Education

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7:30 am
Wed July 16, 2014

How About The Second And Third Jobs?

Multiple Jobs Over A Lifetime, Whatever Your Major
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Is college really useful if it only prepares students for their first job, when most of today's students today will have multiple jobs in their lifetimes.


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Behind the Headlines
6:56 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Radio Roundtable: TN Legislature Votes To Allow New Municipal School Districts Statewide

Mayor Stan Joyner of Collierville and Mayor Sharon Goldsworthy of Germantown
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The Tennessee State Legislature has voted to lift all restrictions on creating new municipal school districts throughout the state.

If Governor Haslam signs the bill, what will be the future of those schools in Shelby County?

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Behind the Headlines
5:16 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Radio Roundtable: The Achievement School District

Eric Barnes, Host of Behind the Headlines
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This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, the panel takes a look at the Achievement School District and some of the progress that it has made in the past year.

Host Eric Barnes, publisher of the Memphis Daily News, is joined this week by panelists Chris Barbic, Superintendent of the Achievement School District, and Eleanor Boudreau of WKNO-FM.

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Mid-South News
4:33 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Jeb Bush Talks Education With Governor Haslam

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. After stepping down as governor in 2007, Bush created the Foundation for Excellence in Education, which advocates for school choice and higher standards in public education.

In Nashville today, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush sat down for what was billed as “a candid conversation” on education. Jeb Bush has built a reputation as an education reformer. 

After stepping down as governor in 2007, Bush created the Foundation for Excellence in Education, which advocates for school choice and higher standards in public education.

“[Education] is the common denominator of a successful life,” Bush told Haslam.

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Mid-South News
3:08 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

First Memphis City Schools Teacher To Win State Award In 30 Years Also Last

Tennessee Teacher of the Year Allyson Chick holds her award and stands next to Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman.

After school in Allyson Chick’s third-grade classroom at Richland Elementary School, a young girl wrote “I love you Ms. Chick!” four times on a whiteboard while a teacher sat at Chick’s feet and talked over instruction strategies.

Chick was named Teacher of the Year by Tennessee’s Department of Education. It’s a competition she says is a bit like Miss America, or Miss Tennessee, for teachers, “I’m completely honored and floored and blown away,” Chick said. 

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