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Nashville schools are offering free lunches this summer to anyone under age 18 — no matter their income — in an expansion of the annual summer feeding program.

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Tennessee is launching an intensive college counseling program in 30 public high schools this fall. But officials haven't yet said which schools will get the extra help.

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Several public universities in Tennessee are lowering their out-of-state tuition by almost 50 percent for a certain set of students — those who are from places up to 250 miles away. / Flickr

The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee filed a complaint today regarding Sumner County Schools’ policy towards transgender students.

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Tennessee’s Department of Education has hired publishing giant Pearson to grade this year's standardized testing, which was only partially finished.

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It’s the afternoon lull at Bongo Java East. Five students from KIPP Academy are tripping over each other behind the counter, trying to show off what they’ve learned. Grinding espresso beans. Packing the grounds. Steaming milk.

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The Metro school board has found a superintendent everyone can agree on. Friday morning, the nine-member panel voted unanimously to offer the job to Shawn Joseph of Prince George’s County, Maryland. And after more than an hour of negotiating by phone, Joseph accepted the position.

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Nashville students could get a few more second chances if Jesus Jara is chosen as superintendent. As part of his final round of interviews, he highlighted so-called “restorative justice” practices from his district in Orlando. 

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Nashville’s superintendent candidates who’ve returned for a second round of interviews are facing more specific questions about the district’s persistent problems. One problem is elevated teacher absences and a shortage of substitutes. Finalist Allen Smith says there’s no excuse for interfering with instruction.

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A finalist to be Nashville’s next superintendent called for unity on the school board during his callback interview Tuesday. Shawn Joseph also said he planned to be an open book, if he’s hired.