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TBR President Pens Guest Column Supporting TN Promise

The following article appeared in several papers across the state: In February, during his State of the State address, Gov. Bill Haslam proposed something extraordinary. He introduced the Tennessee Promise, an initiative that will provide “last dollar” scholarships at community colleges within the state, providing the opportunity for every Tennessee high school graduate to attend […]

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TBR Honors Randy Boyd with Gordon Fee Leadership in Education Award

TENNESSEE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE HONORS BOYD FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO COLLEGE ACCESS AND SUCCESS NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Business Roundtable has recognized Knoxville entrepreneur Randy Boyd with its top award for civic engagement. Boyd, chairman of Radio Systems Corp., received the Roundtable’s “Gordon Fee Leadership in Education Award” for his support of public education in the Volunteer […]

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TBR Passes Resolution Supporting TN Promise

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE TENNESSEE PROMISE   WHEREAS, the Tennessee Business Roundtable has long supported education advancements through support, development, and implementation of such reforms as the TN Diploma Project, First to the Top, the Complete College Act of Tennessee, Complete College Academies, and the Common Core State Standards. WHEREAS, on February 3, 2014 […]

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TBR Updates Resolution Supporting TN Common Core Standards

RESOLUTION TO URGE CONTINUED IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS WHEREAS, education “standards” define expectations of what students should know at the conclusion of a course of study. Standards do not dictate curriculum or prescribe a particular method of instruction.  The adoption of particular standards is made at the state level.  One of the […]

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The Tennessee Business Roundtable, an organization of senior level business leaders, seeks to collaborate with state government and Tennessee’s business organizations to develop and implement policy supporting business and economic growth in Tennessee