Haslam Announces Veterans Education Task Force

Thursday, November 14, 2013 | 02:41 pm

Group Charged with Improving College Success for Returning Troops


NASHVILLE – Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the formation of a task force to evaluate how to best serve Tennessee’s veterans seeking a certificate or degree beyond high school. 


The task force is charged with the following:


• To identify common educational hurdles for transitioning veterans;
• To research best practices to serve student veterans;
• And to make recommendations on improving opportunities for veterans to earn a certificate or degree beyond high school.

Tennessee Students The Fastest Improving In The Nation

Thursday, November 07, 2013 | 10:26 am

Haslam announces 2013 results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress



MOUNT JULIET – Gov. Bill Haslam today announced that Tennessee had the largest academic growth on the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) of any state, making Tennessee the fastest improving state in the nation. 


The NAEP results also show that Tennessee had the largest growth of any state in a single testing cycle since NAEP started nationwide assessments a decade ago.

Haslam Announces Grant For Walters State Community College

Monday, November 04, 2013 | 04:20 pm

Workforce Development Equipment Grant Addresses Training Needs


MORRISTOWN – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a grant of $337,297 for Walters State Community College to fund needed equipment for an industrial skills and training program and an advanced welding program.


The governor proposed and the General Assembly approved $16.5 million in this year’s budget for equipment and technology related to workforce development programs at Tennessee colleges of applied technology and community colleges, part of Gov. Haslam’s “Drive to 55” effort to increase the number of Tennesseans with post-secondary credentials.

Haslam Announces School Leadership Academy Program

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 | 04:22 pm

Initiative to prepare participants with skills to lead schools


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a new preparation program to build a pipeline of highly-trained principals for schools across the state.


The state will work with Vanderbilt University and local districts to nominate, select and train up to 30 participants a year in the school leadership program.

Haslam Announces Grant For Northeast State Community College

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | 01:44 pm

Total award of $843,000 for community college’s advanced technology programs


BLOUNTVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a grant award of $843,000 for Northeast State Community College to fund needed equipment for advanced technology programs at the school.


The governor proposed and the General Assembly approved $16.5 million in this year’s budget for equipment and technology related to workforce development programs at Tennessee colleges of applied technology and community colleges, part of Haslam’s “Drive to 55” effort to increase the number of Tennesseans with post-secondary credentials.

Haslam Announces Workforce Development Grant In Whiteville

Monday, October 21, 2013 | 02:50 pm

Grant of $126,549 for equipment at Tennessee College of Applied Technology


WHITEVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a workforce development grant of $126,549 for the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Whiteville to enhance the machine tool program at the school’s extension campus in Brownsville.


The governor proposed and the General Assembly approved $16.5 million in this year’s budget for equipment and technology related to workforce development programs at Tennessee colleges of applied technology and community colleges, part of Haslam’s “Drive to 55” effort to increase the number of Tennesseans with post-secondary credentials.

Haslam Establishes Commisson For Judicial Appointments

Thursday, October 17, 2013 | 03:01 pm

Executive Order establishes commission to fill vacancies in Tennessee trial and appellate courts
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced he has issued Executive Order No. 34 establishing the Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments, a necessary step to sustain the judicial branch of government and its operations.
 
The new 17-member commission will send a panel of three nominees to the governor to make an appointment when a vacancy occurs or is impending. 

Haslam Announces Agreement To Open Great Smoky Mountains

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | 03:56 pm

National park to open October 16 – 20


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced an agreement to reopen the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) with all normal operations from Wednesday, October 16 through Sunday, October 20.


“The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is America’s most visited national park, and for the Smokies and the people around it, the month of October is the most important time of the year,” Haslam said. “I remain hopeful that an end to the federal government shutdown will come this week.”

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Hankook Tire Co., Ltd. to Locate First US Manufacturing Facility in Montgomery County

Monday, October 14, 2013 | 02:00 pm

Top Global Tire Manufacturer to Invest $800 Million, Create 1,800 New Jobs in Clarksville

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Hankook Tire Co., Ltd. officials announced today the company will locate its first U.S. manufacturing facility at the Clarksville Corporate Business Park in Montgomery County. Hankook Tire, a worldwide manufacturer of superior quality and high performance radial tires, will invest $800 million in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and create 1,800 new jobs in Clarksville. The company is expected to break ground on the new plant by the end of 2014 and begin tire production by 2016.

Haslam Announces Commitment To Increase Teacher Pay

Thursday, October 03, 2013 | 02:51 pm

Governor: “We want to be the fastest improving state in the U.S. when it comes to teacher pay”



 


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today joined Department of Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman to announce the administration’s goal of becoming the fastest improving state in the nation when it comes to teacher salaries.


“We’re asking our students to be the fastest improving in the nation in education achievement, and the data is showing that we’re making real progress,” Haslam said. “Teachers are the single most important factor in student achievement, and higher accountability for teachers and proven results should be met with better rewards.”