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Thursday, February 07, 2019

Drive to 55
Tennessee is exceeding the ambitious "Drive to 55" goal to graduate 79,000 students with a college or post-secondary degree annually by about 1,500 students each year. State Senator Steve Southerland says the news was part of a "State of Higher Education" report delivered to members of the Senate Education Committee this week. The improved graduation rate can be partially attributed to the number of adult learners who are coming back to earn their degree through Tennessee's Reconnect Grant Program. It is the state's initiative to help more adults return to higher education to gain new skills, advance in the workplace, and fulfill lifelong dreams of completing a degree or credential. The Tennessee Reconnect Grant is available to individuals who: have been a Tennessee resident for at least one year and have not previously earned an associate or baccalaureate degree. The award amount that students receive varies based on the amount of remaining tuition and mandatory fees after all other gift aid has first been applied. Tennessee's success with the program goes against national trends which show declining enrollment, especially as the economy has strengthened.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

  • Wilson charges are certified
  • Gardner convicted of aggravated sexual battery of a child
  • TVA moves away from coal
  • Alexander and Roe support budget legislation

    Thursday, February 14, 2019

  • Cocke County schools closed on Friday
  • Students poorly prepared for college
  • TennCare expansion
  • STEM initiative
  • Cocke County Grand jury indicts several
  • Fine arrest

    Wednesday, February 13, 2019

  • Newport receives $950,0000 state grant
  • Cocke County education
  • Newport City Council
  • Newport City Council
  • Newport City Council

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019

  • Skimming arrests
  • Wyse sentencing
  • Cocke Finance Committee
  • Jimtown fire

    Monday, February 11, 2019

  • DCS investigations
  • Efforts to restrict same sex marriage
  • UT Medical Center restricts visits
  • Gas prices move lower
  • Gas prices move lower

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