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Back to school
August 10, 2016
Why does Tennessee start its school year so dang early?
In recent years, students have returned to school earlier and earlier in August, with some districts now starting in July.
August 2, 2016
Race and education in Nashville: Author Ansley Erickson on the hidden policy choices that sustain inequality
Ansley Erickson's book details the desegregation and subsequent resegregation of Nashville’s public schools, tracing today’s educational inequalities to their roots.
July 27, 2016
Two Nashville teacher residencies selected to partner with national center
New teacher residencies through Project Renaissance and Belmont University receive support from the National Center for Teacher Residencies.
July 25, 2016
New Nashville teacher cooperative chips away at public, private partition
A new teacher cooperative hosted by the University School of Nashville brings together teachers from Nashville's public and private schools.
July 18, 2016
Can raising reading levels be fun? It was for these kids in Nashville
Summer camps funded through Tennessee's Ready to be Ready initiative give children a chance to become better readers.
change at the top
May 13, 2016
To steer local schools, Nashville taps a diverse Maryland district’s second in command
The deputy head of Maryland's Prince George's County Public Schools will inherit a district struggling to keep pace with its increasingly diverse student population.
May 10, 2016
New Nashville parent advocacy group says its only agenda is high-quality schools
Nashville Rise emerges from Nashville’s complex, and often divisive, educational landscape as an offshoot of former Mayor Karl Dean's Project Renaissance.
May 5, 2016
Memphis education leader tells Nashville officials what Shelby County Schools is doing right
Interviewing to be director of Nashville schools, Brad Leon says he would bring a lot of inspiration from Memphis schools, including its focus on education equity.
May 3, 2016
Shelby County Schools innovation chief is finalist for Nashville school director
Brad Leon is the only Tennessean among six finalists for the top job at Metro Nashville Public Schools.
A tale of two cities
March 22, 2016
Achievement gap is narrowing in Memphis, growing in Nashville, study says
Memphis is making headway, while Nashville is struggling, in closing the achievement gap between students from low-income families and their more advantaged peers.
Student & School Performance
February 29, 2016
After online testing failure, Tennessee students take new TNReady assessment the old-fashioned way
While most Tennessee school districts have received their printed materials on time, a dozen are on standby.
Turnover at the top
February 3, 2016
Three of Tennessee’s four largest school districts in the hunt for superintendent
Rick Smith's sudden departure from Hamilton County means three of Tennessee's highest-profile urban districts have a leadership void.
January 19, 2016
Study finds racial discrimination in school gifted programs
Black students are far less likely to be placed in gifted programs, even with the same test scores as their white peers and especially if their teacher is white, say researchers.
January 13, 2016
U.S. HUD chief talks technology with Nashville students in public housing
The U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development talks with Nashville students about a plan to provide free Internet service to families in housing projects.
December 3, 2015
Amid anti-refugee political rhetoric, Nashville schools welcome displaced students
Students fleeing Syria, Iraq, Somalia and other war-torn nations find refuge and learning in Nashville schools, and teach their classmates a few lessons, too.
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