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THEC in the National News

For Cuomo's free tuition plan, lessons from Tennessee | The New York Times

States aim to lure college dropouts back to school | Wall Street Journal

To boost its economy, Tennessee is creating more college grads | The Christian Science Monitor

Free tuition plans could spread among states as Sanders pushes Congress for 'college for all' | Newsweek

States beef up school counseling corps | Education Week

Replicating the Tennessee Promise | Inside Higher Ed

Tennessee college prep program helped students save $64M in tuition | Education Drive

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Groundbreaking Tennessee Reconnect Act Headed to Governor | May 10, 2017

THEC Reports Show More Students Than Ever Going to College, Demonstrate Progress toward the Drive to 55 | April 18, 2017

Haslam Praises Swift Confirmation of Local University Governing Boards | February 13, 2017

Haslam Files NextTennessee Legislative Agenda | February 7, 2017

Tennessee Promise Sees Increased Enrollment, Strong Retention Rates in Year 2 | February 2, 2017

Haslam Proclaims January 12 TN FAFSA Frenzy Day | January 10, 2017

LEAP Generates Nearly 1,000 In-Demand Postsecondary Credentials in First Full Year of Operation; THEC Recommends Additional Expansion of Program | January 5, 2017

Haslam Announces Drive to 55 Capacity Fund Grants | November 16, 2016

Governor Haslam Recognizes Tennessee Veterans 2016 | November 7, 2016

Haslam Announces Record Number of Tennessee Promise Applicants, Calls for Mentors | November 2, 2016

Haslam Announces Local Governing Board for Middle Tennessee State University | October 13, 2016

Haslam Announces Local Governing Board for Tennessee Technological University | October 13, 2016

Haslam Announces Local Governing Board for the University of Memphis | October 12, 2016

Haslam Announces Local Governing Board for Tennessee State University | October 12, 2016

Haslam Announces Local Governing Board for Austin Peay State University | October 11, 2016

Haslam Announces Local Governing Board for East Tennessee State University | October 11, 2016

TCAT Memphis and Bartlett High School Announce Partnership Providing Early College Credit in Machine Tool Technology | October 10, 2016

State of Tennessee Rolls Out Series of Fall Events to Promote College Access | September 28, 2016

Haslam Announces Advise TN Partner Schools | September 26, 2016

Haslam Announces Labor Education Alignment Program Grants | September 20, 2016

College Outreach Fairs Set Statewide for ITT Tech Students | September 12, 2016

THEC Statement on ITT Technical Institute Closure | September 6, 2016

Nearly $1 Million in Veteran Reconnect Grants Support Campus Services to Student Veterans | August 24, 2016

Tennessee Continues To Lead in FAFSA Filings | August 18, 2016

THEC Awards Nearly $800,000 in Tennessee Promise Forward Grants to Community Colleges | August 15, 2016

THEC Adult Student Fact Book Highlights Where and How Adults are Pursuing Postsecondary Education in Tennessee | August 9, 2016

Haslam Appoints Mike Krause To Lead Tennessee Higher Education Commission | July 12, 2016

THEC Awards $800,000 to Improve Student Outcomes in Higher Education | June 8, 2016

Haslam Signs FOCUS Act Centered on Student and College Success | June 8, 2016

THEC Releases Snapshot of Higher Education Data for 2015-16 Academic Year | May 24, 2016

Haslam Bolsters Drive to 55 Campaign With New College Counseling Program for High Schools | May 19, 2016

THEC Awards $1,125,000 to Tennessee Communities to Develop Local Networks That Support Adult Learners | May 11, 2016

Haslam Thanks Legislature for Partnering To Make Largest Investment in K-12 Without a Tax Increase | April 22, 2016

Haslam Announces 81 Percent Retention Rate for Promise Students | April 7, 2016

FOCUS Act Puts Tennessee on Best Path for Reaching Drive to 55 | April 4, 2016

Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) Will Celebrate Workforce Development on TN LEAP Day | February 22,2016

Haslam Announces 2016 Legislative Agenda| January 21, 2016

THEC Report Highlights Continued Demand for Skilled Workers | January 21, 2016

TSAC Celebrates Over One Million Lottery Scholarships Awarded | January 19, 2016

 Encourages Tennessee Adults To "Reconnect And Complete" College Degrees | January 13, 2016

THEC Releases 2016 LEAP Annual Report as Program Furthers Education and Industry Alignment | January 5, 2016

Haslam Announces FOCUS Act Transition Task Force | December 7, 2015

Haslam Announces Next Step in Drive to 55 | December 1, 2015

Schedule for Governor Haslam's FY 2016-2017 Budget Hearings | November 19, 2015

Governor Haslam Recognizes Tennessee Veterans | November 10, 2015

Haslam Outlines Progress, Challenges at Drive to 55 Summit | September 21, 2015