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Tenn. Legislature: Wednesday Agenda Focuses on Schools

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Legislation that would permit a charter school to be operated by a for-profit entity is advancing in the House.

   The measure sponsored by Democratic Rep. John DeBerry of Memphis was approved on a voice vote in the House Education Subcommittee on Tuesday. The companion bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

   DeBerry said the legislation is permissive, meaning a school district has to approve it.

   Currently, Tennessee has 69 charter schools, which are publicly financed but operated independently.

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Wednesday's Tenn. Legislature Agenda

Noon. House Civil Justice Committee. Permits handgun carry permit holders to carry in any state park.

3:30 p.m. Senate Education Committee. Makes students in the country illegally eligible for in-state tuition; stops implementation of Common Core standards in Tennessee; proposal to create a community college program for all high school graduates; creates school voucher program in Tennessee.


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