Education

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Students at two Nashville high schools are getting some extra help as they prepare for college, and even as they start pursuing a degree.

 

A new in-school support program, the First Tennessee Foundation Success Generation, will provide students with mentors as they navigate through things like entrance exams and application deadlines.

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In a weekend full of pomp and circumstance, with thousands of college students graduating around Middle Tennessee, one student in particular stood out: 87-year-old Lorraine Guth.

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The Metro school board narrowed the search to three finalists on Friday morning. And this week each of them will take questions at community forums. The first is Shawn Joseph, who is deputy superintendent in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

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It’s still unclear how Tennessee schools will be measured this year after standardized testing was delayed and ultimately canceled.

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Updated 10 a.m. Friday:

The Metro school board has narrowed its list of superintendent candidates down to three. They met Friday morning after 10 hours of back-to-back interviews on Thursday.

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Murfreesboro Police have a list of concerns stemming from the arrests of elementary school students last month. The department has released an incident review.

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WPLN sat through a marathon session of back-to-back interviews with all six finalists to be Nashville's next school superintendent. 

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Belmont University has received its biggest-ever donation.

Belmont President Bob Fisher announced Wednesday morning that the Ayers Foundation is donating $15 million to the school.

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All six finalists for the superintendent job in Nashville got a ringing endorsement from the consultant who went out and found them. Recruiter Jim Huge was brought to tears as he presented the candidates to the Metro school board Tuesday night.

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Guns will be allowed on the campuses of public colleges in Tennessee starting July 1. A bill that allows employees with a carry permit to go armed on campus became law without the signature of Gov. Bill Haslam, who was pressured to veto the legislation.

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