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Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
November 2, 2015
Four years later, Tennessee’s first-ever charter ‘turnaround school’ celebrates gains
Nashville's Cameron College Prep is being heralded as a "success story" by LEAD Public Schools, state Education Commissioner Candice McQueen and Mayor Megan Barry.
October 23, 2015
State Board of Education overrules Nashville district board on KIPP charter expansion
The State Board of Education approves an appeal from national charter operator KIPP to open two new schools in Nashville, overruling the local district board.
October 20, 2015
Pre-K proponents: Vanderbilt study will inform early learning programs, not dissolve them
Even in light of a study suggesting that pre-K programs negatively impact student learning in the long run. advocates are stubborn in their commitment to early learning.
September 30, 2015
State Board of Education rejects Omni’s appeal for Memphis expansion, considers Nashville appeals from Rocketship, KIPP
Omni Schools may not open a new high school in Memphis, while proposed expansions in Nashville by Rocketship and KIPP are still being reviewed.
September 1, 2015
Nashville mayoral hopefuls offer their visions for the city’s schools
Facing a runoff election on Sept. 10, candidates Megan Barry and David Fox Runoff sound off on charters, school desegregation, state funding and more.
August 17, 2015
Despite significant TCAP gains, Nashville middle school starts charter conversion as part of state’s turnaround process
Teachers and community members reflect on whether Neely's Bend Middle Prep School would have achieved its high growth without state intervention looming.
July 1, 2015
Jesse Register on his legacy as director of Metro Nashville Public Schools, and advice for the future
In an interview with Chalkbeat on his last day on the job, Nashville's outgoing schools director talks about what he's learned — and offers advice for his successor.
June 2, 2015
Nashville education ‘idea festival’ draws 700 people
Leaders of a public-private initiative to reimagine K-12 public schools in Nashville want to build on the momentum of their first big gathering.
June 2, 2015
As Nashville charter school conversion begins, administrators must overcome confusion
After a rocky start, co-principals at Nashville's Neely's Bend Middle Prep School are working together to make the transition to a charter school a success.
April 24, 2015
Metro Nashville Schools first to partner with popular social media site
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is the first school district in the nation to partner officially with Nextdoor.
March 10, 2015
Nashville school board opts for conversation over litigation
The board for Metro Nashville Public Schools votes unanimously to delay exploration of a lawsuit against the state over inadequate school funding.
March 9, 2015
Nashville Schools next to consider legal challenge over state funding
Amid a growing chorus of district leaders exploring a lawsuit over chronic state underfunding of Tennessee public schools, Nashville's school director urges cooperation, not litigation.
February 16, 2015
Talk it out: Restorative justice techniques help school communities rethink approaches to discipline
Schools such as Nashville's Pearl-Cohn High School are getting positive results from programs addressing disciplinary issues through approaches based on resolution and reconciliation rather than just detention and suspension.
January 21, 2015
Metro Nashville Schools moves to integrated math curriculum
Algebra class soon will be a thing of the past in Nashville — sort of. Beginning next school year, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools will start to…
January 4, 2015
Unfunded state RTI mandate might do more harm than good
As of July 1, 2014, RTI2 is the sole criteria by which a student may be identified as having a Specific Learning Disability in the state of Tennessee. But the mandate to implement the intricate program came with no funds to do so. Schools had to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on the universal screeners, and don’t have the money to hire educators with the expertise required to work with the highest needs students. Some schools are using their general education teachers, already stretched thin, and others are using computer programs.
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