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Nashville is launching a new scholarship to make higher education completely free for many students. It's one of the first local government efforts in the nation to target non-tuition expenses, and it will help students at two colleges in Nashville beginning fall 2019.

 

The president of Nashville State Community College is retiring effective Dec. 31, the middle of the school year. His announcement Wednesday follows a lengthy tenure that was marked by impressive growth as well as flare-ups with some faculty.

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Several community colleges are holding a volunteer day this Saturday, as part of an effort to help Tennessee Promise students complete eight hours of required community service by the end of the month. The sooner students complete their hours, the sooner colleges say they can estimate how many people to expect in their classrooms next month.