Listen / A family of man-made chemicals known as per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, is starting to gain national attention after studies have linked it to health issues, possibly including cancer
Listen / A North Nashville school, Buena Vista Enhanced Option Elementary School, is fighting declining enrollment by trying out some innovative programs. It hopes these will broaden the horizons of the low-income students it’s traditionally served — and also entice wealthier families moving into the neighborhood to give the school a chance.
Listen / A proposal moving forward in the Metro Council would push Nashville’s government toward getting all of its power from renewable energy sources by 2041. And at least 10% of that would come from solar.
A proposal moving forward in the Metro Council would push Nashville’s government toward getting all of its power from renewable energy sources by 2041….
Adrienne Battle takes over Monday as the interim head of Metro Nashville Public Schools, following last week’s departure of director of schools Shawn Joseph after nearly three years in charge.
Listen / The Metro Nashville school board voted to terminate Director Shawn Joseph’s contract Tuesday night in a 5-to-3 vote. As part of that decision, the district will buy out the remainder his contract for $261,250. The board also voted to make MNPS Community Superintendent Dr. Adrienne Battle the interim director of schools. She will be […]
Listen / The city of Franklin, Tennessee has voted to support a project that would put African American history markers around a Confederate statue in its town square. City leaders say they believe adding to, rather than tearing down the monument, will satisfy everyone. But, some residents are pushing back.
Listen / Nashville Mayor David Briley says he’s going to play a heavier role in the search for a new director of public schools, telling reporters at a press conference today that he intends to use the power of the purse to give his office more say over how the school board operates.
Listen / Metro Nashville Public Schools will soon begin searching for a new superintendent, after director Shawn Joseph said this week that he doesn’t plan to ask for a contract extension beyond 2020. If the board decides fire Joseph — as some members have suggested — the position may need to be filled earlier. But […]
Listen / The head of Metro Nashville Public Schools says he’s ready to negotiate an exit after tensions over his leadership of the school district came to a head this week, with school board members calling for his removal.