Knoxville News Sentinel wins national FOI award

From Knoxville News Sentinel:

The News Sentinel received the Freedom of Information Award from the Associated Press Managing Editors during the journalism organization’s national convention this week in Nashville.

The award recognizes journalists or newspapers who advance freedom of information, make good use of FOI principles or statutes, or significantly widen the scope of information available to the public.


Keep charter schools’ operations in public view

From Jackson Sun:

The state of Tennessee has moved aggressively to expand the role of charter schools in public education, and we have been supportive of those moves. Now, additional legislation is being debated in the General Assembly to ensure that charter schools adhere to state open meetings and open records laws. These bills are an absolute must, as charter schools are paid for with public funds.