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MNPS superintendent Shawn Joseph is scheduled to present a 100-day report to the school board Tuesday night. Credit: MNPS / via Facebook.
Tennessee

The Big Surprise For Nashville’s New Superintendent? The State Of Middle Schools

Shawn Joseph is 100 days into the job and ready to provide a frank assessment of the district.

Candles and gifts memorialize the six Chattanooga children killed when the school bus they were riding crashed. Credit: TN Photo Services.
Safety / Tennessee

Tennessee Governor Says Outsourcing Buses Needs To Be Reassessed After Chattanooga Crash

Emails show school administrators were warned about the driver of the bus months ago. The accident has claimed six lives.

Educational attainment goals by state. Credit: Credit Higher Education Coordinating Council.
Florida / Higher Education

Higher Ed Council Sets Goal To Boost Education Levels Of Floridians

The council wants to see fifty-five percent of Floridians between the age of 25 and 64 earning industry certifications or degrees by 2025.

Cleveland School District board members.
Tennessee

Cleveland School District Presents Latest Desegregation Plan

A Mississippi federal judge is meeting with Cleveland School District officials today to hear their latest proposal.

"Mr. Fred" Oliver, 86, after a morning of improving his reading and writing at the Literacy Council of Central Alabama. Credit: Dan Carsen / WBHM.
Alabama / Audio

A Conversation with “Mr. Fred,” 86-Year-Old Learning to Read

Fred Oliver of Birmingham is 86 and a world traveler. He loves to visit far-off places, but his latest odyssey is close to home at the Literacy Council of Central Alabama: he’s learning to read and write.

Learner Janie Morgan, left, and volunteer tutor Judy Hickman take a quick break from lessons at the Literacy Council in downtown Birmingham. Credit: Dan Carsen / WBHM
Alabama / Audio

Fighting Adult Illiteracy, One Reader at a Time

A 25-year-old Birmingham-based nonprofit and United Way agency is working with about 150 people who realize “You’re never too old to learn. And you’re never too old to learn how to read better. And do better in your life.”

Students applying to Tennessee State University for next fall's freshman class will have to meet a higher bar compared to previous requirements. Credit: Emily Siner / WPLN
Higher Education / Tennessee

Seeking More Competitive Applicants, TSU Raises Admissions Requirements

The change has two goals: limiting the number of students who will likely find college difficult, and attracting more high-performing students who will go on to graduate.

Louisiana / Video

Pass or Fail: Public Education in Louisiana

One national survey gives Louisiana’ s education system a D+ for student achievement Another national education report ranks the state dead last. So, how well is the state’s public school system really performing?