Senator Gardenhire Named To National Committee On Education

Friday, February 22, 2013
State Senator Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga) has been appointed to serve as a member of the National Conference of State Legislature’s (NCSL) standing Committee on Education. The appointment was made by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey this week in Nashville. 
 
“I appreciate the opportunity to serve on this national committee on education,” said Sen. Gardenhire.  “Education and increasing career opportunities are my highest priorities.
  I look forward to exchanging ideas and solutions with my counterparts in other states on how we can move education forward in Tennessee and create more opportunities for our students.” 
 
The Education Committee is one of 12 Standing Committees of NCSL. The committee covers all education issues, including early childhood education, K-12 reform efforts, higher education, the federal No Child Left Behind Act, the Higher Education Act, school violence, special education, teachers, and school finance and adequacy. The committee educates Congress and federal agencies about state concerns related to federal actions that impact the states, based on policy positions adopted by the states through NCSL's policy process. In addition, the committee serves as a forum for legislators and legislative staff to learn about and share information about policy options being considered in states. 
 


Signal Mountain Student Earns Academic Award At Maryville College

Anna Dieter, a junior theatre studies major from Signal Mountain, was recognized with the Evelyn Seedorf Prize in Dramatic Arts during Maryville College’s annual Academic Awards Ceremony that was held April 21 on the campus of the liberal arts school.  This award is given annually to the most deserving student majoring in theatre. Ms. Dieter is a 2015 graduate of ... (click for more)

Board Of Regents To Meet June 21-22; Agenda Includes Student Tuition For 2018-19

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its summer quarterly meeting Thursday and Friday, June 21-22, at Cleveland State Community College in Cleveland. The agenda includes action on student tuition and fees for the 2018-19 school year. The Board of Regents governs the 13 community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology comprising the College System of Tennessee.  ... (click for more)

Red Bank Finalizes 20-Cent Property Tax Increase

The Red Bank commissioners voted Tuesday night to adopt the fiscal year 2018-2019 budget that includes a property tax increase. Mayor John Roberts said that along with the increase in both commercial and residential development, comes increased traffic. Infrastructure has not kept up with the growth, including the secondary roads. The cost of paving these roads is $1 million. Money ... (click for more)

Attorney Poston Says Man In Viral Video Seen Fighting Officer Was Trying To Break Up Fight

Attorney McCracken Poston said William Alexander Floyd, the young man seen in the recently published “viral” video who is seemingly engaged in a boxing match with a Chattanooga police officer, started out trying to break up a fight.   The attorney said, "Things are not always as they appear. There is a much more interesting story in the seconds leading up to the events ... (click for more)

The Boss, Claude Ramsey

I try not to overuse the word great, but we lost a great man today, Claude Ramsey. I had the pleasure of serving under him as director of Commercial and Industrial Properties for 14 years while he was the Hamilton County Assessor of Property. He was probably the smartest person I have ever known. He was tough but patient, kind, caring and compassionate. He knew how to get ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Please ‘Connect The Dots’

Get your crayons out and let’s play “connect the dots.” Next Thursday (June 28 th ) the Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition, in partnership with Chattanooga’s publicly-flawed non-profit educational foundation, UnifiEd, will hold its regional meeting at Chattanooga’s Bessie Smith Hall. The coalition was formed to advocate for “students of color” in Tennessee, and among those on ... (click for more)