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Tennessee has a strong plan to help its struggling schools, national report says
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Nov 15, 8:42 AM: Tennessee is listed as a leader in its plan for struggling schools in a report that reviews 17 states' plans to better its lowest-performing schools.
ennessee's next college goal is playing out in Hardeman County. Here's what it means for the state.
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Nov 12, 9:03 AM: Tennessee, with support from the Education Writers Association Reporting Fellowship program, spent months examining Tennessee’s closely watched efforts to expand college access and improve graduation rates, especially for >
What will education in Tennessee look like under Bill Lee? Here's what we know
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Nov 8, 6:24 AM: Some areas remain a mystery, including the future of the state's program for taking schools away from their home districts and turning them over to charter networks to improve.
Why Some Officials Have Questioned Martha O’Bryan’s New Charter School In East Nashville
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Nov 6, 7:03 AM: The Martha O'Bryan Center is known throughout Nashville for its work with low-income residents and has been embedded in East Nashville's James Cayce homes for decades. As Cayce is being overhauled into mixed-income >
Why 12 Nashville charter school organizations are forming a collaborative
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Nov 2, 6:22 AM: The Nashville Charter School Collaborative, an effort launched Thursday, is expected to help the 12 organizations — representing 32 schools — share resources, ideas and support each other in educating students. >
Shelby County Schools board saves The Excel Center from closure
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Oct 31, 6:24 AM: The Shelby County Schools board threw a lifeline Tuesday night to a program that serves as a lifeline for adults lacking a high school diploma.
Memphis’ only program for adults to get high school diploma gets lifeline from district leaders
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Oct 30, 6:32 AM: That’s why Shelby County Schools is stepping in to help keep Excel’s doors open to serve what Superintendent Dorsey Hopson called a “unique population.” It would no longer be a charter school, but a “contract school,” >
School vouchers a key difference between Bill Lee and Karl Dean in Tennessee governor's race
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Oct 26, 5:47 AM: In the Tennessee governor's race, Republican Bill Lee and Democrat Karl Dean have agreed on a number education issues, including the need to implement vocational training in high school.
Here's what Shelby County Schools is doing to save one charter school — but not six others
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Oct 25, 7:22 AM: Shelby County Schools plans to work around a law requiring closure of charter schools with low performance in order to continue partnering with Goodwill Inc. for adult education.
School vouchers a key difference between Bill Lee and Karl Dean in Tennessee governor's race
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Oct 25, 7:14 AM: In the Tennessee governor's race, Republican Bill Lee and Democrat Karl Dean have agreed on a number education issues, including the need to implement vocational training in high school.
Dean taking jab at Lee on vouchers
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Oct 24, 5:31 AM: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean is taking a jab at Republican frontrunner Bill Lee on vouchers, calling him an “extreme” candidate whose policies would hurt public education.
Shelby County school board celebrates 'district-wide' growth during #WeAre901 tour
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Oct 24, 5:25 AM: The Shelby County Schools board held its first ever #WeAre901 event Monday at five schools - Kingsbury Elementary, Memphis East High School, Douglass High School, Manassas High School and A.B. Hill Elementary School - to >
Opinion: Solving the skills gap: Tennessee's evolution puts students on right path
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Oct 19, 5:53 AM: More than 3 million students graduated from high schools across our country this spring, and I can’t help but wonder what their futures will hold.
Education growth in Tennessee is thanks to teacher evaluations, report says
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Oct 12, 5:23 AM: Tennessee's education system has seen sustained improvements over the last eight years, and a new report says the state has its overhaul of teacher evaluations to thank for that growth — at least in part. >
Opinion: Shelby parents need unified enrollment
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Oct 12, 5:15 AM: Having this information means giving parents not just the options, but real school choice. When we level the playing field for all families, students have a better chance of getting into the school that best serves their >
Tennessee teacher evaluations highlighted in national report
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Oct 11, 6:35 AM: Tennessee is a pioneer in the way it evaluates teachers and how it coincides with improved student achievement, according to the report, Making a Difference: Six Places Where Teacher Evaluation Systems are Getting Results, >
At this KIPP high school, a new tactic for getting students to college: bringing college to them
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Oct 10, 5:15 AM: It’s common for high school students to head to college campuses for classes. It’s much rarer for a college to set up shop on a high school campus.
What helps fight poverty in Indianapolis? Pre-K and charter schools, mayors say
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Oct 5, 5:48 AM: When asked to name the most important steps that the city of Indianapolis has taken to improve the lives of people in poverty, Indianapolis’ current mayor and past three mayors all pointed to one “game-changer”: >
Lawmaker looks to revive ‘education saving accounts’ for students with disabilities
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Oct 5, 4:40 AM: A plan that would give Indiana families more control over their child’s school funding has failed repeatedly to gain traction with state lawmakers — but its persistent supporters have plans to advance it again in 2019. >
Texas minister rallies Tennessee pastors against private school vouchers
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Oct 3, 5:47 AM: The Baptist minister from Fort Worth is founder of Pastors for Texas Children, and on Tuesday launched a four-day, five-stop statewide speaking tour in Chattanooga. Since its founding in 2013, his nonprofit group has >

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