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The University of Tennessee System

The president of the University of Tennessee system will highlight its stronger financials and increasing graduation rates at the annual State of UT address today.

Joe DiPietro will also reiterate that the school is "committed to diversity and inclusion," he said last week.

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Updated at 5:00 p.m. with statement from Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt's lecturers and adjunct professors are trying to organize a union on campus. It would be the first faculty union at a private university in Tennessee, following a recent trend of organizing at elite schools.

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First-year superintendent Shawn Joseph's transition team has laid out 100 ideas to make Metro Schools better, and some of them would be major undertakings. Many of the suggestions are not yet fully fleshed out.

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Tennessee's top education officials say they don't suspect any organized cheating, even as a third of the state's graduates failed to get all the necessary credits last year. The state initially revealed the issue in a report meant to shed light on why Tennessee graduates tend to struggle so much in college.

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More students are staying in school under Tennessee's free community college program, according to new data from the state.

In the fall, 58 percent of Tennessee Promise students enrolled for a second year of community college, compared to 42 percent of students outside the program. 

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Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander helped shepherd President Trump's pick for Education Secretary through an intense committee vote Tuesday.

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Bellevue parents have convinced the Metro board of education to relocate Hillwood, despite concerns that it could hurt the high school's diversity.

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The Nashville school board votes tonight on whether to move Hillwood High School in West Meade, farther west, towards Bellevue. It’s something parents there have been begging for.

But Hillwood is complicated. In an effort to bring more racial balance to the school, 14 percent of its students are still bused in from a predominantly black part of town. But North Nashville hasn't had a lot to say about the move.

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Passionate parents are blitzing the Metro school board this week in a push for Bellevue to have its own high school again.

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Administrators in Nashville wasted no time apologizing for not cancelling classes sooner Friday morning.

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