The board has hired Sara Heyburn, who is now the head of teachers and leaders in the Department of Education.
Underperforming schools in north Nashville will remain open, according to district superintendent Jesse Register. Unlike East Nashville, Register says, there are not enough other schools for students to attend if one or two closed.
More than 13,000 people voted in Davidson County on the final day of early voting — even though only a few hundred a day were showing up during the first few days.
The governor’s Tennessee Promise program guarantees that students can go to community college for free. And calling it free is more than a monetary statement: It’s also wildly effective marketing.
Records show that nearly four out of every five dollars of the city tax dollars has been spent on engineers planning the route.
Many students attending community college under Tennessee Promise next fall will get their tuition paid by the federal government — meaning they could go to school tuition-free even without the state program.
Mt. Juliet native Butch Wilmore watched this week’s rocket explosion from 200 miles above the surface of the planet. The accident destroyed both food and scientific equipments earmarked for the astronaut’s six-month mission. But just the fact that he’s on the International Space Station seems to be keeping Wilmore in good spirits.
Ralph Schulz, who heads the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, says maybe the Amp needs to continue with a different name, since it’s had some branding problems, to put it lightly.
Ads dominating the airwaves for and against Tennessee’s abortion amendment still may find a receptive audience. A sizeable share of voters haven’t made up their minds.
At the Southern Baptist conference on homosexuality, pastors and church leaders heard the testimonies of four people who claim to be formerly gay.
Bone turned out his supporters. Parked outside the event: a big black SUV with an image of him holding a map of Davidson County.
Mayor Karl Dean announced today that he would not seek local or state financial support for his administration's controversial seven-mile bus rapid transit project.
The Pentagon says a dozen soldiers – including a two-star general – are being held on a base in Italy before being allowed to come home. The Department of Defense says this will be the policy for the time being, though it’s not required by Pentagon guidelines.
Southern Baptists say they’ve gotten some things wrong on homosexuality, but they still see acceptance of gay marriage as a line that cannot be crossed.
Almost three quarters of high school seniors in the state have applied for Tennessee Promise, the last-dollar scholarship that covers community college tuition, which has doubled the state's expectations.
Cesar Bautista, 26, is one of about a dozen canvassers who are planning to knock on the doors of some 4,000 voters before the Nov. 4 election.
In some political battles, the two sides see a core issue so differently that they barely seem to speak the same language. And then there’s the fight over adding an amendment to Tennessee’s constitution that would ban a state income tax.
Southern Baptists are publicly wrestling with homosexuality this week. The Nashville-based denomination invited pastors and lay people to Opryland for a follow-up event to a similar, smaller summit on sexuality held earlier this year.
More than 40,000 high school seniors have signed up for Tennessee Promise, the new state scholarship that sends students to community college for free. But they still have a lot to do before their first day of class, and sometimes even the smallest hiccup can derail would-be college students.
Moreland's involvement in the episode, according to the conduct board, amounted to an abuse of judicial prestige in an effort to advance a personal interest