Four Nashville elementary and middle schools will be expanding their academic programs to better serve Black and Hispanic students. Metro Nashville Public Schools has received nearly $15 million in federal funding to invest over the next five years.
Fisk University is getting a $500,000 grant to make its art galleries more accessible to students and community members.
The famous Merrill-Williams House near downtown Franklin is getting a makeover as residents work to preserve Black culture in the city’s Natchez Street Historic District. The area was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.
Nashville school leaders are submitting an ambitious budget request to Mayor John Cooper and the Metro Council as they prepare for the new school year.
The world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers have spent more than a century making a name for themselves as a talented music group. So, it wasn’t a surprise when they won their first Grammy award in March.
At first, Dawn Harrington blamed herself when her younger brother went to prison. She questioned whether she’d been a good influence. She developed anxiety, then fell into a deep depression.
Tennessee’s effort to get new high school graduates to enroll in college by the next fall — and keep them enrolled afterward — has slowed. Tennessee Promise applications and enrollment have increased overall since 2015, but the rate of high schoolers going to college immediately after graduation has slightly decreased.
Nashville officials are calling the weekend’s drive-thru mass vaccination event a success after putting 10,000 doses in the arms of local residents. The event ran for just more than 13 hours, and brought together people from all walks of life.
The push to rebuild downtown Nashville’s Second Avenue has attracted dozens of residents and community groups who have ideas on what should happen to the historic district, as it recovers from the Christmas Day bombing.
Nashville high schoolers have been at the center of the statewide conversation about educating kids during the pandemic. There voices, however, have been overshadowed by concerned parents, educators and lawmakers.