There is no indication when public school classes will begin in Sumner County, Tennessee, despite an additional $2.2 million appropriation by the County Commission. Commissioners approved the funding Monday, but schools officials had said they needed $7.6 million additional dollars to operate the school system.
Students in a northern Tennessee county are in limbo as the local school board continues to debate a budget impasse. The Tennessean reports the school board voted 10-1 last week to delay the beginning of school in order to deal with a nearly $8 million budget hole.
Kentucky lawmakers are trying to figure out how the state can improve digital learning across all classrooms in the commonwealth. The General Assembly has formed a task force to review possible legislative changes that encourage using technology in schools.
The Associated Press reports that seventeen states, including Tennessee, have established sales tax holidays for back to school purchases. The states provide temporary tax breaks on back to school items such as clothes, notebook paper, pencils, and ---in some states---computers.
Only about 20% of public school superintendents in Kentucky are women, and there’s currently only one minority in that role. Applications are being accepted through August 13th for the Kentucky Department of Education's Minority Superintendent Intern Program.
The Sandusky scandal at Penn State is prompting many universities to double check their policies to make sure that wrongdoing in an athletic program is handled appropriately. WKU President Gary Ransdell told the University's Board of Regents today that University attorney Deborah Wilkins is checking on current procedures at WKU.
Attorneys for a defunct for-profit college plan to pursue about $32 million in funds from the U.S. Department of Education. The move comes after a Bankruptcy Judge ruled that the government cut off money from the institution, based on misstatements.
A federal judge has ruled that the Kentucky Attorney General’s lawsuit against Daymar College can move forward in Daviess Circuit Court. The for-profit college system is headquartered in Owensboro and has several campuses in Kentucky and one in Rockport, Indiana.