NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Legislation that would allow a student to express a religious belief in a school assignment has overwhelmingly passed the House. Under the proposal, a student could express beliefs about religion in homework, artwork and other written and oral assignments free from discrimination based on the religious content.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's largest teachers' union is suing the Knox County Board of Education, claiming the student test scores used to assess a teacher's performance were flawed and cost her a bonus. The lawsuit says Knox County teacher Lisa Trout was unfairly denied the district's bonus after being misled about how her TVAAS estimate would be calculated.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee State Parks is offering free guided hikes at each of the 54 state parks on March 22. Officials say the 2014 Spring Hikes are designed for all ages and abilities, raning from one mile in length for novices to longer distances for more experienced hikers.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country Music Hall of Fame singer Mel Tillis is recovering in Nashville after heart surgery over the weekend. According to a statement from his daughter, Pam Tillis, the 81-year-old singer required a "routine heart procedure," but is expected to make a full recovery.
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