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.”


New Faculty And Staff Join GPS

6 Lee Faculty Promoted In Rank

CSCC Holds Inservice For Faculty And Staff


Faculty and staff returned to the GPS campus for departmental meetings, professional development workshops, and classroom organization to prepare to welcome students back to campus next week. ... (click for more)

The Lee University Board of Directors has awarded promotion in rank to six faculty members. Four faculty were promoted to professor, one was promoted to associate professor, and one was promoted ... (click for more)

Cleveland State Community College held an inservice for faculty and staff. Many employees were honored with service and various other awards at the event. Sandra Godsey was honored with the ... (click for more)



Student Scene

New Faculty And Staff Join GPS

Faculty and staff returned to the GPS campus for departmental meetings, professional development workshops, and classroom organization to prepare to welcome students back to campus next week. As many members of the team continue their storied tenures, the school also welcomed new employees to the Bruiser family for the 2022-23 school year. New On Campus Martha Carpenter ... (click for more)

6 Lee Faculty Promoted In Rank

The Lee University Board of Directors has awarded promotion in rank to six faculty members. Four faculty were promoted to professor, one was promoted to associate professor, and one was promoted to associate lecturer. The faculty promoted to professor are Drs. Debra Gladden, Chad Schrock, Randy Sheeks and John Wykoff. Dr. Gladden, professor of mathematics, joined Lee’s faculty ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Buses Carrying Migrants Sent By Texas Governor Will No Longer Stop In Chattanooga

Buses carrying migrants sent by Texas Governor Greg Abbott will no longer stop in Chattanooga, city officials said they were told on Tuesday. Asked why not, Joda Thongnopnua of the mayor's office said officials here have mobilized to welcome and help the migrants. He said, "That was not exactly achieving the governor's political purposes." Governor Abbott had been intending ... (click for more)

City Moving Forward On Setting Up Low-Barrier Homeless Shelter

The city is moving forward with setting up a low-barrier homeless shelter. Joda Thongnopnua, chief of staff to Mayor Tim Kelly, said two Requests for Proposals are being sent out. One is for a planning consultant to help identify where the emergency shelter should be located. The other is for a provider to operate the facility. City Council Chairman Darrin Ledford said ... (click for more)

Opinion

Our Safety Is Gone - And Response

Sad news seeing a person was murdered at the Rosemont Apartment. We lived on Oak Street across the street from the then named Glenwood Apartments from 1953 to 1956. I spent many a day there as there were probably 100 school age kids who lived in the units. In those days, parents simply let their kids roam the neighborhood with no worry for their safety. Now adults can't walk ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Avoid Electric Cars Like The Plague

A Friday article on Chattanoogan.com read in part: “Chattanooga will be home to the nation’s largest electric vehicle ‘living testbed,’ thanks to $9.2 million in funding for a project proposed by the city and scientists at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with municipal, private industry and research partners. Funding will come from a $4.5-million U.S. Department ... (click for more)