NASHVILLE–The State of Tennessee has submitted its proposal in the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top competition, seeking a total of $501.8 million in federal resources to spur education innovation across the Volunteer State.
Tennessee’s final request exceeded recent estimates by about $17 million, mainly due to additional resources that are being sought for turnaround schools. Tennessee’s complete Race to the Top proposal, totaling 1,111 pages with supporting documents, can be found on the state Department of Education Web site at www.tn.gov/education.
Effort to Combat Unemployment Targets County with High Unemployment Rate
NASHVILLE - Governor Phil Bredesen today announced a plan to reduce unemployment in Hancock County by putting up to 100 people back to work using federal dollars available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Hancock County has had one of the state’s highest unemployment rates – 17.8 percent in November – for the past three months and includes 430 currently unemployed residents.
NASHVILLE –Tennessee will receive $1.8 million in federal funding for broadband mapping and planning in an effort to increase the availability and use of high-speed Internet service in the state. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) matching grant is awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).
Effort to Combat Unemployment Targets County with State's Highest Unemployment Rate
NASHVILLE –Tennessee Recovery Act Management Office administrator Mike Morrow has been named Administrator of the Year by the Tennessee Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). The award is given each year to the Tennessee administrator who has made a significant impact during the past year on his or her organization and the landscape of Tennessee administration.