This season on The Promise, we take on one of the most divisive topics in America: public education. We spend the year at Warner Elementary, a struggling school in East Nashville. Warner’s students are almost all black and almost all poor, despite the fact that the neighborhood is far from it. The school’s test scores are in the doldrums, its enrollment is dropping. But it’s about to embark on one of the most ambitious turnaround efforts in district history. Will it succeed?
Some of the first people in Tennessee to get sick with the coronavirus are now recovered, including the household of Nashville songwriter Angela Lauer.
Nearly 200 people have been freed from Nashville’s jails since the first COVID-19 case was reported in the state last month. The sheriff, public defender and district attorney are racing the clock to get as many people out as they can before COVID-19 starts spreading behind bars. And the virus has forced officials to think […]
Throughout the coronavirus crisis Gov. Bill Lee has been criticized for being slower than other governors in calling for a mandatory, stay-at-home order. Many have said he has not taken the pandemic seriously. But the governor is taking it very seriously, at least personally, as was noted by WPLN News, which traveled with Lee across […]
This week is Holy Week, the religious observance of the days leading up to Easter, and Christians in Middle Tennessee are struggling with the new reality of social distancing. Many churches are feeling a loss.