program.

Haslam and Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman announced the application for the waiver as they released figures for state public school districts measuring average yearly progress (AYP) under NCLB.

66. TCAPs Show Gap Between City, County Schools -

The results of the second year of higher state achievement testing standards for Tennessee’s third- through eighth-graders came with some basic conclusions in the test scores and some mixed signals in the percentage figures in a separate column from the TCAP scores.

67. Barbic Takes Charge of 4 City Schools -

The first head of Tennessee’s new achievement school district starts Aug. 1 with four Memphis schools in his five-school district.

Chris Barbic was in Memphis last week as Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law the bill that removes the cap on the creation of charter schools. The law also permits a version of open enrollment for charter schools and allows the achievement school district to establish charter schools.

68. Haslam Guarding Against Reduction of School Days -

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says he wants to ensure that any changes to Tennessee's academic calendar won't reduce the number of days students spend in school.

69. Haslam Names Barbic to Run Tenn. Failing Schools -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has named Texas charter school operator Chris Barbic to head Tennessee's special school district for failing schools.

The Republican governor on Tuesday announced 40-year-old Barbic will be the superintendent of the new Achievement School District that will take over five schools this fall. The administration plans to grow the special statewide district in future years.

70. Survey of Teachers Will Help State Improve Schools -

NASHVILLE (AP) – A survey of more than 57,000 Tennessee educators is expected to help education officials develop ways to improve the schools.

An impressive 77 percent of educators and administrators responded to the TELL Tennessee survey, short for Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning.

71. Haslam 'Won't Apologize' for Cabinet Pay Hikes -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday said he won't apologize for his decision to give many of his department heads big raises while proposing only a 1.6 percent increase for other state workers.

72. Teachers May be Evaluated on Performance of Others -

NASHVILLE (AP) – More than two-thirds of the state's teachers may have a portion of their evaluations in the next school year based on what students learned, or didn't, in someone else's classroom.

73. Schools High on Haslam’s ‘To-Do’ List -

The legal documents in the schools consolidation lawsuit include the name of Patrick Smith, the acting state commissioner of education when the lawsuit was filed Feb. 11 by the county school system.

74. New Tenn. Ed Chief Quiet on Teacher Bargaining Rights -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Newly sworn Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman is staying on the sidelines of a contentious proposal to curb teachers’ collective bargaining rights in Tennessee.

75. Haslam Boosts Commissioners' Salaries -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is paying his department heads significantly more than their counterparts made in the administration of the former Democratic governor.

An Associated Press analysis of public salary records shows that Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman is making $200,000 per year, up $20,000 from the previous administration. Safety Commissioner Bill Gibbons is making $43,000 more than his predecessor.

76. Haslam Gives Oath of Office to New Education Chief -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has sworn in Kevin Huffman as his education commissioner.

77. Teach For America VP Named Education Commissioner -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Kevin Huffman, vice president of public affairs at Teach For America, as his education commissioner.

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