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Dean: Nashville needs to get ready to recruit charter schools

New law, still to be signed by the governor, will allow for up to 90 charter schools in state More

Proponents: Charter school bill passage imminent

Mayor Dean says Legislature “deserves credit” for work crafting compromise More

Council advances one gun bill, kills another

Bill to ban guns in Davidson County park advances after first reading More

Council passes $1.5B Metro budget

Budget cuts mean layoffs, pay freezes and skipping longevity bonuses More

Council amends budget to save 17 Metro workers

Nearly $787,000 moved around in budget to save Metro jobs More

Test scores determine Metro Schools’ NCLB grade — and who will lead

If Metro slips further, the state DOE will have unprecedented options for governing schools More

Bredesen urges Dean to explore mayoral control

Governor says Dean's view of mayoral control is consistent with his in 'the way you get things done' More

Talk of mayoral control confuses decision-makers

The news that Nashville Mayor Karl Dean can’t be given authority over the school district as early as this August may come as a surprise to many who watch public education. More

DOE: Dean can't take over schools

Even with potential restructuring under NCLB, mayor will not have a new role this year More

State fairground future on hold for now

A decision on what to do with the 117 acres of Metro-owned property best known for hosting the Tennessee State Fair won’t come until after September, according to the board’s chairman. More
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