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Higher education cuts hurt families

To most of us, $19 million is a whole lot of money; it’s certainly much more than the oft-referenced cost of a cup of coffee. But, that’s the specific amount sliced from Tennessee’s allocation to public higher education institutions for the fiscal year beginning on July 1. While the governor was forced to reduce his […]

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Tech Talk: Improving web performance

Google now uses page load times as a key metric in site result placement. Make your site load faster and you’ll be ranked higher, guaranteed. – Andy Roberts, Managing Partner, Roberts Strategies Andy Roberts, managing partner, recently spoke to the Topanga, CA Technology Group on improving web performance. He showed how a few changes in […]

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State needs new emphasis on higher education

Where does public higher education stand in the pecking order of priorities in the Volunteer State? Not very high, I’m afraid. In the past decade we have seen major shifts, some good and some bad, in efforts to provide a quality post-secondary education for Tennessee’s students. I had the privilege of being involved in one […]

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Nashville Eye Higher Ed Feels Hit

When does enough finally become too much? Tennessee may be reaching that point in one significantly critical area as the state budget belt tightens in response to an economic downturn.  That area: Higher education. As one who has been privileged to work in higher education (University of Tennessee) and to consult with the nation’s sixth […]

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Nashville should boldly lead the way in school director search

A couple of years ago, Rip Van Winkle awakened after 100 years of sleep to see what the world had become. As he rubbed his eyes, so the story goes, Van Winkle was amazed by the wondrous changes that had occurred during his century of somnolence.  Automobiles, airplanes, space ships, telephones, radio, television and the […]

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C’mon teachers, get real

It’s easy to get “furiouser and furiouser” watching educated people kicking, not just looking, a gift horse in the mouth. I don’t know who volunteered to anonymously donate $400,000 for incentives to help in producing better results in some of Metro’s most troubled schools, I know that they must be a generous and dedicated citizen.  […]

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