School board races are driving voter turnout in much of Middle Tennessee. But among the most intense have been the races in Williamson County, where voters hope the results will bring some order to what’s been a fractious board.
While Fisk University was fighting a drawn-out legal battle over the fate of a high-profile art collection, it quietly sold two other paintings in the school’s archives. That twist in the story was first reported Tuesday
Middle Tennessee mailboxes are filling with campaign flyers for school board candidates. And one is getting extra scrutiny because it asks that voters re-elect someone who has never held office.
A school board candidate forum planned for Thursday night has become another flash point over Nashville’s charter schools. Three sitting board members have refused to participate, questioning the organizer’s motives.
Tennessee universities have been sending out emails to thousands of students with a somewhat incredible subject line: “You may have earned an associate degree already.”
Several public universities in Tennessee are lowering their out-of-state tuition by almost 50 percent for a certain set of students — those who are from places up to 250 miles away.
Tennessee is launching an intensive college counseling program in 30 public high schools this fall. But officials haven’t yet said which schools will get the extra help.
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.