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The Fisk Jubilee Singers performs at the university's 150th gala in April 2016.
Credit: Raymond Wade/Fisk University.
Funding / Tennessee

Fisk University Embraces 150 Years Of History — But Wants To Move Past Financial Troubles

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.

Community leaders gathered at the Adventure Science Center Monday for the release of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce annual report card.
Credit: Marc Hill/Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Tennessee

Nashville Business Leaders Demand More Accountability On MNPS Literacy

In an annual report card from the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, they conclude there’s been little — if any — improvement across the district.

MNPS superintendent Shawn Joseph is scheduled to present a 100-day report to the school board Tuesday night. Credit: MNPS / via Facebook.
Tennessee

The Big Surprise For Nashville’s New Superintendent? The State Of Middle Schools

Shawn Joseph is 100 days into the job and ready to provide a frank assessment of the district.

Candles and gifts memorialize the six Chattanooga children killed when the school bus they were riding crashed. Credit: TN Photo Services.
Safety / Tennessee

Tennessee Governor Says Outsourcing Buses Needs To Be Reassessed After Chattanooga Crash

Emails show school administrators were warned about the driver of the bus months ago. The accident has claimed six lives.

Cleveland School District board members.
Tennessee

Cleveland School District Presents Latest Desegregation Plan

A Mississippi federal judge is meeting with Cleveland School District officials today to hear their latest proposal.

Students applying to Tennessee State University for next fall's freshman class will have to meet a higher bar compared to previous requirements. Credit: Emily Siner / WPLN
Higher Education / Tennessee

Seeking More Competitive Applicants, TSU Raises Admissions Requirements

The change has two goals: limiting the number of students who will likely find college difficult, and attracting more high-performing students who will go on to graduate.

A Vanderbilt study followed teachers in Nashville and Tampa to see whether training in the "Pyramid Model" of positive discipline improved pre-k classrooms. Credit: U.S. Department of Education / Flickr.
Audio / Tennessee

After Expulsions Of Preschoolers, Discipline Study In Nashville Finds Success With Positive Approach

Nashville pre-K classrooms have become laboratories in the effort to improve discipline for the youngest students – with signs a more positive approach could cut down the surprisingly high number of suspensions.

State educators have proposed new standards for social studies. Credit: Chas Sisk / WPLN
Tennessee

Tennessee Takes A Narrower Approach To Teaching Schoolchildren About Islam

State educators are slimming down what they’re teaching Tennessee schoolchildren about the Muslim world, following complaints the old lessons were too friendly toward Islam.