Education

Sharon Gentry
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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.

Lauren Frederick

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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This has been a complicated and frustrating year for state testing in Tennessee. A failed computer format led to a printed version of the test, shipping delays and missed deadlines.

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Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander says federal interference could be at fault for the state’s continued delays in standardized testing. He spoke at Belmont University Monday about passing his fix to the No Child Left Behind law. He also addressed Tennessee’s problems moving to a new test.

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Tennessee's debate over where transgender students should use the restroom made some state lawmakers think through the issue for the very first time.

Lauren Frederick

An MTSU task force has called on the university to change the name of Forrest Hall. The panel voted Wednesday night, though two members wanted to keep the name of the ROTC building, which was meant to honor Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest.

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