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Charter schools receive more per student in federal COVID aid
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Feb 23, 6:46 AM: When it comes to how federal education relief money was distributed during the pandemic, an analysis by NewsChannel 5 Investigates found charter schools were able to get a larger share than traditional public schools. >
School voucher supporters ask Tennessee Supreme Court to OK prepping program for fall semester
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Feb 10, 6:48 AM: Banking on the hope a swift Tennessee Supreme Court decision would allow the state's controversial voucher program to launch in time for the fall semester, supporters want to start taking applications for the 2021-2022 >
Tennessee high court to review school voucher lawsuit
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Feb 8, 7:06 AM: Tennessee’s highest court has agreed to take up an appeal of a lawsuit challenging the legality of a school voucher program that would let parents use public tax dollars for private school tuition.
Nashville private school sees increase in enrollment after parents say students need a consistent schedule
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Feb 5, 7:21 AM: As Metro Nashville Public Schools announces a plan to return to in-person learning, some parents say the move comes too late for their students.
Tennessee Supreme Court agrees to hear state’s school voucher appeal
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Feb 5, 6:52 AM: The Tennessee Supreme Court agreed Thursday to consider the state’s request to restore a school voucher law that was overturned last spring by a lower court.
Nashville students to return to in-person learning starting this week
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Feb 2, 6:41 AM: Students in grades 5 and 9 — who haven't seen the inside of a classroom since schools first closed amid the pandemic last March — will be able to return on Thursday, Feb. 18 if the city's COVID-19 metrics continue to >
Support school choice because education isn't going back to normal | Opinion
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Jan 29, 6:57 AM: But there’s one gaping area of our lives where none of us should want a return to normal— because normal wasn’t enough for many children, especially Black and brown Tennesseans.
TN General Assembly passes bill requiring schools to offer summer school programs for students falling behind
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Jan 22, 7:16 AM: The “Tennessee Learning Loss Remediation and Student Acceleration Act” has been passed in the Tennessee General Assembly. The bill requires schools to implement a program of after-school learning mini-camps, learning loss >
Opinion: Pandemic makes need for school choice clear
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Jan 22, 7:07 AM: It doesn’t take a fancy degree to realize the pandemic has exposed deep issues within our education system. In the spring, schools across the country were having to face technological and budgetary constraints amidst a >
Teachers voice concerns as state legislature takes up special session on education
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Jan 20, 9:17 AM: State Lawmakers made their way to Nashville this week for a special session called by the governor. The session began Tuesday to address what Governor Lee says are “urgent issues facing Tennessee students and schools. >
Opinion: With remote learning, how can schools keep students from getting lost?
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Jan 12, 7:55 AM: The program, tracked through weekly phone and video calls, is an ambitious effort to keep students and families from slipping out of reach as distance learning extends into next year.
Some Knox Co. parents want more learning options as coronavirus cases spike
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Jan 6, 7:58 AM: As Knox County students return to classrooms after going virtual prior to winter break, parents are now asking for more flexibility.
Tennessee to receive $1.1 billion in federal COVID-19 relief aimed at K-12 education
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Jan 6, 6:34 AM: Of the $1.1 billion, at least $997 million is required to be directly distributed to local school districts, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Individual state education agencies can keep only a limited amount >
Tenn. Gov. Lee calls special session to address education issues
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Dec 30, 8:14 AM: Gov. Bill Lee announced Tuesday he was calling for a special legislative session to address education challenges that have popped up amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Survey says: Tenn. parents want technology, student support, accountability, expanded school options
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Dec 18, 6:53 AM: Eight in 10 parents want more education options so they can determine the best fit for their child’s education, and 77% of parents believe they should have the ability to send their children to any public school (at their >
Survey: Majority of Metro Nashville public school families want in-person learning in spring Meghan MangrumNashville Tennessean A majority of Nashville families favor sending their children back to class in-person if Metro Nashville Public Schools
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Dec 9, 8:57 AM: A majority of Nashville families favor sending their children back to class in-person if Metro Nashville Public Schools reopen for the spring semester, a new district survey found.
Nearly 8,000 more Hamilton County students will return to the classroom in January
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Dec 9, 6:07 AM: Thousands more students will be returning to Hamilton County Schools classrooms in January as parents step away from virtual learning options.
Tennessee should fund public school students instead of institutions | Opinion
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Dec 7, 6:38 AM: The latest data reported by Education Week in September revealed that less than half of the public school districts in Tennessee planned to reopen with full-time in-person instruction available to all students. And several >
Future of the Achievement School District should focus on racial equity | Opinion
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Dec 1, 7:08 AM: As the Achievement School District maps out its future plan and selects a new leader, racial equity is paramount coupled with innovation, high quality learning and equitable funding.
Emails: School choice org caused ‘confusion’ in voucher plan
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Nov 30, 6:17 AM: A prominent voucher group’s outreach efforts to families of students “caused nothing but confusion” while Tennessee attempted to enact a program that would have allowed parents to use tax dollars to pay for private school >

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