Statehouse policy and politics

State considers eligibility criteria that could exclude student poverty levels
Opposing attorneys say they may appeal to a higher court
Though he offered few specifics, Lee said he plans to build on his education agenda of the last four years
Grim results come in spite of early pandemic investments in tutoring and summer learning
Candidates hold widely divergent views on charter schools, vouchers, book bans, and third-grade retention
Students fear closure, being separated from their friends if Germantown schools leave MSCS
Written feedback runs counter to public comments delivered in person
Laurie Cardoza-Moore’s term extension comes as the commission’s work expands.
Plaintiffs challenge speedy rollout, among other things
Some balk over state guidance suggesting that they catalog their classroom collections
College president’s mockery of teacher training won’t necessarily dash hopes to bring charters to the state
Local governments in Nashville and Memphis failed to show that an injunction was warranted, the judges ruled
Speedy voucher rollout draws hopeful families, more legal challenges
Lee meets with private school leaders, while his education chief acknowledges the timeline is ‘challenging’
The legal move comes as the state prepares to officially relaunch the program
Gov. Bill Lee said the state will work “starting today” toward enrolling students.
Some candidates worry that national culture wars will overshadow local education issues
Lee says comments were taken out of context, but teacher groups say governor should have repudiated insults
The court order marks another win for Gov. Bill Lee, but more legal challenges loom
With more legal challenges pending, ‘there can’t be any steps going forward,’ Gov. Lee concedes