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.”


Tennessee’s Community And Technical Colleges Awarded Nearly 23,000 Degrees, Diplomas And Certificates To Graduating Students In 2020-21

AT&T Makes $10,000 Donation To Cleveland State Community College

GNTC Announces President’s And Dean’s Lists For Summer Semester


Tennessee’s public community and technical colleges awarded 22,956 degrees, diplomas and certificates to graduates during academic year 2020-21, essentially tying the record set the previous ... (click for more)

Cleveland State Community College was awarded a $10,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation this week. This grant will provide last dollar scholarships for minority and underserved students across ... (click for more)

Georgia Northwestern Technical College announces the students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2021 summer semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, the student must maintain ... (click for more)



Student Scene

Tennessee’s Community And Technical Colleges Awarded Nearly 23,000 Degrees, Diplomas And Certificates To Graduating Students In 2020-21

Tennessee’s public community and technical colleges awarded 22,956 degrees, diplomas and certificates to graduates during academic year 2020-21, essentially tying the record set the previous year despite enrollment declines. Students earned 15,791 associate degrees and technical certificates at the 13 community colleges during the year, and the 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied ... (click for more)

AT&T Makes $10,000 Donation To Cleveland State Community College

Cleveland State Community College was awarded a $10,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation this week. This grant will provide last dollar scholarships for minority and underserved students across Tennessee. The scholarships will aid students with cost of attendance items such as books, childcare, transportation and other costs. This donation is part of the AT&T Foundation’s ... (click for more)

Breaking News

6 Juveniles Arrested For Theft And Shooting Of K9 Joker To Be Detained Until Hearing

Six juveniles (ages 13-17 years old), who were arrested for their criminal involvement in auto burglaries and shooting of BCSO K9 Joker, attended an arraignment hearing on Friday. They were ordered to be held at the Bradley County Juvenile Detention Center until their detention hearing next Thursday. Prior to their arraignment, the Cleveland Police Department charged them ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Reports 2 More Deaths From Virus, 143 New Cases; Tennessee Has 85 More Deaths

The Hamilton County Health Department reported two more coronavirus deaths on Friday and 143 new positive cases, down from 174 the day before. The total cases in the county now stands at 60,893. The death total is at 613. The deaths was reported to be two women, one black and one white, one age 51-60 and the other was age 61-70. The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations is ... (click for more)

Opinion

Why Is All The New Building Not Saving Us From A 40-Cent City Property Tax Increase? - And Response

With the number of homes, apartments and condos built downtown, why is a 40 percent property tax increase necessary? Are these new structures on the paying property tax role? I need to know what’s going on downtown and why isn’t that money benefiting the city? Georgia Vaughn * * * The answer is that tax exemptions for these projects have been given out freely and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Degradation Of Nurses

Debbie Moore-Black, is a registered nurse whose blogs regularly appear on the medical news website, KevinMD.com. With the unearthly demands of COVID and historic lack of concern for the nursing populace, she wrote this week on the degradation and the devaluation of the nation’s nursing force. Perhaps we should all listen: * * * TIME WILL TELL IF LESSONS WILL BE LEARNED ... (click for more)