‘National Treasure’ Designation Means Help For Music Row Preservationists

‘National Treasure’ Designation Means Help For Music Row Preservationists
Houses converted to song publishers and record labels have long been the norm for Music Row. But increasingly, some houses are home to offices from other industries while others are knocked down to make room for condos and other large structures. Credit: Nina Cardona/WPLN

Nashville’s Music Row has been officially declared a National Treasure. That means local groups trying to preserve the character of country music’s home neighborhood will have hands-on assistance from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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No Harm Done And No Need To Rerun School Lottery, Nashville Officials Say

No Harm Done And No Need To Rerun School Lottery, Nashville Officials Say
Nashville Prep students go to class from 7:30 to 5:00 and also have more instructional days than traditional schools. Credit: Nashville Prep via Instagram

A bug in Metro Schools' lottery system resulted in a few hundred families getting seats in several different schools instead of just one. But district officials say there was no harm and no need for a re-do.

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Glitches Take Down Nashville’s School Lottery

Glitches Take Down Nashville’s School Lottery
Four of the nine seats on the Metro Schools board of education are on the August ballot. Only one seat has no incumbent. Credit: Nina Cardona/WPLN

More than 13,000 families in Nashville are still waiting to hear if they got into the school they wanted for next year. A website announcing results of the school lottery was published Friday and then taken down over the weekend after glitches emerged.

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President Obama Wants Tennessee Promise To Go Nationwide, But What Is It, Anyway?

President Obama Wants Tennessee Promise To Go Nationwide, But What Is It, Anyway?
Students at Red Bank High School in Red Bank, Tenn., raise their hands at the governor's signing of the Tennessee Promise Bill. Credit: TN Photo Services

As President Obama rolls out the details of a national free community college proposal, Tennessee’s version has been thrust into the spotlight. We've been covering Tennessee Promise since it launched late last summer. Here's how it works, in 54 seconds:

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Vandy Press Finds A Hit In The Story Of A Basketball Civil Rights Trailblazer

Vandy Press Finds A Hit In The Story Of A Basketball Civil Rights Trailblazer
To put the success of Strong Inside in context, Betsy Phillips says initial numbers show Vanderbilt University Press' December sales figures were roughly what they'd expect for an entire financial quarter. Credit: Nina Cardona, WPLN

When universities publish books, they’re usually only read by a handful of scholars. But the true account of how a Nashville’s Perry Wallace integrated SEC basketball is breaking that mold.

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