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Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
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.
December 8, 2014
Data disagreements muddy takeover debate
In the wake of the ASD's announcement that it will take over one of two middle schools in a Nashville community, district officials and their opponents have continually cited data points that seem contradictory. In fact, representatives from both sides of the school takeover debate were using different yardsticks to measure the same things:
November 21, 2014
Achievement School District places two Nashville middle schools on turnaround list
The Achievement School District announced today that it will take over one of two middle schools in Nashville.
September 26, 2014
Five things to know about the ASD’s expansion in Nashville
There has been a lot of chatter about the fate of low-performing schools in Nashville, and the Achievement School District’s potential involvement in turning those schools around.
September 4, 2014
Tennessee’s largest districts expand focus on pre-K despite Haslam’s hesitancy
Both of Tennessee's largest school districts, in Nashville and Memphis, are pushing not only to expand pre-K, but to make it more effective by increasing standards in Memphis and creating model centers in Nashville.
August 19, 2014
Where are this year’s priority schools?
To see where priority schools are located in Tennessee and where the lowest-performing schools in Memphis are concentrated, check out our map.
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