Students in Nashville will start taking the standardized TNReady exams this week. The state tests were cancelled last spring because of the pandemic. The math and reading assessments are required for most of Tennessee’s one million public school students.
President Biden is giving an address Wednesday afternoon on plans to withdraw all remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11. His remarks are expected at 2:15 p.m. Eastern Time (1:15 p.m. Central). Watch live here.
WPLN News has hired Juliana Kim as the newsroom’s first education reporter, starting May 3. For the past year, Kim has been a reporting fellow at The New York Times, where she covered the New York City school system through the lens of kids and families.
The biggest danger of the moment, and one which shows no sign of letting up, is the risk of flash floods in the creeks, streams and low-lying areas in places where the worst of the storms have already moved through.
A lightning strike during overnight storms damaged several pieces of equipment in the Nashville Public Radio studios. All streams have been restored except WPLN International, which is still down. We are working to fix the issues and get streaming back online as quickly as possible. Thanks for your patience!
Violent storms tossed trashcans and trampolines last night as a second round of severe weather whipped through Middle Tennessee. It’s not clear yet whether any tornadoes touched down in Tennessee last night, but there was plenty of damage left in the wake of a powerful line of storms which produced multiple tornado warnings.
FBI Director Christopher Wray is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the Jan. 6 insurrection, domestic extremism and other threats. Watch the hearing live at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Strong storms has the region on the lookout for tornadoes and possible flooding.
A night of storms. 100 miles of chaos. 25 lives lost. Thousands of buildings destroyed. One year later, where are we now?