Metro Schools superintendent Jesse Register is proposing to create what he’s calling a special “choice zone” in East Nashville, which will also include closing one or more zoned schools. He floated the idea to the board of education Tuesday night.
A bidding war over the Family Dollar discount chain has officially turned hostile. After being twice rejected, Goodlettsville-based Dollar General is taking its offer directly to Family Dollar shareholders.
At a public forum held at a YMCA in North Nashville, Department of Children Services Commissioner Jim Henry spent more than an hour telling a crowd of around 300 what has changed since 32 teens broke out of the Woodland Hills facility.
Nashville universities are highlighting their rising status on the US News and World Report’s annual rankings made public Tuesday morning.
The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency is appealing its nearly $400,000 tax bill on two of its signature affordable housing properties.
There were 4.6% more closings than in the same month a year before, a growth rate that echoes the figures for July.
Thanks to an intrepid park ranger who became a part-time folklorist, an archive of sound recordings and lyric sheets bears witness to a tradition that could well have died off.
Tennessee’s Attorney General defended himself before the state Supreme Court Monday as he vies for a second term.
Tablets are part of Tennessee State University’s plan to make textbooks cheaper for students.
An attorney working for the Tennessee Department of Children Services says a decades-old consent decree prevents teens from being locked in their rooms.
It’s pretty rare in the world of MOOCs to receive college credit for them, but Lipscomb University is designing its MOOCs with a twist.
Entire Congressional Delegation Invited To Tour Charter Schools, Even Those With None In Their Districts
One charter school advocacy group is offering tours to Tennessee’s Congressional delegation, even though most of their districts don’t have any charters.
Housing advocates and developers say if it doesn’t change, private builders might completely pull out of subsidized housing.
Woodland Hills Development Center in Nashville has made international headlines this week after 32 teens escaped and 10 teens staged a small riot. The BBC called it a prison. Other news outlets are calling it a detention center or simply a state-run facility. In reality, it’s a little bit of all of those things.
In 2012, Then-Commissioner Kathryn O’Day recommended closing the Taft Youth Center. It was the most expensive detention facility to operate — around $8.5 million a year.
Ten detainees who’ve been identified as ringleaders have been taken to a Rutherford County facility after rioting at Nashville’s Woodland Hills Youth Development Center overnight. These are many of the same teens who escaped Monday night.
Although the announcement points to Nashville’s “vibrant city” status as part of the reason for the expansion, a generous state subsidy package was also a major consideration.
Franklin-based Nissan North America is celebrating big sales gains for August, and its top performers are built in Smyrna.
Metro Arts Commission has approved a ribbon of of highly polished steel as Nashville’s next public art project. One percent of every construction bond issued by the city is set aside to pay for art in public places.
A few minutes before 11 p.m., which was shortly after a shift change, security guards at the Woodland Hills facility in Bordeaux started to sense “the rumblings of trouble.”