Education

Haslam Appoints Stites To Tennessee Board of Regents

Thursday, February 20, 2014 | 09:24 am

Appointee will serve as representative of Sixth Congressional District. 
                                                                                                                                
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed John D. Stites II of Cookeville to the Tennessee Board of Regents as the representative of the Sixth Congressional District.


“I want to thank John for his commitment and willingness to serve,” Haslam said. “This is a significant time in higher education as we continue our work on the Drive to 55 to increase the number of Tennesseans with a certificate or degree beyond high school.”

Haslam Announces Grants For Pellissippi State, TCAT-Knoxville

Friday, December 13, 2013 | 09:47 am

Workforce Development Grants Totaling $1,837,475 Address Training Needs


KNOXVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced grants totaling $1,837,475 to fund equipment needed at Pellissippi State Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville.


Pellissippi State will receive $1,386,975, and TCAT-Knoxville will receive $450,000, with the grants funding two programs at each school.

Haslam Announces Equipment Grant For TCAT-Mufreesboro

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 | 11:45 am

Workforce Development Grant Addresses Training Needs
 
MURFREESBORO – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a grant of $625,007 to fund equipment needed at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Murfreesboro.
 
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.

Tennessee Students The Fastest Improving In The Nation

Thursday, November 07, 2013 | 11:26 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 | 05:20 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.