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Rep. David Byrd
March 28, 2019
One day after voting against Tennessee voucher bill, embattled legislator ousted as ed chairman
Rep. David Byrd, accused of sexual misconduct in the 1980s, was forced to step down from his leadership position in Tennessee's legislature.
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Updated February 20, 2019
Tennessee’s ‘parent dress code’ bill clears first legislative hurdle
Every Tennessee school district would have to develop a code of conduct for parents and other school visitors under a bill that narrowly advances.
January 10, 2019
Meet the Tennessee lawmakers who will shape education legislation this year
Thirty-two legislators will serve as the gatekeepers for hundreds of bills dealing with public education over the next two years.
April 3, 2018
Bill to arm some Tennessee teachers with handguns killed in House committee
The vote ends the march of a bill that easily had cleared two legislative hurdles and was expected to reach the House floor.
Updated March 28, 2018
Bill to arm Tennessee teachers remains up in the air as sponsor faces sexual misconduct allegations
Rep. David Byrd's bill sailed through its first two legislative hurdles but was postponed in the House just before a news report aired with the allegations.
Teaching & Classroom
March 6, 2018
Bill to arm some Tennessee teachers with guns on hold for now
Rep. David Byrd, named this week to the governor's task force on school safety, says he'll "wait and see" before pressing his bill.
March 1, 2018
Haslam to name task force on school safety in Tennessee
The governor's task force will include law enforcement, education leaders, mental health professionals, and legislators.
February 28, 2018
Proposal to arm teachers with guns advances in Tennessee legislature
The bill would allow districts to adopt policies that let select school staff voluntarily carry a concealed handgun on school property.
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