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June 24, 2016
Rise & Shine: Shelby County Schools asks parents to register early online, but most wait
EARLY ENROLLMENT Shelby County Schools opened up online registration early this year to attract more parents to sign their kids up sooner. Most are waiting.
December 3, 2015
Amid anti-refugee political rhetoric, Nashville schools welcome displaced students
Students fleeing Syria, Iraq, Somalia and other war-torn nations find refuge and learning in Nashville schools, and teach their classmates a few lessons, too.
November 16, 2015
Nashville’s mayor, school board reset the dial to find a new director
Nashville's rocky search for a new school chief prompts the city's leaders to reset the quest to include a 17-member community task force.
August 17, 2015
Despite significant TCAP gains, Nashville middle school starts charter conversion as part of state’s turnaround process
Teachers and community members reflect on whether Neely's Bend Middle Prep School would have achieved its high growth without state intervention looming.
July 6, 2015
Next Nashville mayor will help shape city’s schools
In August, Nashville will elect a new mayor to succeed Karl Dean and is expected to continue a legacy of impacting education in Tennessee's second-largest city.
July 1, 2015
Jesse Register on his legacy as director of Metro Nashville Public Schools, and advice for the future
In an interview with Chalkbeat on his last day on the job, Nashville's outgoing schools director talks about what he's learned — and offers advice for his successor.
July 1, 2015
Metro Nashville Schools host President Obama for third time in 18 months
The nation's president comes to Nashville — again — to speak during a private event at Taylor Stratton Elementary School.
June 2, 2015
Nashville education ‘idea festival’ draws 700 people
Leaders of a public-private initiative to reimagine K-12 public schools in Nashville want to build on the momentum of their first big gathering.
May 26, 2015
Arabic to be taught at six Nashville schools
Six public schools in Nashville will offer Arabic language classes in grades 7-12 starting in August.
April 24, 2015
Metro Nashville Schools first to partner with popular social media site
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is the first school district in the nation to partner officially with Nextdoor.
April 15, 2015
Nashville schools director hails high expectations, diversity in final address
In his final State of Nashville Schools address, the district's outgoing director urges leaders "to believe that every child can learn," including students who struggle with poverty or disabilities.
February 23, 2015
Students suspended at an ‘alarmingly high’ rate in Memphis, report says
More than 40 percent of all black middle and high school students in Memphis were suspended at least once during the 2011-12 school year – an "alarmingly high" rate, say authors of a new statistical analysis.
January 28, 2015
Metro Nashville schools replace almost half of priority school principals
Metro Nashville Public Schools is replacing five head principals at 12 of its lowest-performing schools, district officials announced Wednesday. The decision follows an “extensive diagnostic…
January 21, 2015
Metro Nashville Schools moves to integrated math curriculum
Algebra class soon will be a thing of the past in Nashville — sort of. Beginning next school year, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools will start to…
January 8, 2015
Federal guidelines updated for teaching English language learners
Districts and states must identify English language learners in a timely and reliable manner and ensure that they receive the same quality education as students speaking English as a first language.
October 15, 2014
To turn around failing schools, Nashville turns to experienced teachers
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools recruiting experienced teachers to schools that fall in the bottom 25 percent of schools statewide. By January, they hope to have recruited 100 teachers — half from Nashville, and half from around the country — to those schools, in an effort to raise student achievement and build a more collaborative school culture, said Katie Cour, the director of talent strategy for Metro Nashville Public Schools.
September 24, 2014
Nashville will be seeking new schools superintendent as Jesse Register announces departure
Jesse Register, who has been superintendent of the 83,000-student Metro Nashville Public Schools since 2009, announced last night that he will not seek to have…
September 2, 2014
Five things to know about Metro Nashville’s charter chief, Carol Swann
Nashville didn't always have the reputation of having smooth relations with charters. Much of the reason they've been able to build that reputation is because the head of their office of charters, Carol Swann. Swann has led an overhaul the authorization process in Nashville, making it more rigorous for applicants, but also more clear-cut and organized. Get to know her to learn about charter authorization in Tennessee with five facts.
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