Sunday, February 17 2013 6:30 PM EST2013-02-17 23:30:06 GMT
One of the biggest issues expected to come up next year in the state capitol is one that could impact your child's education. State lawmakers are going to consider a school voucher program, which wouldMore >>
One of the biggest issues expected to come up next year in the state capitol is one that could impact your child's education. More >>
By KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A task force appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam to study how to start a school voucher program has finalized its recommendations but couldn't reach consensus on many key aspects, such as the amount of the vouchers or the scale of the program.
In the final meeting of the task force on Tuesday, Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman said the recommendations from the task force will provide the governor with options if he wanted to establish a voucher program.
The task force, which included lawmakers and representatives from private and public schools, discussed the final report that will be sent to the governor in two weeks.
They did agree that a school voucher program should be limited to low-income students and that private schools should be held accountable if they participate.
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:39 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:39:52 GMT
Tiara Drake (Courtesy: Nash County, NC Sheriff's Office)
A woman in North Carolina is accused of poisoning her family with cheese tainted with household chemicals. Tiara Drake, 24, is charged with five counts of attempted first-degree murder, according to theMore >>
A woman in North Carolina is accused of poisoning her family with cheese tainted with household chemicals.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,More >>
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:30 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:30:34 GMT
ORLANDO, FL (RNN) – A man with possible ties to a Boston Marathon bombing suspect was shot and killed after the FBI interviewed him early Wednesday. The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a manMore >>
A news release from the FBI Boston division stated the shooting took place early Wednesday when Ibragim Todashev, the shooting victim, started a "violent confrontation."More >>