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Meharry Medical College and Middle Tennessee State University have come up with a plan that they believe could help close the healthcare gap between Tennessee's cities and its rural areas.

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Professors at Tennessee Tech University say they're seeing some downsides in their freedom from the Board of Regents. Six universities broke away from the state system in the last year. Now, they're finalizing their first budgets.

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One of the pioneering charter school networks in Nashville has lost a bit of confidence from district administrators. The Metro Schools central office is recommending denial of two separate applications for new schools from LEAD. 

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Helping Tennesseans go to college takes more than giving them free tuition: That's one of the takeaways from a report released Monday by Complete Tennessee, a nonprofit that tracks higher education in the state.

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Tennessee officials have been working this week to promote the state's new free tuition plans. One program is designed not only to boost college enrollment. It might also help get people into the military.

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The governor is signing the Tennessee Reconnect Grant into law Wednesday — his signature education bill of the year. It guarantees free community college for any adult over the age of 25 or who qualifies as "independent." As a result, colleges are trying to figure out how they can accommodate an influx of adult students.

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Metro Schools officials highlighted the lack of funding for some pet projects when appearing for a budget hearing before the Metro Council Tuesday night.

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The biggest hang-up with standardized testing in Tennessee this year seems to be the turnaround time for grading. Many of the scores won't be ready in time to be included in final report cards. Scoring of TNReady has been slowed down because most districts opted to stick with paper-based tests after last year's failed attempt to go paperless.

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Nashville's public school employees have a 26,000-square-foot fitness gym and walk-in clinic that they can now use for free. The perk is meant to be the first of several wellness centers. And it's part of a larger effort to drive down insurance costs.

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An education nonprofit in Nashville has launched a statewide campaign aimed at convincing high-achieving students to consider the teaching profession. 

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