Okay, I am late to the party on this one, but glad to discover and report that Megan Barry was elected Mayor of Nashville in mid-September. Her opponent, David Fox, was a former hedge funder who favored charter schools. Barry is not only Nashville’s first female mayor, but also a Democrat and a progressive in a state where Democrats have been struggling to win elections.

Since Tennessee has been one of the Race to the Top’s poster children, it will be interesting to see what happens with Megan Barry as Mayor. The failed Achievement School District has thus far concentrated on Memphis, but has expanded into Nashville.

Keep your eye on Tennessee. And on Megan Barry.