Entries by Press Release Center

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Trump Executive Order on Campus Free Speech

Executive Order from President Donald J. Trump: Link: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-improving-free-inquiry-transparency-accountability-colleges-universities/ Executive Order on Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities Issued on: March 21, 2019 By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. […]

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Governor: School Choice Gaining Momentum in TN

Press Release from the Office of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, March 21, 2019: Praise for education savings accounts, charter schools NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s charter school bill passed in both the Tennessee General Assembly House and Senate education committees just one day after Gov. Lee’s education savings account proposal advanced from […]

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Cookville-Putnam Tourism Promoters Playing Up UC at SE Regional Conference

Press Release from the Cookeville-Putnam Visitors’ Bureau, March 21, 2019: Link: https://visitcookevilletn.com/ DAYTONA BEACH – “One Meeting, Twelve States, Infinite Ideas,” is the sentiment of the 2019 Southeast Tourism Society’s CONNECTIONS Conference, taking place this week in Daytona Beach, Fl. Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors’ Bureau team members Zach Ledbetter and Molly Brown attended, along with nearly […]

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TN Fishermen Top Finishers at Bassmaster Classic

Press Release from the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, March 18, 2019: Link: https://www.tn.gov/twra/news/2019/3/18/tennessee-anglers-shine-in-bassmaster-classic-with-top-two-places–two-additional-in-top-seven.html Tennessee Anglers Shine in Bassmaster Classic with Top Two Places; Two Additional in Top Seven Tennessee anglers captured the top two places and posted two additional spots among the top seven in the 2019 Bassmaster Classic. The impressive performances capped off the […]

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ProEdTN: Testing Flexibility Needed in Tennessee

Press Release from Professional Educators of Tennessee, March 19, 2019: Op-Ed by JC Bowman Executive Director Professional Educators of Tennessee jc.bowman@proedtn.org In Tennessee, we appreciate straight talk and candor. So, to the point: statewide testing has taken a wrong turn in public education, not to mention Tennessee has failed in our statewide testing administration since […]

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TN Comptroller Report: ‘Ineffective Teachers Have Negative Impacts on Students’

Press Release from the Office of Tennessee Comptroller Justin P. Wilson, March 19, 2019: Link: https://comptroller.tn.gov/news/2019/3/19/new-report-examines-impact-of-ineffective-teachers-on-students.html The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has released a new report that explores how students in Tennessee’s public schools are impacted when they are taught by an ineffective teacher for two consecutive years. The report was prepared at the request of […]

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Twenty-Seven Acres Added to Fall Creek Falls SP

Press Release from TennGreen, March 15, 2019: Link: https://www.tenngreen.org/single-post/2019/03/18/Fall-Creek-Falls-Expansion The Tennessee Parks & Greenways Foundation (TennGreen) and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) are thrilled to announce the protection of two significant inholdings in Fall Creek Falls State Park, located in Van Buren County. These two properties, which total around 27 acres on […]

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Flood-Damage Assessment Time on Cumberland Basin Lakes

Press Release from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, March 14, 2019: Link: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/314235/recreation-facilities-receive-damage-assessments-waters-recede NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 14, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is assessing damage to recreation facilities at its 10 lakes in the Cumberland River Basin as high waters begin to recede. Officials are working as conditions allow […]

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Spring Cleanup Dates Scheduled for Civil War Battlefields

PRESS RELEASE from the the American Battlefield Trust, March 14, 2019: Link: https://www.battlefields.org/ Volunteers throughout Tennessee are teaming up with the American Battlefield Trust to aid in the maintenance and restoration of 13 Volunteer State battlefields and historic sites as part of Park Day, an annual nationwide, hands-on preservation event. Since its inception in 1996, […]

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TDEC Adds 400 Acres to Piney Falls State Natural Area

Press Release from the State of Tennessee, March 12, 2019: The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has acquired nearly 400 acres as an addition to the 440-acre Piney Falls State Natural Area in Rhea County. “This significant acquisition, which contains stunning views of the ridge and valley of the Cumberland Plateau, provides additional […]