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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 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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