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Jennifer Burnell high-fives students as they leave her classroom at Fall-Hamilton Elementary School.
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After Waves Of Reform, Nashville Schools Go Back To Basics — Teaching Kids To Build Relationships

For students in Metro Nashville schools, this year’s curriculum goes beyond acing standardized tests. It also includes lessons in what educators call “social-emotional learning.”

ITT Technical Institute's Tallahassee campus
Higher Education / Tennessee

ITT Tech Closure Leaves Students Looking For Answers

ITT is facing federal fraud charges and had been blocked from accepting new students who receive federal financial aid. But the abrupt closure has caught many students off guard, and some are angry and looking for answers.

Gov. Bill Haslam says the next chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents does not have to be an academic. Credit: TN Photo Services.
Higher Education / Tennessee

Tennessee Board Of Regents Search Starts With No Leader ‘Preordained’

Tennessee has finally kicked off the hunt for a new leader for its system of community colleges and technology centers, and Gov. Bill Haslam says the search starts with no preconceived notions of who it should be.

Florida A&M University President Elmira Mangum.
Credit: Florida A&M University via Twitter.
Florida / Higher Education

FAMU’s Mangum Could Be Out By Sept.15

Florida A&M University President Elmira Mangum is negotiating terms for stepping down from her position. A committee made up of members of the school’s board of trustees has approved a tentative deal that could lead to Mangum stepping down in mid-September

Audio / Louisiana

Education and Recovery – Teachers in Need

As part of its core mission of supporting education, Louisiana Public Broadcasting is reaching out teachers, students and parents following the unprecedented Flood of 2016.

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.

Infrastructure / Louisiana

Floods Disrupt Louisiana’s School Schedule

In Louisiana’s second-largest school district, all the schools are closed because of the massive flooding there. Students in the East Baton Rouge Parish were scheduled to go back this week. But the district had to delay the start of school until after Labor Day.

OPSB Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. speaks at a press conference about school unification. Mallory Falk / WWNO.
Charter Schools / Louisiana

Orleans Parish School Board Approves Unification Plan

The Orleans Parish School Board approved a plan to reunify New Orleans public schools. That is, transfer Recovery School District charters back to the local school board. But this isn’t a return to the old system. It’s a new model for governing schools.