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 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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.