Public Education Committee

The focus of the Public Education Committee is to develop an array of educational outreach programs for students and adults designed to improve public awareness of the law and our legal system and enhance the public perception of the profession.

Chair
Bowe & Associates Pllc
707 Georgia Ave Ste 301
Chattanooga, TN 37402-2029
(423)475-6070
Immediate Past Chair
City of Franklin, Law Department
109 3rd Avenue South
Franklin, TN 37065
(615)550-6603

Inmates Graduate Higher Ed Program

Eighteen Tennessee inmates graduated on Thursday from a program run by Tennessee High Education Initiative, a nonprofit that works with the Tennessee Department of Corrections to bring higher education to prisoners. The Jackson Sun reports the graduates completed their 41-Hour General Education certificates, which denotes the completion of the core requirements of an associate’s and bachelor’s degree in Tennessee. The program currently includes 115 men at two prisons, Turney Center Industrial Complex and Northwest Correctional Complex, and boasts more than 300 graduates. 
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Statewide Student Civics Essay Winners Announced

The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office has announced the winners of its 2016 Civics Essay Contest. Among them are high school winner David Lee of Germantown, who wrote about the difficulty of engaging young voters without proper civics education, middle school winner Ruby Jimenez of Moore County, who wrote about the importance of exercising one’s right to vote, and elementary school winners Isabella Balturshot of Sumner County and Katie Peachey of Madison County.
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