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Community leaders gathered at the Adventure Science Center Monday for the release of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce annual report card.
Credit: Marc Hill/Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Tennessee

Nashville Business Leaders Demand More Accountability On MNPS Literacy

In an annual report card from the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, they conclude there’s been little — if any — improvement across the district.

A sign for school board candidate Thom Druffel stands outside Belle Meade City Hall alongside supporters of incumbent Amy Frogge during early voting. Credit: Chas Sisk / WPLN.
Events / Tennessee

Group Asks Nashville District Attorney To Investigate Spending In School Board Races

A Nashville advocacy group is calling for an investigation into spending in Metro’s school board races, alleging Stand for Children, a pro-charter organization based in Oregon, has broken Tennessee election law.

The Metro Nashville Education Association political action committee sent out similar mailers on behalf of the candidates the union endorsed.
Community / Tennessee

Why Is This School Board Campaign Mailer Getting So Much Attention In Nashville?

Middle Tennessee mailboxes are filling with campaign flyers for school board candidates. And one is getting extra scrutiny because it asks that voters re-elect someone who has never held office.

Administrators at some Metro schools have been accused of redirecting students to boost test scores.
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Audio / Tennessee

Are Schools Cheating With Makeup Classes? Tennessee Lawmakers Take Their Own Hard Look

Tennessee lawmakers are investigating whether school districts are cutting corners to get high school students their diplomas. But school officials say all they’re doing is keeping kids on track to graduation.

School Board Split Over Nashville’s Latest Batch Of Charter Schools
Charter Schools / Tennessee

School Board Split Over Nashville’s Latest Batch Of Charter Schools

The Metro board of education couldn’t come to a decision Tuesday night on allowing KIPP Academy to open two more charter schools. The panel was evenly split with chairwoman Sharon Dixon Gentry absent. Another vote will be scheduled later this month.

Tennessee Leaders Talk School Safety at Statewide Summit
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Tennessee Leaders Talk School Safety at Statewide Summit

State leaders and school officials across Tennessee recently gathered to weigh in on how to make schools safer in wake of the Newtown, CT elementary school shooting.

Mariachi Expands Cultural Diversity In Nashville Schools
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Mariachi Expands Cultural Diversity In Nashville Schools

A new music education program offers traditional Mexican folk music to middle and high school students – expanding cultural diversity into the classroom.

American Graduate: High School`s `College Zone` Gets Students On Track
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American Graduate: High School`s `College Zone` Gets Students On Track

A new college-readiness program is trying to help inner-city, urban students make their way to the top. So far the results are promising.