Post Tagged with: "Nashville"

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

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.

A Vanderbilt study followed teachers in Nashville and Tampa to see whether training in the "Pyramid Model" of positive discipline improved pre-k classrooms. Credit: U.S. Department of Education / Flickr.
Audio / Tennessee

After Expulsions Of Preschoolers, Discipline Study In Nashville Finds Success With Positive Approach

Nashville pre-K classrooms have become laboratories in the effort to improve discipline for the youngest students – with signs a more positive approach could cut down the surprisingly high number of suspensions.

Rocketship operates two charter schools in Nashville. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN
Charter Schools / Tennessee

Nashville And Memphis Use Different Math To Fund Charter Schools

The Tennessee Comptroller was asked by the Senate Education Committee to look into payments to charter schools. And auditors saw how the state’s policy can have a variety of interpretations.

The Metro school board voted in June to pursue a lawsuit, with board members Mary Pierce and Elissa Kim abstaining. Credit: DOUGLAS CORZINE / WPLN (FILE PHOTO)

Once Reluctant, Metro Joins School Districts Suing For More State Funding

Nashville’s public schools have officially joined the legal fight over state funding. The district follows Memphis and Chattanooga in suing Governor Bill Haslam to get more education money. But the complaint — approved in June and filed on Thursday — is particular to Nashville.

Spending from pro-charter groups wasn't enough to oust incumbent school board candidates Thursday night. DOUGLAS CORZINE / WPLN (FILE PHOTO)

After Big Spending On Challengers, Metro School Board Stays Put

The incumbents on the Metro school board all kept their seats on election night, despite heavy out-of-state spending from charter school advocates for most of their opponents. Some voters saw the races as a referendum on the privately-run schools.

Four members of the Metro Schools board of education are running for re-election and three of them are refusing to attend a candidate forum organized by Project Renaissance. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN (file photo)
Audio / Charter Schools / Tennessee

Charter School Debate Re-Ignites Ahead Of Nashville School Board Candidate Forum

A school board candidate forum planned for Thursday night has become another flash point over Nashville’s charter schools. Three sitting board members have refused to participate, questioning the organizer’s motives.

Why The Latest Flap Between School Board Member And Nashville Charter Is About More Than A Book
Charter Schools / Tennessee

Why The Latest Flap Between School Board Member And Nashville Charter Is About More Than A Book

What appears to be a battle over an inappropriate book is really the latest skirmish in Nashville’s running feud over privately-operated, publicly-funded charter schools.

Tennessee Promise students Kris Tugman, left, and Richard Briley talk in the hallway of a Nashville State Community College building after meeting Gov. Bill Haslam. Credit: EMILY SINER / WPLN
Audio / Tennessee

Tennessee Promise Students Begin Long-Awaited First Day Of Free Community College

Monday marked the first day of school for thousands of freshmen across the state started community college for free. It was a day much anticipated by officials who’ve been implementing Tennessee Promise — and by many students who’ve changed their post-high school plans to take advantage of it.