Bright & Early: The Takeover Edition


Good morning, Nashville. Mayor Dean is preparing himself for the possibility that he may be getting a little more than he bargained for when he took on the mayor job. Test results are slated to come in this month for No Child Left Behind benchmarks, and if Metro Schools’ marks don’t measure up to federal guidelines, it’s likely that Mayor Dean could be taking over the school system. This is something that has been discussed in past years, but looks more likely than ever this time around. If it happens, then Mayor Dean would be the first Southern mayor to take over a school district.

A year ago on Nashvillest: We seriously thought that Green Hills was going to blow up, learned that we’re the 25th largest city in the US, figured out what to do with all of our homeless alligators, and followed along with Mayor Dean’s trip to New York to learn how to run a school system (sound familiar?

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