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An individual education: Tennessee Virtual Academy helps 8-year-old
Dec 11, 7:23 AM: Erin has dysgraphia, which affects her spelling and writing abilities. Many people have heard of dyslexia; dysgraphia is sort of its opposite number. To put it in broad terms, people with dyslexia have trouble reading; >
Nashville teachers protest Betsy DeVos' agenda after Tennessee visit
Dec 1, 8:13 AM: Chanting and holding signs calling for her departure, public school teachers and parents gathered by the downtown riverfront Thursday night to voice their opposition to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. >
Betsy DeVos makes first visit to Middle Tennessee with trip to Rutherford County Schools
Nov 30, 8:06 AM: DeVos, during questions with reporters, said she remains supportive of voucher programs like the ones that have been rejected by the Tennessee General Assembly. Vouchers are publicly funded scholarships for students to >
As Tennessee governor’s race ramps up, so does the conversation around schools
Nov 30, 7:27 AM: The State Collaborative on Reforming Education, also known as SCORE, on Wednesday unveiled five priorities aimed at moving Tennessee up from the middle of the pack on student achievement.
Nashville's Smithson Craighead Academy avoids closure after narrow school board vote
Nov 29, 6:39 AM: The Metro Nashville Public Schools board bucked its superintendent's recommendation not to renew Smithson Craighead Academy charter schools' contract.
Nashville’s Newest Charter School Embraces Black Empowerment
Nov 27, 7:33 AM: Many schools aspire for racial diversity. But that’s not quite the aim of the newest charter school in North Nashville. KIPP Nashville College Prep Elementary says it is embracing what is a reality for most schools in the >
Tennessee’s two big school turnaround experiments are yielding big lessons, researchers say
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
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
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 >
Businesses will pay you top dollar, but come teach instead
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 >
Tennessee awards 10 Nashville charter schools facility funds
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
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
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 >
Shelby County Schools rejects state's order to share student information with charters
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.



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