Thursday, January 27, 2022

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The Indiana House passes a controversial bill barring schools from teaching about Critical Race Theory; and President Biden pledges to place a Black woman on the Supreme Court for the first time.

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Justice Stephen Breyer formally announces his retirement; the Dept. of Education will help students who fell behind during the pandemic; and AZ lawmakers consider a bill granting them control over elections.

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Free COVID tests by mail but some rural Americans need to go the extra mile; farmer storytellers join national campaign to battle corporate consolidation; specialty nurses want more authority; and rare bat gets credit for the mythic margarita.

Tennessee

Monday, January 24, 2022

Report: College Degrees Boost Income; TN Program Helps Adult Learners

A new study adds to evidence that higher-education credentials can increase a person's earning power over a lifetime. The research from economists …

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While the number of public school teachers of color has grown substantially, the increase has not kept pace with changes in the nation's student population, according to the National Council on Teacher Quality. (Adobe Stock)
Race, Gender Factors in TN Teacher Classroom-Observation Scores

New research suggests Tennessee's system for rating a teacher's effectiveness by observing them in the classroom may not be equitable - at a time when…


TN Hotline Received More than 1,000 Human-Trafficking Tips in 2021

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and state public health officials said it is important to recognize the warning signs and risk …

Older Americans Can Expect Higher Drug Prices in 2022

Older adults will likely shell out more for healthcare costs in 2022. Medicare beneficiaries will see their premiums for 'Part B,' which covers …


Report Ranks Tennessee 41st for Health Outcomes

A new report provides insight into what Tennessee could focus on in the New Year to improve the health of its residents. The America's Health …


Tennesseans More Likely to Die of Heart Attack During Winter Holidays

More heart-attack deaths occur between Christmas Day and New Year's Day than any other time of the year, but medical experts say there are ways to …

Why Southern U.S. is Prone to December Tornadoes

THE CONVERSATION COLLABORATION KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The tornadoes that ripped through multiple states, killing more than 100 people, were created by a …


Shelby County Pretrial System Under Scrutiny, Calls for Reform

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Legal advocacy groups in Tennessee have asked Shelby County Court officials to change their bail and pretrial detention practices…

Potential in Congress to Close TN Health-Coverage Gap

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Many low-income Tennesseans without health insurance would quality for 'zero-dollar' out-of-pocket health coverage under a new …


Experts: Reform Needed to Address Federal Vacancies, Slow Nomination Process

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Numerous government positions remain unfilled, and experts say overdue nominations and a Senate backlog highlight the need for an …

Experts: Lifestyle Changes Can Stem Onset of Pre-Diabetes, Diabetes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and state health experts say they are working to educate individuals on ways to reverse pre-…


 

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