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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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Middle Tennessee State University says its newest degree program will allow students to tap into a growing industry in the state: fermented food and drink.

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Fisk University in Nashville is one of the most storied institutions in the country.

It was founded 150 years ago, just after the Civil War, to educate freed slaves. It graduated prominent black leaders of the Harlem Renaissance and Civil Rights. Its Jubilee Singers have been nominated for a Grammy.

But as it wraps up its sesquicentennial anniversary, Fisk is still grappling with a dilemma as old as the school itself: how to become financially sustainable. 

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Business leaders say they want Nashville's public schools held more accountable for improving literacy among students. In an annual report card from the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, they conclude there's been little — if any — improvement across the district.

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The director of Metro Schools is 100 days into the job and ready to provide a frank assessment of the district, which to his surprise, includes a relatively stiff critique of the district's middle schools.

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In a YouTube video posted Wednesday afternoon from Chattanooga, the head of the company that employed the driver of Monday’s fatal school bus crash said he was “deeply sorry.” Five students died in the crash. Six children are still in the intensive care unit at Erlanger hospital.

University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville plans to hire its first female chancellor.

The school announced Monday that it wants Beverly Davenport to take over the position next March with a salary of $585,000, calling her a "proven higher education leader."

Davenport has been a top administrator at the University of Cincinnati for three years and its interim president since July. During her time there, she launched a program to recruit more minority and female faculty. The number of women hired has doubled since she started, according to her bio.

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