Good morning, Nashville. In the latest effort to put an end to some of the shadiness in Metro Nashville Public Schools, Belmont is teaming up with the school system to give Masters-level students the chance to earn their degree while teaching in MNPS classrooms as part of the Nashville Teaching Fellows program. Of course, we expect (we hope) they’ll need to undergo an extensive background check in order to do so, but hey we’re all about bringing some change to Metro. Along with probably trimming down the payroll, the program aims to phase out some of the teaching faculty that apparently isn’t working out so well in favor of some fresh perspectives. And because not a whole lot of folks want to jump aboard a sinking ship, if you know what we mean.
- It’s the little things. The Metro Council is still trying to figure out how to fund our fancy new conference center that’s going up near the Country Music Hall of Fame. And in case you’ve forgotten what it looks like when you try to design a building incorporating the Parthenon, the rolling hills of Tennessee, the curves of a guitar, and instrument strings, here you go.
- Root, root, root for the home team. The Preds might actually meet their revenue goals after the home finale tonight against Chicago, meaning they will receive the NHL’s full revenue-sharing package. We’re not really sure what this means, but if it helps us keep our hockey team, then we’re all about it.
- Bits & pieces. Please don’t ever get drunk and ram your car through a day care fence, or anything for that matter … The Tennessean tries to make us feel better about our economic woes … The bill requiring driver’s license tests to only be given in English passed in the House yesterday … The FBI released a scary map of highway serial killings including a couple of cases in Tennessee.
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