Haslam's Tennessee Promise education plan gains support - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Haslam's Tennessee Promise education plan gains support

Posted: Updated:
KNOXVILLE (News Sentinel) -

The governor's message that community college is affordable could do as much to attract high school seniors to campuses as the money they would receive as part of his plan to make two-year schools free.

Researchers, analysts and higher education authorities around the country, while cautioning the importance of shoring up funding, have lauded Haslam's scholarship plan for both providing new opportunities to students and drawing attention to the importance of pursuing a college education.

"We think it has the potential to make a big difference because oftentimes there's not a good understanding of the financial aid opportunities for students, even for the relatively inexpensive community college tuitions," said David Baime, senior vice president for government relations and research at the American Association of Community Colleges.

Read more more our partners at Knox News.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Residents tour CPD's Real Time Intelligence Center with Chief Roddy

    Residents tour CPD's Real Time Intelligence Center with Chief Roddy

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 10:58 PM EDT2017-08-24 02:58:35 GMT
    Photo by WRCB reporter Taneisha Cordell.Photo by WRCB reporter Taneisha Cordell.

    Chief David Roddy took about two dozen people on a tour of the department's Real Time Intelligence Center (RTIC).  RTIC was unveiled back in March. It's a place where investigators can monitor real time cameras, review video footage and store digital data. 

    More

    Chief David Roddy took about two dozen people on a tour of the department's Real Time Intelligence Center (RTIC).  RTIC was unveiled back in March. It's a place where investigators can monitor real time cameras, review video footage and store digital data. 

    More
  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 10:57 PM EDT2017-08-24 02:57:22 GMT
    Among 10 Things to Know: Trump revisits Charlottesville comments in angry speech in Phoenix; US Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after warship accidents; ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee taken off University of...More
    Among 10 Things to Know: Trump revisits Charlottesville comments in angry speech in Phoenix; US Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after warship accidents; ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee taken off University of Virginia football game because of his name.More
  • Walmart joins forces with Google on voice-activated shopping

    Walmart joins forces with Google on voice-activated shopping

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 10:57 PM EDT2017-08-24 02:57:11 GMT
    Walmart dives into voice-activated shopping in partnership with Google.More
    Walmart dives into voice-activated shopping in partnership with Google.More
Powered by Frankly