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The Fisk Jubilee Singers performs at the university's 150th gala in April 2016.
Credit: Raymond Wade/Fisk University.
Funding / Tennessee

Fisk University Embraces 150 Years Of History — But Wants To Move Past Financial Troubles

It was founded 150 years ago, just after the Civil War, to educate freed slaves. It graduated prominent black leaders of the Harlem Renaissance and Civil Rights.

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Florida / Funding / Testing

Florida Senate Starts Looking At Teacher Pay, School Funding, Recess, And Testing

Florida lawmakers could take up an education agenda that includes testing changes, recess, more money for teachers and a greater focus on higher education—at least, in the Senate.

Education Secretary John King meets with teachers and students in Indianola. AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis
Funding / Mississippi

Education Secretary: More Resources Needed for Mississippi Schools

In Mississippi, the average school district spends roughly $9,500 per student annually. That money, which comes from state, federal and local sources, is less than the national average.

The Metro school board voted in June to pursue a lawsuit, with board members Mary Pierce and Elissa Kim abstaining. Credit: DOUGLAS CORZINE / WPLN (FILE PHOTO)
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Once Reluctant, Metro Joins School Districts Suing For More State Funding

Nashville’s public schools have officially joined the legal fight over state funding. The district follows Memphis and Chattanooga in suing Governor Bill Haslam to get more education money. But the complaint — approved in June and filed on Thursday — is particular to Nashville.

TSU acknowledges the state's findings and says it will avoid similar problems in the future. Credit: TSU Media Relations
Funding / Tennessee

TSU Says It’s Fixing Issues Raised In State Audit

An annual audit released Monday found that Tennessee State University made some significant errors in recent financial statements. The state comptroller’s office also cited the school for not reporting enrollment changes quickly enough.

Spending from pro-charter groups wasn't enough to oust incumbent school board candidates Thursday night. DOUGLAS CORZINE / WPLN (FILE PHOTO)
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After Big Spending On Challengers, Metro School Board Stays Put

The incumbents on the Metro school board all kept their seats on election night, despite heavy out-of-state spending from charter school advocates for most of their opponents. Some voters saw the races as a referendum on the privately-run schools.

The Carl Van Vechten gallery is home to the Stieglitz collection half the time; the other half, it's housed in Arkansas. Credit: TONY GONZALEZ / WPLN
Funding / Higher Education / Tennessee

Facing Financial Collapse, Fisk University Quietly Sold Off Two Major Paintings In 2010

While Fisk University was fighting a drawn-out legal battle over the fate of a high-profile art collection, it quietly sold two other paintings in the school’s archives. That twist in the story was first reported Tuesday

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Funding / Higher Education / Louisiana

Squabbling Over Crumbs

After the House approved cuts freeing up another $70-million for the upcoming budget Monday, they then squabbled over where to spend it – on TOPS, or on health care.