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