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1 hr ago | The Weekly Standard
A raft of new Education Department regulations has been bobbing among the roiling waters of American higher education for nearly a month now, and perhaps the most sensible reaction to the controversy comes from Sen. Lamar Alexander-a former governor, college president, and secretary of education.
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6 hrs ago | The Charlotte Observer
The poll, by Survey USA, showed Tillis with support from 39 percent of likely primary voters.
Two weeks after Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigned, a new audit has revived a year-old debate over whether she violated laws or ethics rules in drumming up private support for enrolling more Americans in health insurance exchanges.
Using a new dataset on various types of household debt, including student loans, research from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York found that total outstanding educational debt nearly tripled from 2004 to 2012, growing from $364 billion to $966 billion.
Cooper, D-Nashville, not only co-sponsors a major immigration proposal, he recently signed a discharge petition to try and force House Republican leaders to move it out of multiple committees -- several have jurisdiction over parts of it -- onto the House floor for a vote.
Among the crowd of 500 who gathered Monday, April 21, for the 11th annual Dunavant Public Servant Awards were fourth- and fifth-graders from White Station Elementary School.
Wade Houston, right, is welcomed as the new University of Tennessee men's basketball coach by Athletic Director Doug Dickey on April 4, 1989, at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Senator Lamar Alexander, the senior Republican on the Senate education committee and former U.S. Secretary of Education under George H.W. Bush, released the following statement on the Supreme Court's decision to uphold a Michigan ballot initiative banning affirmative action in admissions decisions at the state's public colleges and universities: ... (more)
In this week's Republican address, Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee criticizes Democratic approaches to government, saying that Dems in Washington want to mandate what Americans can and cannot do.
For the third election cycle in a row, 9th District congressman Steve Cohen has been endorsed in the course of a contested Democratic primary by President Barack Obama.
Officials at the United Auto Workers are abandoning their challenge of a failed union vote at a Volkswagen facility in Tennessee.
For years, mentions of Earth Day have sprung up each April from members of both parties.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius last year approached five organizations seeking money or technical help for Enroll America, a nonprofit working to increase participation in the federal health law, according to a review of HHS interviews and documents carried out by the congressional watchdog.
ED TECH'S 'DAVOS' STARTS TODAY: Hundreds of ed tech investors and entrepreneurs will rendezvous in Scottsdale, Ariz., this week for the Education Innovation Summit.
Erin Magee is one of five Republicans seeking the nomination to oppose Seventh District Democrat Andre Carson.