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Knoxville Institute Of Hair Design

1221 N Central
Knoxville, TN 37917

General Phone: 865-523-5541
Financial Aid Phone: 865-971-1529
Sector: Private for-profit, less-than

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Bredesen outlines $232 million in education improvements - Southern Standard

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Copyright 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. -- Saying there is "no better investment that can reap as many benefits," Gov. Phil Bredesen on Friday outlined $232 million in proposed education improvements for Tennessee in his new budget.That includes $90 million to fully fund basic education needs, $20 million to expand pre-kindergarten programs, $20 million for at-risk and English-as-second language populations and $42 million for teacher salaries."It's my strong belief that the role of public servants is to make the world a little better for the next generation that comes along," Bredesen said in a well-received address to about 500 people attending a Knoxville Chamber Partnership meeting."And there's no better investment we could make, no better investment that can reap as many benefits, than an investment in Tennessee brainpower," he said.Bredesen said the $232 million increase for pre-K-12 and higher education represents more than a third of the new money available in the fiscal 2006-2007 budget.The governor will unveil his full spending plan before delivering his State of the State message tentatively set for Tuesday.This would represent about a 5 percent increase in state spending on education, - more available