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Photo courtesy of Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office A Rutherford County Schools teacher and five others have been charged with felony conspiracy to introduce drugs into the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center in September, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office press release confirmed Thursday. Shelley Gurda, 50, a kindergarten teacher at Stewartsboro Elementary School; Thomas Gurda Jr, 23, an …

Photo courtesy of Tennessee Department of Education Rutherford County School Board Director Don Odom requested that the school board approve a motion to nullify TNReady test scores for 2018, according to a statement by Rutherford County Schools Communications and Community Relations Coordinator James Evans. This comes after many students from counties across the state were …

Photo by William Green / MTSU Sidelines Story by William Green / Contributing Writer and Megan Cole / Contributing Writer Contributions by Andrew Wigdor / News Editor  On Wednesday, March 14, exactly one month after the infamous mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students across the country participated in National School Walkout …

Photo and story by Michael Aldrich / Contributing Writer U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos spoke at Oakland High School in Murfreesboro on Wednesday as a part of her first official visit to Tennessee since being appointed to her position in February. Out of more than 1,700 public schools in 143 districts across Tennessee, she …

Photo courtesy of MTSU News Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County Schools teachers are receiving training from MTSU professors in preparation for the Great Tennessee Eclipse. A group of about 30 attended one of the 1.5 hour sessions on campus Thursday. According to a press release, teachers received powerpoint presentations to use in their classrooms as …

Photo Courtesy of Facebook / Mariah Phillips  Mariah Phillips, a Rutherford County Schools teacher and an MTSU alumna, announced her 2018 congressional run, which will challenge Congressman Scott DesJarlais, who currently serves as a representative for Tennessee’s fourth congressional district. Phillips earned her master’s degree from David Lipscomb University after earning her bachelor’s degree from MTSU. …