While they hoped for more, Nashville immigrants cheered President Obama’s announcement to focus deportation efforts on criminals. Legislators want Governor Bill Haslam to file suit.
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Two Nashville middle schools have one last chance to save themselves from state takeover.
The 159th Combat Aviation Brigade based at Fort Campbell has likely flown its final mission. The Pentagon has reportedly chosen to phase out the unit as part of a larger Army restructuring related to sequestration.
A Nashville crowd of 400 was enthralled with education reform naysayer Diane Ravitch from the moment she was introduced by Metro school board member Amy Frogge to when she left the stage.
Governor Bill Haslam said this week that raising Tennessee’s minimum wage would be a non-starter in the legislature. But the U.S. Secretary of Labor believes a majority of Tennesseans would welcome such a pay hike.
Some farmers are chafing at Tennessee’s tight regulation of hemp, sounding off at a hearing on the rules held by the Agriculture Department Tuesday.
Tennessee’s school board members are hoping for a new education commissioner who might be more receptive to their views. Kevin Huffman, who announced late last week he’s stepping down, was seen – at times – as dismissive of local districts.
In a process that began just 10 days ago, more than 15,000 comments have been submitted as part of a review of Common Core State Standards. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says he really does intend to listen.
Taking a cue from charter schools, some of Nashville’s undercapacity traditional schools have started canvassing for students. Some teachers are embracing the marketing role, even while acknowledging its just one more unpaid duty for educators.
Governor Bill Haslam is going to have to find a new education commissioner for his second term. Kevin Huffman, who has often found himself at the center of controversy, is calling it quits after four years.
The commander of the 101st Airborne Division will brief family members at Fort Campbell today via video conference from Liberia. Roughly 700 soldiers from the post are helping build Ebola treatment centers.
In its first meeting, a special advisory committee for an East Nashville school overhaul heard an update for plans from central office administrators. But community organizer John Haubenreich says he heard too much from the district.
It appears Volkswagen may recognize the United Auto Workers to represent employees in Chattanooga. The automaker has released a statement establishing what it’s calling a “Community Organization Engagement” policy.
Bridgestone Americas is not only moving from the airport area to become part of the Nashville skyline. It’s also consolidating office functions from Chicago and Indianapolis in the process, bringing 600 more jobs to the city.
Tennessee has roughly 500,000 veterans by federal counts, and more than 10 percent of them served since 9/11. This new class of veterans is figuring out how to mark Veterans Day.
An East Nashville parent group is apologizing for the “antagonistic” tone of a meeting held Sunday night at the East Park community center.
The Tennessee Report Card released this month shows detailed stats on each of the state’s 1800 public schools, from racial breakdowns to reading scores. But state education officials are highlighting another key function – side-by-side comparison.
Nashville area home sales continue to pick up the pace. Closings jumped 22 percent in October, according to monthly numbers out today from the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors.
Country music has a new queen. Miranda Lambert picked up four Country Music Association awards last night, giving the 30-year-old a total of 11 CMAs – more than any other female artist in history.
Republicans picked up a few more seats in the state legislature. Knoxville teacher and Democratic state Rep. Gloria Johnson fell to challenger Eddie Smith, who got big help from the state’s Republican Party.