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Metro Schools' TCAP Scores Improve In Math, Lag In Reading

Kingsport Times-News: Islam removed from draft Tenn. 7th grade social studies standards

... One step my office took in 2010 was to create the Nashville After Zone Alliance, a system of free, high-quality after-school programs for Metro Schools’ middle school students. NAZA’s programs — a partnership between the school district, the Nashville Public Library and nonprofits that serve young people — provide academic support and creative outlets for these students, ensuring that they stay off the streets and out of trouble before they get home each afternoon. ...

"Mary M. Winsbro, a resident of Oak Ridge since the 1940s, died on the morning of… In the 1960s, Mary obtained a master’s degree in library science from the University of Tennessee and she worked as a children's librarian in the Oak Ridge public school system until her retirement in 1981...

Family defends decorations after neighborhood concern - WSMV Channel 4, Symbols don't have the same meanings in all cultures!

One of Nashville’s leading educators and literary minds is returning home to Metro Schools to lead the district’s network of 140+ libraries. Stephanie Ham, formerly in charge of Nashville’s Limitless Libraries program, is now the lead librarian for the district.

A Dandridge woman was seriously injured last Thursday morning when her husband’s shotgun accidentally discharged, Sheriff Bud McCoig reported. Brenda Kay Durkee, 66, had called for her husband after she spotted a squirrel gnawing on the carpet on their back porch, according to deputies’ reports. A faulty firing pin apparently caused the 12-gauge shotgun to fire, striking Mrs. Durkee in the stomach.

Library to be special needs school’s first, carry $675K price tag

Dec-Feb local library calendar events were posted to the Google Calendar. Completed creation of google alerts for libraries across Tennessee except for metro areas during December. General google alert on for ‘tennessee libraries’ seems to find metro branch events. New Job Numbers Look Promising For Tennessee