Metro Nashville Public Schools ranks among the top school districts in the country for academic recovery since the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Stanford and Harvard.
America’s political divide is showing up in the struggle between some Democratic-led cities in Republican-led states. Freddie O’Connell, the mayor of Nashville, Tennessee, talks about how this power struggle is affecting his city.
Nashville’s Metro Council will no longer consider the police surveillance contract they were set to take up at Tuesday’s meeting. Council members announced Monday that the legislation would be withdrawn. The Metro Nashville Police Department has also halted their usage of the program.
Metro customer services hinges largely on hubNashville, a system where residents can place a huge range of requests. Its usage has tripled in the past five years.
As 2023 nears its end, WPLN is looking back at some of its biggest stories of the last year. And, for Nashville’s city government, there is no shortage of pivotal moments — many of which will ripple into the new year, with the new administration.
For the first time, a Nashville program known as “participatory budgeting” has gone citywide, giving residents a say in how to spend $10 million. But, as residents cast their ballots, the program has encountered several hurdles.
Nashville Mayor Freddie O’Connell has received recommendations from the transition committees he convened in September to examine how Nashville should “move, grow and work.”
One of downtown Nashville’s oldest buildings looks to be headed for redevelopment, as a hotel-development company is currently under contract to acquire the building.
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A Belmont University student who was struck by a stray bullet near campus on Tuesday afternoon has died from her injuries. The Metro Nashville Police Department announced her death Thursday morning.