A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is posted Monday - Wednesday due to significant rainfall amounts expected to accumulate. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch until Wednesday at 7am. We expect 2-4 inches of rain that could lead to some localized flooding in areas prone to flooding. This event will also create a slow commute to and from work Monday and Tuesday, and then again on Wednesday morning.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says he supports a decision by the Tennessee Board of Education to delay the implementation of new rules on teacher licensure until 2015.
Under the proposal approved last week, teacher licenses would be tied to student test data.
Many teachers oppose the changes because they're concerned that flawed scores could cause qualified teachers to mistakenly lose their licenses.
The board approved the changes but decided to delay their implementation in order to give the board time to hear concerns and make changes.
Haslam told reporters on Monday that he thought the board's "decision was a very wise one."
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