The Tennessee Department of Education put out proposed rules Monday on a new state law that limits teaching race in schools. It spells out how people can file complaints, and what enforcement of the vague law will actually look like.
An original play about what it’s like to be a kid online is being performed in Nashville through Aug. 1. The director of the Theater Bug troupe says this show felt timely, because the pandemic made a generation who grew up online even more reliant on it.
For decades, activists pushed for the bust of a slave trader and early leader of the Ku Klux Klan to be removed from the state capitol, but a 2013 law made the process lengthy and arduous. On July 22, 2021, the majority of the state building commission voted to move the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest to the Tennessee State Museum, and it was gone the next morning.
The Tennessee vaccine official who was fired last week has issued an eight-page rebuttal to claims that she was let go for poor leadership. The reasons laid out for Dr. Michelle Fiscus’ termination don’t match what’s found in her performance reviews.
Fiscus was fired this week and has since landed squarely at the center of a national controversy. She says she was ousted because of an on-going battle between science and politics.
Accusing state leaders of putting their heads in the sand, Dr. Michelle Fiscus said,”I am ashamed of them. I am afraid for my state.”
Sixty-seven weeks into a COVID testing site most assumed would be short term when it went up, the city is closing the location amid an increase in vaccinated people and a decrease in the positivity rate for the virus.
A newly announced two-night concert at the end of July will feature big name acts in Nashville, including Luke Bryan, Mickey Guyton, Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood and others.
The bust of confederate general and KKK leader Nathan Bedford Forrest could technically be removed from the state capitol Friday, but instead it is caught in a sort of legislative hot potato.
Nashville artist Edwin Lockridge has been experiencing homelessness and other challenges, but is among the artists with the group Poverty and the Arts to see his work displayed on the city’s Avenue of the Arts.