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February 11, 2019
Former Tennessee teacher of the year wins prestigious national award
Cicely Woodard received the nation’s highest teaching honor from its largest teacher organization.
February 8, 2019
What do teachers need most? More time, says this Nashville educator.
Here, in a feature we call How I Teach, we ask educators who’ve been recognized for their work how they approach their jobs. You can…
December 19, 2018
Memphis and Nashville put on notice about which schools could face state takeover in 2020
In one of her final acts as Tennessee education commissioner, Candice McQueen has identified nearly 20 schools that could require the most drastic state interventions…
in your own words
November 26, 2018
Dear Bill Lee… ‘Respect our judgment and decisions,’ and other pieces of advice from Tennessee educators
After the election, we asked Tennessee educators: What would you tell newly elected Gov. Bill Lee about your classroom?
October 2, 2018
Here’s what school and district leaders have to say about Tennessee education
Of the 575 leaders who responded, none said that they thought Tennessee’s school funding formula should stay as it is.
June 6, 2018
Here’s how Nashville, Memphis school groups will spend $150,000 grants
Metro Nashville Public Schools and the dropout prevention organization Communities In Schools of Memphis have won planning grants of $150,000 each. Recipients are…
back to court
March 16, 2018
Nashville appeals judge’s order to share student information with state charters
The appeal means Metro Nashville Public Schools won't comply with an earlier order to share the information with charter operators requesting it.
February 8, 2018
Is your school in Tennessee’s bottom 10 percent? Here’s a list of 166 schools the state says need to improve
Here are three things to know about the warning list, which lists schools in the bottom 10 percent, followed by a searchable list.
January 12, 2018
Judge orders Nashville schools to turn over student information to state charters
The ruling is a blow to local district leaders in both Nashville and Memphis, who have argued that a federal privacy law gives them discretion.
November 16, 2017
How common is it for districts to share student contact info with charter schools? Here’s what we know.
Some districts explicitly do not share student information with charter schools. Others have clear rules for sharing. At least one city has carved out a compromise.
November 15, 2017
Support grows in Memphis for keeping student info from state charter schools
Shelby County commissioners side with Shelby County Schools in the district's battle with the state over releasing student contact information.
November 8, 2017
Tennessee awards grants to help 27 charter schools secure or improve buildings
Grants of $125,000 each will go to 27 schools in the first round of awards announced Wednesday by the State Department of Education.
October 31, 2017
Memphis leaders vote not to release student information to charter schools
The board’s action means Tennessee’s largest district more than likely will be sued by the state of Tennessee.
October 25, 2017
Thousands of Memphis families opt out of sharing contact info with charter schools
Now board members are left with a choice: hand over the rest of the names, or face a lawsuit from the state.
October 20, 2017
As Nashville heads to court over sharing student information with the state, here’s why Memphis probably won’t
Instead of outright rejecting McQueen's deadline last month like Nashville did, Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson sought a compromise.
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