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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 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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