Drive to 55 http://wkyufm.org en Gov. Haslam to Talk about Plans to Increase 2-Year Degrees in Tennessee http://wkyufm.org/post/gov-haslam-talk-about-plans-increase-2-year-degrees-tennessee <p>Gov. Bill Haslam is continuing to push an initiative to increase the number of Tennesseans with at least a two-year college degree or certificate.</p><p>The governor is scheduled to talk more about the "Drive to 55" plan at an event in Nashville on Wednesday.</p><p>He announced the initiative in his State of the State address earlier this year and has been working on it over the past months. He is expected to more clearly define the state's challenges on Wednesday, as well as give an update on its progress.</p><p>Currently, 32 percent of Tennesseans have a two-year degree or higher, and Haslam's goal is to raise that number to 55 percent by 2025. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 13:03:06 +0000 Associated Press 36507 at http://wkyufm.org