Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced a public review of the state's K-12 academic standards in English and math. The process will include input from teachers and the public from across the state.
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is offering to assist hemp supporters as the state prepares for the start of a hemp-growing pilot program this year. The pilot projects were made possible by the passage of the United States Farm Bill that was signed into law by the President on Feb. 7.
Republican Governor Bill Haslam is giving his fourth State of the State address tonight. The governor will unveil details of his annual state spending proposal and lay out some of his top legislative priorities for the year.
The Tennessee Board of Education has changed its stance on rules effecting the licensing of teachers.
In August, the board voted for the policy brought by the state Education Department to use student growth measured through standardized test scores, or value-added data, to determine renewing teaching licenses. The board voted at the time to delay implementation of the new rules until 2015.