Cathryn Stout

Bureau Chief, Chalkbeat Tennessee

Communities are navigating the reality of gun violence and school shootings. Here is a guide of resources for students, parents, teachers, and more.

The legislation on Black history instruction comes at a turning point in U.S. history education nationwide   

With Billy Orgel’s late decision not to seek reelection, Amber Huett-Garcia is the only candidate running for District 8. 

2021 Teacher of the Year finalist Adrian Hampton reflects on how he teaches after losing a student to gun violence and facing  grieving students and an eerily empty desk. 

The appointment to fill the remainder of the term will be a short one as voters will get to select a new school board member during the Aug. 4 general election. 

The governor’s plan to bring dozens of Hillsdale charter schools to Tennessee and the mounting resistance to the partnership are the latest battle in the classroom culture wars.

After two decades in the classroom, youthful veteran Ericka Payne-Clark has noticed that many students learn best when they’re out of their seats and on their feet. 

When asked if other runs for office are in her future, Avant replied, “Whatever God leads me to do to continue to serve people, I will do.”

Tennessee Gov. proposes $1 billion more for K-12 education and a new institute to fight “anti-American thought” in higher education in his annual budget.