Tennessee telecom group supports bill to allow co-op broadband
Tennessee telecom group supports bill to allow co-op broadband
Johnny Kampis | March 22, 2017
The Tennessee Telecommunications Association supports a bill pushed by Gov. Bill Haslam that would help bridge the rural broadband divide through tax credits and allowing electric cooperatives to offer internet and video services.
Tennessee internet providers wary of bill allowing co-ops to offer broadband
Tennessee internet providers wary of bill allowing co-ops to offer broadband
Johnny Kampis | March 15, 2017
“We have other cities in which we want to build in west Tennessee, but now I have to consider whether utility companies are going to be my competitor,” he told Watchdog.org.
Google Fiber’s Nashville line breaks leave businesses, taxpayers underwater
Google Fiber’s Nashville line breaks leave businesses, taxpayers underwater
Johnny Kampis | March 01, 2017
Progress, in the form of new fiber-optic networks, is proving temporarily costly to taxpayers due to water-line breaks.
Tennessee governor pitches plan for grants, tax credits for broadband providers
Tennessee governor pitches plan for grants, tax credits for broadband providers
Johnny Kampis | January 30, 2017
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s broadband plan would emphasize grants and incentives for private providers, as well as allow electric cooperatives to build networks, over allowing taxpayer-supported municipal networks to expand.
Changes ahead for Tennessee turnaround district
Amelia Hamilton | December 15, 2016
Changes are ahead for Tennessee’s Achievement School District as, prompted by a new federal law, the state changes the way low-performing schools are handled. Proposed changes would reduce the flexibility the ASD has in taking over schools, and local districts would have more time to turn schools around before a takeover. The number of schools eligible for […]
Tennessee launches Polytechnic Academy to prepare students for workforce
Amelia Hamilton | December 14, 2016
Students in Hamilton County now have a new option in gaining career skills while still in high school, the Mechatronics Akademie.
Country music gives back to Nashville schools
Amelia Hamilton | December 09, 2016
The Country Music Association Foundation has given $1 million to support music education.
PBS examines split over charter schools among African Americans
Amelia Hamilton | December 02, 2016
PBS Newshour took a look at divisions in the black community over school choice, visiting Freedom Preparatory Academy in Memphis and speaking with those on the front lines. Watch the report here.
Memphis to change how it closes failing charters
Amelia Hamilton | November 17, 2016
Shelby County schools have been criticized for closing charter schools in a matter of weeks earlier this year. Now Memphis school officials are working on guidelines for a more deliberative process that could take up to three years and would be based on clearly defined criteria. Read more here.
Program aims to build trust between students and police
Amelia Hamilton | November 10, 2016
Springfield Middle School in Tennessee has invited local police to come have lunch each day and spend time with students as part of a new program, Friends in Blue. “Instead of sitting around waiting for it to happen, let’s be proactive and let’s start building some relationships and that may help us in the future,” said principal […]