The Nashville Public Education Foundation released on Thursday a new poll showing deepening dissatisfaction with public schools during the pandemic.
Why it matters: Nearly half of the 500 voters polled in September said they thought Metro Nashville Public Schools had gotten worse over the last five years.
Several local advocacy groups are teaming up to raise money for Afghan refugees heading to Nashville.
- At-large council member Zulfat Suara told reporters a new fundraising effort will give refugees "the resources and support that they need to transition into their new home."
"A growing and troubling" trend is complicating the fight against the opioid crisis, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director David Rausch said at a news conference Monday.
- Rausch teamed up with health officials to warn residents of a surge in counterfeit pills from drug dealers, and many of the pills are laced with lethal doses of fentanyl.
For the very first time, Nashville's top songwriter is from Christian music, serving as a reminder of the genre's importance to Music City.
- Ethan Hulse, with Essential Music Publishing, was honored last month as the Nashville Songwriters Association International's Songwriter of the Year.
WPLN and ProPublica on Friday published a joint investigation into Rutherford County's juvenile justice system.
Belmont University is expanding a scholarship program that sends Nashville public school graduates to college tuition-free.
How it works: Bridges to Belmont was initially open to a pool of graduates from four local high schools. This year the program offered 34 full-ride scholarships.
- Starting next year, the program will grow to include 50 scholarships open to graduates from 10 public high schools.
Gov. Bill Lee on Wednesday announced the plan for spending some $3.9 billion in federal pandemic relief funding provided to the state by the American Rescue Plan.
- Lee developed the plan with a group that included legislative leaders and administration officials.
Five years after Wanda Faye Walker disappeared in Nashville, the FBI is stepping in to offer a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.
- Walker was last seen on Oct. 4, 2016. She was 60 at the time. Her abandoned car was found near her 11th Avenue South home with her blood inside.
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