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Photo by Greg French / Sidelines Archive On Wednesday, the Tennessee General Assembly passed the Tennessee Reconnect Act, which would allow adults in the state to attend community college tuition-free. The act is now on its way to Gov. Bill Haslam’s desk for approval. Tennessee Reconnect was first introduced in Haslam’s 2017 State of the State …

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Photo by Gregory French // Sidelines Archive Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will visit McGavock High School in Nashville on Wednesday, according to the White House. The Second Lady will be joined by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and U.S. Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell, among others, as she tours …

Vice President Joe Biden addressed thousands of city leaders from across the country as part of the National League of Cities’ annual meeting at Nashville’s Music City Center Thursday afternoon. Biden, who spoke for about 45 minutes, reflected on his early start in local government as a county councilman in Delaware and acknowledged the duties of local officials, who he said often go unrecognized for …

A bill that would modify the highly anticipated Tennessee Promise scholarship to benefit students entering the military passed swiftly and without objection through the state Senate Monday afternoon. Senate Bill 56, by state Sen. Mark Green, R-Clarksville, “really cleans up some language for folks in the military,” allowing high school students who opt to enter …

A plan to offer free tuition to all Tennessee high school graduates has some higher-education institutions looking to hire more faculty. Gov. Bill Haslam announced the initiative as a way to help boost the number of Tennesseans with two- or four-year degrees to 55 percent, up from 33 percent now. The Daily News Journal reports …

Undocumented high school students will not be able to take advantage of Tennessee Promise, the state’s new free community college program. WPLN-FM reports (http://bit.ly/1xrmzi7 ) before getting state funding, students must apply for federal financial aid, but undocumented students are not eligible for it. Some immigrants had hoped it would be different. The governor’s speech introducing …