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The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee filed a complaint today regarding Sumner County Schools’ policy towards transgender students.

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Tennessee’s Department of Education has hired publishing giant Pearson to grade this year's standardized testing, which was only partially finished.

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

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A proposal to expand professional soccer in Nashville has already been withdrawn, just a few days after becoming public knowledge.

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Nashville’s budget will top 2 billion dollars for the first time ever, announced Mayor Megan Barry at the 'State of Metro' address earlier today.


This new budget comes with no tax increase, a 3 percent raise for all city employees — and as usual, education will take the largest share.

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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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Workers at GM’s Spring Hill manufacturing plant received some good news Wednesday morning: The company is investing nearly $800 million at the site. They were told this secures their jobs and leads to hundreds of new hires.