The election for Nashville mayor isn’t until next August, but Kane held an event Wednesday to officially launch his campaign. He touted his record as a successful charter school operator to try to stand out in what may be a crowded field.
Governor Bill Haslam denies that his support for Common Core is softening. The questions arise because he’s spent more time defending “higher standards” than specifically Common Core in recent months.
Tennessee has its first Republican Attorney General in nearly 150 years.
East Nashville may soon become a petri dish for education reform. Metro Schools superintendent Jesse Register has proposed scrapping traditional schools zones in favor of a special “choice zone.” That has parents asking what on earth a choice zone is. We gave WPLN’s Blake Farmer 90 seconds to explain.
Roughly 700 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division based at Fort Campbell will deploy to West Africa as part of the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak.
The hallways of Woodland Hills evoke an eerily quiet high school, only there are cages enforcing almost every window.
A panel of citizens charged with revising the troubled bus rapid transit line known as the Amp spent Tuesday afternoon picking apart new traffic projections. The figures for the scaled-back bus line didn’t wow the advisory committee.
The goal is to develop a vaccine that provides “short-term protection to health care workers and others at risk of exposure,” according to a news release.
A BuzzFeed report revealed that Ball borrowed passages whole-cloth from websites of other elected officials.
Exactly half of Tennessee voters support the constitutional amendment concerning abortion regulations, according to a new poll commissioned by a conservative Christian policy group Family Research Council. It’s a shift from a Vanderbilt University poll earlier this year.
Previously, lone representatives of VW’s works council and IG Metall have voiced support for the UAW effort in Chattanooga, but this letter of intent formalizes the support.
Four-year schools have sweetened scholarship packages and financial aid to transferring students.
The new placards affixed to trees in Centennial Park link to videos and educational materials online.
On Friday night, a group of 13 juvenile delinquents injured a guard and let themselves out of the same Department of Children’s Services facility where 32 teens escaped under a perimeter fence early this month.
A new job training from Vanderbilt has Tennessee business leaders learning from the mistakes of Confederate generals in the Civil War.
His scheduled Oct. 7. execution date has been indefinitely delayed.
Parents crammed into the library of Inglewood Elementary Wednesday night to make their case for keeping the underperforming school open.
After more than two years of preparation, the U.S. astronaut will be taking off from Kazakhstan on Thursday afternoon. He says he’s looking forward to the weightlessness and potential spacewalks.
Once again, Nashvillians are being asked to all read and talk about the same book. Mayor Karl Dean today announced the selection of “Between Shades of Gray,” a novel about a teenage Lithuanian girl at the start of the Soviet occupation.
Metro Schools Director Jesse Register says he’s got a lot of work to do before his contract with the district ends. Last night, Register essentially gave the school board nine months notice.