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LOCAL BUSINESS TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011 THETENNESSEAN Breaking news, weather and traffic. On your mobile phone at i the tennesjean b tennessean.commobilenews Schools turnaround plan set 10 low performers selected for Metro's 'innovation cluster' By Chas Sisk The Tennessean Metro Nashville Public Schools is pulling out 10 low-performing schools from the rest of the district in a bid to turn them around and avoid greater state involvement in Metro schools. School officials announced that seven middle schools, two high schools and an elementary school will be shifted into an "in novation cluster," in which officials will work with teachers and an outside consulting group to develop tailored turnaround plans during the upcoming school year. The schools, generally low-income, have been among Metro's worst performers in recent years, as measured under the federal No Child Left Behind law. "No Child Left Behind already labeled them," said Alan Cover-stone, executive director of the innovation cluster. "What we're doing, by emphasizing innovation, is that we're underscoring our commitment to make these SCHOOLS, 6B J MijtJpenfiitii C2CI) II ZUfl Paul Changas, MNPS director of assessment and evaluation, shows data used in developing the turnaround plan, jae s. leethetennessean INNOVATION CLUSTER Napier Elementary, South Nashville Bailey Middle, East Nashville Margaret Allen Middle, Spence Lane Antioch Middle, Antioch Wright Middle, Nolensville Pike Apollo Middle, Antioch Jere Baxter Middle, Hart Lane Cameron Middle, South Nashville Whites Creek High, Whites Creek Glencliff High, Nolensville Pike PUTTING EXPERIENCE BACK TO WORK After 33 years with General Motors, John Wilson is starting a career as a teacher at Ravenwood High School. He took a teaching certification program offered by Belmont University at the site of the GM plant in Spring Hill, jeanne reasonover the tennessean Displaced GM workers retool for new professions One Spring Hill worker is now a teacher. Others are finding new paths, with help. By Jill Cecil Wiersma The Tennessean BRENTWOOD John Wilson looked around an auditorium full of new teachers and felt a little conspicuous and at the same time, he felt confident. "I was by far the oldest brand-new teacher in there by a couple of decades," said Wilson, who will welcome his first students next week as a chemistry and physics teacher at Ravenwood High School. Unlike most new teachers, he also comes with 33 years' experience in the private sector. He started his career in 1976 with General Motors in Flint, Mich., transferred in 1989 to the Spring Hill Manufacturing Plant and worked there until he was among the roughly 2,000 workers laid off in 2009. Wilson hadn't planned to retire at 52. "I didn't want to spend the next 40 years laying around with nothing to do," he said. "I thought, 'There's something else I could do.' " Wilson signed up for a Belmont University teaching certification program, offered free to displaced plant workers through federal and state grants at a new technical training center inside the Northfield building on the GM campus. Of the 15 who earned teacher certification, Wilson and a dozen others went on to earn a master's degree on RETOOL, 8B Hacker guilty, claims Internet addiction By Brandon Gee The Tennessean A man who once bragged of hacking Miley Cyrus' email and Myspace accounts told a federal judge Monday that he is addicted to the Internet and pleaded guilty to charges of credit card fraud and hacking. Josh Holly, 21, was not charged for hacking Cyrus' accounts and publishing racy photos he found in them, but federal agents found evidence of other crimes when they interviewed Holly and searched his computer in 2008. Holly appeared in U.S. District Court on Monday and pleaded guilty to access device fraud for possessing about 200 credit card numbers that didn't belong to him. He received $100,000 in commissions He also pleaded guilty to commercial electronic mail message fraud for hacking Myspace so that visitors to certain celebrities' profiles would receive spam messages. Holly was paid more than $100,000 in commissions for steering traffic to a website selling cellphone ring tones, according to court testimony. Also Monday, Holly answered for violating a condition that he stay away from the Internet while the federal case is pending. Using his cellphone, Holly sent a status update to Facebook that said he was feeling "strong urges" to start hacking again. Judge Aleta A. Trauger told Holly to stay way from the Internet altogether and said she believes he has an addiction. "You just let all your friends know you have no access to the Internet," Trauger said. "This is all for your own good anyway." Asked by Trauger if he believes he has an addiction to the Internet, Holly said, "When I think about it, yes, I do." Holly's sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 31. He faces a maximum of 13 years in prison and $500,000 in fines. Contact Brandon Gee at 615-726-5982 or bgeetennessean. com. Cracker Barrel says goodbye, glass ceiling Sandra Cochran named CEO, a first for Middle Tennessee By Bobby Allyn The Tennessean Sandra B. Cochran will be named CEO of the Lebanon-based restaurant chain Cracker Barrel next month, becoming the first woman to ascend to the top rung of a publicly traded company in Middle Tennessee and the second in the state. Cochran, 52, joined Cracker Barrel in 2009 after serving in various executive jobs, including as chief executive, for the Books-A-Million chain. She takes over from Michael Woodhouse, 66, as Cracker Barrel CEO on Sept. 12. Though Cracker Barrel has made a concerted effort to represent women in its executive ranks, Cochran's appointment highlights the state's glaringly low number of women in key leadership roles among public companies, rekindling the question of gender diversity in the corporate office. Woodhouse, who has been Cracker Barrel's chief executive for 10 years, will become executive chairman as Cochran takes the reins. The announcement of Cochran's promotion comes just as Cracker Barrel contends with flat same-store sales, corporate COCHRAN, 6B SANDRA B. COCHRAN BACKGROUND Age: 52 What's ahead: Will take over as Cracker Barrel CEO on Sept. 12. Recent past: Joined Cracker Barrel in 2009 and has been its president and chief operating officer since late last year. Before that, was chief financial officer. Former leadership: Served as CEO of Books-A-Million from 2004 until joining Cracker Barrel two years ago. Held various other executive iobs at Books- A-Million beginning in 1993. Bobby Allyn Sandra Cochran takes over Sept. 12. Li 1 - mmu REPORT NEWS 259-8068 OR FAX 259-8093 OR E-MAIL LOCALTENNESSEAN.COM EVENT LISTINGS CALENDARTENNESSEAN.COM FIND A JOB. NEW, MORE CHALLENGING, DIFFERENT, HIGHER PAYING, MORE CREATIVE, LESS STRESSFUL, BETTER, MORE REWARDING The Tennessean Tennessean.comVirtualCareerFair TN-0 000729877

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