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Tennessee’s two big school turnaround experiments are yielding big lessons, researchers say
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Nov 16, 6:59 AM: A national pioneer in school turnaround work, Tennessee this month received a report card of sorts from researchers who have closely followed its two primary initiatives for five years.
Commission Takes Final Votes on Pay Raises, Resolution Backing SCS
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Nov 13, 7:56 AM: Also on the agenda Monday is a resolution supporting the decision of the Shelby County Schools board last month to refuse to release student information to the state-run Achievement School District or charter schools.
Tenn. charter school startup fee increasing
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Nov 13, 5:59 AM: If a charter school were proposed to the Sullivan County school system next academic year, the startup would have to pay a $2,500 fee to apply and an ongoing annual “authorizing fee” of 3 percent per student Tennessee and local >
Businesses will pay you top dollar, but come teach instead
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Nov 10, 7:48 AM: RePublic Schools, a charter school network in Nashville, has been at the forefront of teaching coding in classrooms. The school group created the Nashville Academy of Computer Science in 2014 and has incorporated computer science >
Tennessee awards 10 Nashville charter schools facility funds
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Nov 9, 5:58 AM: The $3.3 million in awards to 27 charter schools throughout the state were announced Wednesday by Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen.
Why Nashville school district is looking to consolidate and move some schools
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Nov 3, 5:09 AM: A proposed consolidation of several Nashville public schools is projected to save thousands in yearly operational costs, according to district planning officials.
Enrollment rises in Shelby County Schools for first time since suburban split
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Nov 2, 5:10 AM: Every year since the massive 2013 merger of schools in Memphis and Shelby County, enrollment for the consolidated district has dropped. Most precipitous was the whopping 34,000 students who left the new Shelby County Schools in 2014 >
Shelby County Schools rejects state's order to share student information with charters
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Nov 1, 5:21 AM: Shelby County Schools will join its Nashville counterparts in standing firm against the Tennessee Department of Education in its insistence the districts release student information to be given to charter schools.
Education group founded by former Mayor Karl Dean scales back, changes focus
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Oct 30, 5:15 AM: The group’s legal status hasn't changed, but Project Renaissance’s website now refers visitors to the Nashville Teacher Residency, a teacher training organization that was started under the nonprofit in 2016.
Thousands of Memphis families opt out of sharing contact info with charter schools
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Oct 26, 4:53 AM: After a month of urging parents to leave their contact information out of a list that may be shared with state-run charter schools, Shelby County Schools says 7,700 families have heeded their call.
We will fix TNReady, Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen promises
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Oct 25, 6:58 AM: Tennessee's education chief said she expects, and requires, 100 percent accuracy on the state's TNReady assessment after scoring issues affected thousands of tests this year.
Memphis charters could soon qualify for free rent in district-owned buildings
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Oct 24, 6:45 AM: In a sea change, some Memphis charters could soon use district buildings without paying rent, though which would qualify is yet to be determined.
In more than 200 school districts, at least 1 in 10 students attends a charter
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Oct 24, 5:52 AM: Charter school enrollment is continuing to tick upward in cities across the country. And in 208 districts, at least 10 percent of public-school students attended a charter last school year.
Parents deliver passionate plea for change to school leaders
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Oct 23, 6:23 AM: Dozens of Memphis parents, calling themselves Memphis LIFT, got together for their second annual Parent Summit. The topic was making education better for all Memphis students.
Tennessee sues Nashville schools for not turning over student contact information
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Oct 23, 5:00 AM: The Nashville school and state are at odds over student data sharing policies. The state Achievement School District wants the records so it can reach out to families about attending its schools.
Tennessee sues Nashville schools for not turning over student contact information
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Oct 20, 6:49 AM: The state of Tennessee sued Metro Nashville Public Schools on Wednesday for refusing to turn over the contact information for students zoned to failing schools.
Tennessee State Board to decide fate of two proposed Memphis charter schools
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Oct 19, 6:12 AM: The State Board’s top official is siding with Tennessee’s largest district in denying two charter schools that sought to open in Memphis.
Hamilton County Department of Education kicks off initiative to help struggling schools
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Oct 18, 5:24 AM: The Hamilton County Department of Education held a round of group discussions Tuesday as it kicked off its new Opportunity Zone.
This principal went to the worst middle school in Tennessee and started an honors academy
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Oct 9, 7:16 AM: Three years ago, Principal Deartis Barber III had a proposition for his staff at Georgian Hills Middle School: Leave a school with multiple years of test-score growth and improvement, and go with him to the worst middle school in >
Memphis school board earns national award for urban ed oversight
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Oct 3, 5:41 AM: Shelby County’s board has provided oversight to Memphis schools during a period of unprecedented upheaval, including the historic 2013 merger of city and county schools and the subsequent exodus of six suburban towns that created >

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