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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee education officials are predicting a big hit to student learning due to interruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic.


On Wednesday, the state Department of Education projected a 50% decrease in reading proficiency rates and a 65% drop in math among third graders.


At a news conference, Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn said it will take more than a school year to make up for the learning loss resulting from school closures, time off and virtual learning shifts.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Records show a former Tennessee state trooper’s insistence that he never yanked the mask off a protester near the state Capitol was refuted by surveillance footage and an eyewitness account from a fellow law enforcement officer. 


State documents viewed by The Associated Press through a public records request also include a lengthy disciplinary record and previous initial recommendation by a Tennessee Highway Patrol captain that Trooper Harvey Briggs be fired nearly two decades ago.



NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett top the 2020 CMT Music Awards nominations with three each.


The fan-voted music video awards show was delayed from the summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic and will air on Oct. 21.


The Chicks return to the list of nominees for the first time since 2007 for “Gaslighter," up for video of the year, and country icon Tanya Tucker gets her first ever nominations for “Bring My Flowers Now.”

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  A leading member of Nashville’s Coronavirus Task Force questioned the federal Center for Disease Control’s credibility after the agency first released, then withdrew new guidance concerning the virus.

A statement asserting that SARS-CoV-2 had gone airborne appeared on the CDC website last week, then was taken down soon after.

An airborne virus is a serious threat to public health.

Nashville Fifth + Broad developer laying off staff

Sep 23, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  The company developing the huge Fifth + Broadway mixed use complex looming over Nashville’s honky-tonk district announced recently that it will lay off 20 percent of its workforce.

CNBC quotes Brookfield Properties CEO Jared Chupaila saying the company will lay off staff “to align with the future scale of our portfolio.”