Category Archives: Education Insurance

Tennessee To Offer Grants For College and Adult Education

Tennessee To Offer Grants For College and Adult EducationAccording to an announcement from state officials last month, Tennessee College of Applied Technology and its 27 affiliated campuses across the state are offering information about the Tennessee Reconnect grants, which provides last-dollar scholarships for adults in pursuit of higher education and vocational training. The new plan is similar to the Tennessee Promise program, which offers similar opportunities for high school seniors. Both the Tennessee Reconnect and Tennessee Promise programs are part of the State’s Drive to 55 plan to bring the number of Tennessee adults with some kind of post-secondary training to 55 percent in the coming years. …

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Tennessee School Boards Sue State Over Funding

Tennessee School Boards Sue State Over FundingSeven Tennessee school districts recently filed a lawsuit against state officials alleging that the state violated Tennessee law by failing to provide adequate funding for education. The lawsuit alleges that state officials have breached their duty “under the Tennessee Constitution to provide a system of free public education.” According to reports, Hamilton County and six Chattanooga-area school districts allege that by shorting schools by hundreds of millions of dollars, the state has created an huge gap in the quality of education between well-off and less affluent areas. The lawsuit alleges that the state’s funding formula underestimates the cost of …

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Tennessee Educator’s Insurance: Crafting Tech Policies Part 2

Tennessee Educator’s Insurance: Crafting Tech Policies Part2 Tennessee Educators Insurance Crafting Technology Policies Part2

In the first part of this post, we discussed the recent controversy surrounding the Williamson County School District’s (WCSD) technology and policy. There were many concerns voiced by students and parents about the amount of control the school officials had over the students’ technology activity and involvement. Some concerned parents brought the issue to the attention of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) which pushed to have the regulations revised.

According to the ACUL, the WCSD’s technology policy was a violation to students’ First and Fourth Amendment rights of freedom of expression …

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Tennessee Educator’s Insurance: Crafting Tech Policies Part1

Tennessee Educator’s Insurance: Crafting Tech Policies Part 1 Tennessee Educator's Insurance Crafting Tech Policies Part 1

Last fall the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently teamed up with the Electronic Frontier Foundation to contest a Tennessee school district’s campus technology policy. Like many schools districts across the country, the Williamson County School District’s (WCSD) had been working to adopt a digital technology and social media policy that would allow educators to monitor and curb students’ use of electronics on campus but still encourage their use in the classroom. Last year the WCSD came up with new guidelines for their students which included a contract that students and their …

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Chattanooga Educational Liability Insurance: Altering Policies

Chattanooga Educational Liability Insurance: Altering Policies Chattanooga Educational Liability Insurance Altering Policies

The Williamson County School District (WCSD) recently came under fire from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) regarding the district’s current policy governing student’s use of social media and electronic devices.  The current policy is designed to monitor and curb student’s usages of social media by allowing school officials to search through any electronic devices utilized on school property, including students’ personal devices. Students and parents at WCSD institutions have been asked to sign and comply with the district’s “Acceptable Use, Media Release and Internet Safety” guidelines contract as part of the “Bring Your …

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Sevier County Educators Insurance: Feds Investigate University Shortcomings

Sevier County Educators Insurance: Feds Investigate University Shortcomings Educators Insurance Feds Investigate University Shortcomings

The Obama administration released new documentation in late April clarifying the responsibilities of higher education institutions when handling sexual misconduct allegations on campus. The administration’s sexual assault and harassment task force launched their website Not Alone along with an official Fact Sheet, outlining new intentions to “identify the scope of the problem on college campuses.” Their top priorities also include helping schools respond more effectively to assault allegations, improving federal policy enforcement and other universal sexual assault prevention measures.

The fact sheet is designed to outline a plan for further investigation …

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