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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 >
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 >
Memphis parents told not to share student data with charter schools
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Oct 2, 6:53 AM: With less than a month before Memphis parents must decide whether to share their children’s information with charter schools, the Shelby County Schools district is ramping up its efforts to get them to say no. >
SCS Sees Summer Academy Success, Mixed Results on Blended Learning
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Oct 2, 6:11 AM: With 90 days to put it all together, Shelby County Schools leaders came up with a set of summer learning academies to battle the summer slide – student retention and academic growth taking a few steps back between school >
Charters Spotlight Their Results Compared To Other Metro Schools
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Sep 28, 6:46 AM: Nashville's charter schools are highlighting their performance related to the rest of the district. Charters represent a vast majority of the city's schools that achieved top growth scores for student improvement. >
Some SCS schools receive twice as much money as others, report says
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Sep 28, 5:33 AM: Schools within the Shelby County Schools system are funded inequitably, and with larger gaps than in similar districts, according to a report given to the Board of Education on Tuesday.
Charters Spotlight Their Results Compared To Other Metro Schools
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Sep 27, 7:03 AM: Nashville's charter schools are highlighting their performance related to the rest of the district. Charters represent a vast majority of the city's schools that achieved top growth scores for student improvement. >
As Deadline Passes, Metro Schools Still Refuses To Release Student Data For Charters
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Sep 27, 5:38 AM: State education officials say they're "disappointed" that school districts in Nashville and Memphis won't budge. Both systems had until Monday to turn over data that would help charter schools overseen by the state recruit >
For second straight year, two charter schools denied by Memphis board appeal to the state
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Sep 26, 6:13 AM: Two proposed all-girls schools, The Academy All Girls Charter School and Rich ED Academy of Leaders, went before the Tennessee Board of Education last week to plead for the right to open. Citing weaknesses in the schools’ >
Hamilton County Department of Education announces Opportunity Zone leadership team
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Sep 26, 5:25 AM: The Partnership Zone is a shared governance between Hamilton County Schools and the state to allow the two to work together to provide a better education for students attending the five lowest-performing schools — Brainerd >
Top Tennessee House Democrat calls for halt to student data pursuit
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Sep 26, 5:23 AM: Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Mike Stewart called on the state's education commissioner to stand down in her demands for Memphis and Nashville to hand over student contact information to Tennessee's state-run district. >
Hamilton County school board votes to keep moving forward on Partnership Zone option
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Sep 22, 6:49 AM: After spirited debate, Hamilton County school board members voted 7-2 Thursday night to move forward with conversations with the state about what a Partnership Zone will look like.
Nashville charter school CEO left after he lost confidence of his board
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Sep 19, 5:25 AM: A prominent Nashville charter school leader left his post after he lost the confidence of the charter board of directors that oversees the school network.
AG: SCS Must Release Student Info To ASD
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Sep 18, 6:58 AM: Shelby County and Metro Nashville Schools cannot withhold student data from the state-run Achievement School District, according to a legal opinion released Thursday, Sept. 14, by Tennessee Attorney General Herbert >
Nashville charter school network to pay $2.2M to settle lawsuit over 'spam' text messages
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Sep 18, 5:39 AM: A Nashville-based charter school network has agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by parents who objected to a series of mass text messages they received from the charter organization promoting >
Tennessee attorney general: Nashville and Memphis must hand over student data to state
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Sep 15, 6:06 AM: The ASD, which runs charter schools in Memphis and Nashville, wants the contact information so it can market its schools to families. The districts have been resistant to give up the data, arguing that federal education >
1,012 charter school parents send letter to Nashville schools board after railed resolution
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Sep 14, 5:32 AM: Over 1,000 Nashville charter school parents penned a letter to the Nashville schools board asking for better treatment.

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