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Trump education pick DeVos promotes school choice at confirmation hearing

Education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos voiced strong support for public school alternatives at her confirmation hearing Tuesday, telling senators that “parents no longer believe that a one-size-fits-all model of learning fits the needs of every child.” DeVos told the Senate Health, Education and Pensions Committe that she would be “a strong advocate for great public

Nashville Public Schools Expands Free-Dinner Program for Students

Elizabeth BeShears, The Metro Nashville Public Schools district announced it is expanding its after-school program to include dinner for students at 35 locations.   The Metro Nashville Public Schools district announced it is expanding its after-school program to include dinner for students at 35 locations. The district has been participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s

June Gloom For American Workers And Obama’s Legacy

James Setterlund,  Through the first two weeks of June, Americans entering the workforce or saving for retirement were dealt back-to-back blows from President Obama’s economic policies.   The slow job growth that many had long anticipated was confirmed in the most recent jobs report. Experts had predicted that the number of jobs created this past

Tea Party struggles to repeat Cantor-style shock in Tennessee

 The shock defeat of Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a primary in Virginia this week has fueled hopes among Tea Party activists in Tennessee that they can stage a similar upset against Senator Lamar Alexander in August. But the Cantor loss, while enough to shake Washington and the Republican establishment, may not be