WZTV - Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

Gov. Haslam Makes Stop at Antioch School to Promote Free Tuition Plan

Stream WZTV Fox 17 Newscasts LIVE starting with Fox 17 This Morning at 4:30am, News at 5:30pm and News at 9pm & 10 pm.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam has been visiting several schools throughout the state to promote his free tuition plan.

The governor will wrap up his visits on Wednesday at Antioch High School on Hobson Pike at 12:45 p.m..

Called "Tennessee Promise," the plan seeks to cover a full ride at two-year colleges for any high school graduate.
  
It is a cornerstone of Haslam's "Drive to 55" campaign to improve the state's graduation rates from the current 32 percent to 55 percent by 2025 in order to help improve overall job qualifications and attract employers to the state.
  
After graduation, students who choose to attend a four-year school will be able to do so as juniors.
  
The application period for the program recently opened.


Follow us on Twitter @wztv_fox17 and LIKE us on Facebook for updates.