In just a few weeks, students who applied for free community college — and almost every high school senior in the state did — will have their first mandatory Tennessee Promise meeting. This will give a better indicator of how many students are serious about enrolling in community college next fall, but it won’t give a prediction of how many students will end up graduating. According to one calculation from theRead More
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A team of historians and scientists from Middle Tennessee hope to soon welcome home the remains of soldiers who died on foreign soil nearly 170 years ago. WPLN’s Nina Cardona has the story: Construction workers in Monterrey, Mexico unearthed the bones of more than a dozen men several years ago: US soldiers who died in in the Mexican-American war. Because of their location, where the 1st Tennessee Regiment fought andRead More
As much as that process seems virtual and wireless, the Internet is, for the most part, a very physical series of cables around the world. They’re even laid under the ocean. In Nashville, you just have to look up — they’re strung on utility poles across the city.
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Nashville’s independent movie theater will be showing the film that has garnered everything from terrorism threats to presidential support. “The Interview,” a comedy about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, will be screening at the Belcourt starting Christmas Day.
Tennessee doctors are burying the hatchet with physician assistants – who can do much of what a doctor can with less than half the training.
You see it all the time around Nashville. The official Nashville seal appears on flags, government buildings and official documents. An unnamed American Indian stands with a human skull in his hand. WPLN’s Blake Farmer asks what the symbol means.
Tennessee is the 25th state to join the suit.
Insure Tennessee, as it’s been dubbed, is aimed at those who make too much money to qualify for TennCare, but too little to get a subsidy under the Affordable Care Act.
As Race To The Top Money Dries Up, Tennessee’s Achievement School District Forced To Find New Funding
The agency charged with turning around Tennessee’s lowest performing schools has to find new funding. The Achievement School District was born in 2010 out of the Race to the Top program. All of that prize money will be gone next year.
The Station Inn is probably the only thing in The Gulch that hasn’t changed much in recent years. But with a proprietor who rents the club’s stone brick building perched on some of Nashville’s hottest real estate, can it last?
The deal was proposed to Governor Haslam more than a year ago, according to Craig Becker, who heads the association.
Justice Sharon Lee asked Smith: What if a pharmacist doesn’t have a license, or had some criminal convictions, don’t death row inmates have a right to know if the lethal injection team is qualified? And why should they take the state’s word for it?
Metro Schools officials hope to both attract middle class families and help low-income families that tend to move more often by reworking feeder patterns.
The businessman who previously volunteered to spearhead a push to get more Tennesseans finishing college has now been named commissioner of the Economic and Community Development Department.
Governor Bill Haslam named a new education commissioner Wednesday, and she’s one of the biggest supporters of Common Core education standards in the state.
Technology leaders in Nashville have long bemoaned the fact that there’s no direct flight near Silicon Valley. Part of the reason it’s finally happening is because businesses like healthcare tech company Emdeon have promised to frequent the route.
The attorney general’s office has refused to hand over the identities to attorneys with the federal public defender’s office –– saying it’s not relevant and carries too much of a risk of harassment and retaliation.
Employees and owners of the compounding pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak have been indicted on charges ranging from fraud to 2nd degree murder. Many of the charges stem from cases in Tennessee.
Officials at Bridgestone are projecting 600 new jobs and promising that their 30-story headquarters to be an economic engine for downtown Nashville.