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A new public education fellowship for people of color will spotlight issues of equity and connect stakeholders of diverse backgrounds in the quest to improve student achievement across Tennessee. Sixteen people in the first class of Mosaic Fellows were named...
The first class in Tennessee to get a free do-over on ACT testing is also the first class to push the state over an average score of 20 on the national college entrance exam, an indication that the state’s...
Organizers from several white nationalist groups have applied for permits to host a “White Lives Matter” event on the Rutherford County Courthouse lawn on Oct. 28 in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The National Socialist Movement—a white nationalist group based in Detroit—along with...
By ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Bob Corker as "Liddle' Bob Corker" on Tuesday, continuing a feud with the Tennessee Republican who's dubbed the White House an "adult day care center"...
by Jerome Robinson, Special to The New Tri-State Defender On November 10th of 2016, Dr. Trevor K. Thompson’s life came to an end. Trevor is how most people know him. He was the guy with the big smile, the big heart...
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi-born civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer is being commemorated Friday on what would have been her 100th birthday. Community gatherings are being held in her hometown of Ruleville, where a larger-than-life...
Teaching and learning haven’t stopped during Tennessee’s two-year gap in standardized testing, but the scores that help gauge how students, teachers and schools are doing have definitely been interrupted. That void will start to be filled on Wednesday morning when...
By ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sitting on the largest sum of campaign money among Republicans facing re-election to the Senate, few in Tennessee thought Bob Corker wouldn't run for a third term next year. His surprise announcement...
By KRISTIN M. HALL and JOHN RABY, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The pastor shouted "Run, run, gunshots!" and congregants hid under pews or in bathrooms as a masked man armed with two guns opened fire at a Tennessee church,...
Cindy Ord/Getty Images Pastor Joel Osteen found himself in a heap of trouble when a social media posse came looking to burn the Houston megachurch preacher at the stake after his church’s Twitter site posted that the church, Lakewood, was...