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Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn and Gov. Bill Lee unveiled a sweeping new plan in February on how to pay for public education in the state.

Tennessee’s State Board of Education has unanimously approved new rules governing how the state funds K-12 education under the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement Act (TISA).

During a specially called meeting on Thursday, the board approved new rules that will fund charter schools in the same funding structure as public schools and requires that teacher salary raises allocated by state lawmakers actually go to teachers.

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