Alexander Calls Betsy Devos Excellent Choice For US Secretary Of Education

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander released the following statement Wednesday on president-elect Trump’s selection of Betsy DeVos to become the next United States Secretary of Education:

“Betsy DeVos is an excellent choice. The Senate’s education committee will move swiftly in January to consider her nomination. Betsy has worked for years to improve educational opportunities for all children. As secretary, she will be able to implement the new law fixing No Child Left Behind just as Congress wrote it, reversing the trend to a national school board and restoring to states, governors, school boards, teachers, and parents greater responsibility for improving education in their local communities.

"I also look forward to working with her on the upcoming re-authorization of the Higher Education Act, giving us an opportunity to clear out the jungle of red tape that makes it more difficult for students to obtain financial aid and for administrators to manage America’s 6,000 colleges and universities.”


Lee Establishes Thrive Team

Deadline Extended For Free Teacher Training On Digital Learning And Teaching

Chattanooga School Of Language Provides Foreign Language Distance Learning Opportunities For All Students


To mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on campus, Lee University announced the establishment of a specialized student workforce, the “Thrive Team,” which will consist of 100 students hired into ... (click for more)

The Tennessee Department of Education and Trevecca Nazarene University announced Friday that the deadline for the free teacher training on digital learning and teaching has been extended for ... (click for more)

As students around the state are preparing to return to school in various formats, the Chattanooga School of Language seeks to provide distance learning opportunities for students in need of ... (click for more)



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Lee Establishes Thrive Team

To mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on campus, Lee University announced the establishment of a specialized student workforce, the “Thrive Team,” which will consist of 100 students hired into positions to help create a safe environment for faculty, staff and fellow students. “Students can work 10 hours a week, earn minimum wage and help the university meet the COVID-19 cleanliness ... (click for more)

Deadline Extended For Free Teacher Training On Digital Learning And Teaching

The Tennessee Department of Education and Trevecca Nazarene University announced Friday that the deadline for the free teacher training on digital learning and teaching has been extended for an additional month and is available through Labor Day. Since the launch in May, this free, self-paced and optional online training has equipped over 18,000 Tennessee educators with skills ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Governor Lee Calls Special Session On COVID-19 Liability Protections, Telehealth Services, Capitol Grounds

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee on Monday called for the Tennessee General Assembly to convene next Monday for a special session to address COVID-19 liability protections, telehealth services and laws governing the Capitol grounds. “As COVID-19 continues to present unique challenges, we feel it is in the best interest of the state to convene a special session to address liability ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Has Just 44 New Coronavirus Cases, But Highest Number Yet In Intensive Care; Tennessee Has 19 More Deaths

Hamilton County had just 44 new coronavirus cases on Monday, but had the highest number of COVID patients yet in Intensive Care - 35. The cases were down from Sunday's 62 new cases after recent numbers reached up to 175 in a day. Total cases now are 5,617. There were 85 COVID patients hospitalized as well as nine more suspected cases. Deaths remain at 48. The number ... (click for more)

Opinion

Mark Kimsey Was The Real Deal And Larger Than Life

Rest In Peace to one of the most honorable, intelligent and entertaining human beings I have ever met in my entire life. Mark Kimsey, you were an eloquent and extremely talented writer and the epitome of what an American Law Enforcement Officer should be - courageous, scholarly, empathetic, proficient and selfless. Words can not begin to express how much you are respected ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: This Morning’s Prayer

The story I am told reveals that sometime this Friday afternoon a long caravan of over-the road buses will arrive Chattanooga as a stop of some modern-day Freedom Riders, this in remembrance of those titanic human beings who walked with Dr. Martin Luther King in his most victorious moment to quell racism in the South. Sponsored by a group known as “Atlanta Uprising” and sanctioned ... (click for more)