tnAchieves State Of Tennessee Promise Community Tour

Thursday, May 18, 2017

tnAchieves, the partnering organization that administers Governor Haslam’s Tennessee Promise scholarship program in 84 counties, invites community members to attend the State of Tennessee Promise community tour beginning on May 22 and continuing through August 10.
 
tnAchieves will host community meetings in each of the 84 counties it serves. "The purpose of these meetings is to provide stakeholders with county-level student data in an effort to increase student completion.  These meetings will also provide an opportunity to have any questions answered about the Tennessee Promise program," officials said.
 
“When tnAchieves launched Tennessee Promise, we vowed to keep the program local in an effort to best serve students,” said Krissy DeAlejandro, executive director of tnAchieves.  “The tour is tnAchieves keeping its promise to our stakeholders by offering a local, data-driven conversation about student success.  We will be celebrating our successes while also discussing solutions for increased student completion.”  
 
Those who wish to attend should register for their preferred meeting time and location at https://tnachieves.org/tour/. tnAchieves encourages those who wish to attend to register early as space could be limited.

For information on tnAchieves or its tour, contact Ms. DeAlejandro at 865-621-9223 or krissy@tnachieves.org.



Lee's 2018 Rymer Winners Announced

Lee University awarded nine incoming freshman the 2018 Rymer Scholarship on Wednesday. Three Gold Scholars, three Silver Scholars, and three Bronze Scholars were presented at the annual Rymer Scholars banquet on Lee’s campus.  The Rymer Foundation, established in 1989 by Hoyle Rymer and his father, Robert Rymer, awards the scholarships annually. The award honors exceptional ... (click for more)

Lee Students Selected As Ledford Scholars

Five Lee University students, Nicole Tripp, Ana Villa, Ashley Walker, Kyra Williams, and Kelly Wnuk, were selected by the Appalachian College Association as Colonel B. Ledford Scholars.  The Colonel B. Ledford Scholarship offers financial assistance to eligible students who are conducting summer research at ACA member institutions.  Ms. Tripp and Ms. Walker will ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Police Arrest Robbery Suspects Within Hours Of Holdup; Citizen Takes Quick Photo Of Suspect Vehicle

Chattanooga Police officers arrested two suspects involved in an armed robbery within hours of the incident. Officers responded to an armed robbery call at 5966 Brainerd Road  at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The victim told police she was exiting her vehicle when she was approached by a white male pointing a handgun at her demanding her purse and cell phone. The victim ... (click for more)

WACKER-Charleston Taking Initial Steps To Restart Polysilicon Production After Explosion Shut Facility Last September

WACKER-Charleston announced Thursday it has resumed operations for the production of polysilicon. Using a phase-in approach, WACKER has begun the initial start-up of the site, beginning with distillation. The initial production of polysilicon is targeted to begin in the next few weeks. WACKER anticipates the Charleston site will reach full capacity in the fourth quarter ... (click for more)

Keep The Gifted Program In The Hamilton County Schools - And Response (2)

I currently have a daughter in fourth grade at Lookout Valley Elementary and a daughter in the eighth grade at Lookout Valley Middle High School. Both of my daughters are very good students, as well as being very good people. I am writing today with a concern. I was made aware that the Hamilton County Department of Education is considering cutting the gifted program ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Remarkable Diane Black

As I was introduced to Tennessee gubernatorial candidate Diane Black on Thursday afternoon, I told her that one of my favorite stories is about her when she was a young, single mother in Baltimore. Her nursing job required her to sign on no later than 6:30 a.m. for work in the emergency room each day but … she had to bathe, dress, and feed her three infants and get each to a different ... (click for more)