Senate to hold hearings on TSU grade changes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The state Senate plans to hold hearings to investigate allegations that officials at Tennessee State University changed more than 100 students' grades without instructors' permission.

Senate Education Committee Chairman Dolores Gresham agreed on Thursday to hold hearings that would look into whether university administrators changed grades of incomplete for two introductory-level courses into letter grades. A date for the hearings has not been set.

State Sen. Jim Summerville told The Tennessean he had requested the hearings because he wanted to know whether the grade changes violated the state's Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010.

University officials have said that the changes to the grades were authorized by the Tennessee Board of Regents.


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