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Think tank report finds Nashville could save $500 per student with ESA program
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Nov 13, 6:22 AM: The ESA program -which allows parents in the two districts to choose any school instead of what they are zoned for- was approved by the General Assembly and signed by Governor Bill Lee but faced a lawsuit from parents and >
Metro Nashville Public school teachers rally for safer return to classrooms
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Nov 11, 6:41 AM: Teachers are demanding safer classrooms, and they made sure their voices were heard at Tuesday night's Metro Nashville Public School Board meeting. Educators say with the pandemic the classroom is no longer safe. But not >
Former Rep. Bill Dunn, who steered through Gov. Lee's school voucher bill, to advise Tennessee education commissioner
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Nov 10, 6:35 AM: Former state Rep. Bill Dunn, a Knoxville Republican who spent more than a quarter of a century in the Tennessee House, has been hired by Gov. Bill Lee as a special adviser on education.
Betsy Henderson says she's for 'school choice'; how does that affect Knox County?
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Nov 5, 7:10 AM: Knox County elected a new school board member Tuesday night. Betsy Henderson ran on the promise to make parents' voices heard, improve early literacy rates, strengthen community partnerships and improve testing. >
Tennessee allocates $5M in COVID-19 relief funds for charter schools
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Nov 5, 6:44 AM: Tennessee will distribute $5 million in federal COVID-19 education relief dollars to charter schools across the state, Gov. Bill Lee announced Wednesday.
'Way more important than any play I can make': Rams' Jalen Ramsey steps up for Nashville charter school
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Oct 29, 5:58 AM: At Purpose Prep -- a publicly funded, kindergarten-through-fourth-grade charter school that is free to attend for any student within the school district and whose student body is 98% Black, with more than 75% of its >
MNPS teacher union pleading for all grades, classes to transition to virtual learning through end of semester
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Oct 28, 7:29 AM: Our state’s recent spike in coronavirus cases is creating problems for schools, including the Metro Nashville Public School district.
Gov. Lee calls for suspension of school accountability
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Oct 28, 5:36 AM: Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn on Friday, Oct. 16 called for removing negative consequences for schools and educators associated with student assessments for the 2020-2021 school >
In-person student, at-home teacher? Or the reverse? SCS parents, teachers consider options
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Oct 23, 8:26 AM: Both families and teachers will have the choice to head back to Shelby County Schools buildings if the district sticks to plan and returns in January. Once they make their choices, due on Oct. 30, it will be time for an >
Local charter network to allow some teachers and students back into classroom
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Oct 23, 7:39 AM: Teachers and students will return to Frayser Community Schools buildings over the next several weeks as the charter network’s phased-in reopening plan takes shape.
As voters focus on the national election, school vouchers are an issue to watch in Tennessee legislative races
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Oct 14, 6:25 AM: For legislative candidate Jerri Green, Tennessee’s controversial school voucher law represents everything that’s wrong with lawmakers who passed the measure using tactics leading to the law being overturned this year in >
School choice supporters hope TN Supreme Court upholds Educational Savings Account law
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Oct 1, 5:17 AM: School choice supporters say they're ready for the Tennessee Supreme Court to make the final decision on the Educational Spending Account law.
Tennessee Court of Appeals upholds decision finding Gov. Bill Lee's education savings account program unconstitutional
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Sep 30, 5:17 AM: Gov. Bill Lee's education savings account program took another hit Tuesday, with the Tennessee Court of Appeals upholding a lower court's decision that the controversial plan is unconstitutional.
Tennessee Dept. of Education report finds schools and students across the state are struggling
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Sep 24, 7:54 AM: A recent completed report by the Tennessee Department of Education has revealed some disturbing trends are getting worse, and “at-risk students” may be in danger of falling through the cracks and missing an education. >
Metro Nashville Public Schools enrollment down by more than 4,200 students since beginning of the school year
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Sep 24, 7:26 AM: Metro Nashville Public School enrollment has dropped by more than 4,200 students since the school year began and overall enrollment is down about 4%, according to data released during a Board of Education meeting Tuesday >
TBOE approves new charter high school in Antioch despite Metro’s disapproval
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Sep 23, 6:46 AM: The Tennessee Board of Education approved plans for a new charter school in the fastest growing area of Nashville, Antioch, despite opposition from the Metro Nashville Board of Public Education and the superintendent of >
Thousands of SCS students haven’t logged in to virtual class, SCS says
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Sep 16, 6:49 AM: Shelby County Schools said thousands of students have still not logged into virtual class after more than two weeks into the school year.
Shelby County parent starts a petition calling for virtual school to be shortened
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Sep 10, 6:12 AM: Over the weekend parents said the first week went well, but some parents think virtual school should be shorter and have started a petition online.
More school choice will benefit all Tennesseans | Opinion
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Sep 10, 5:49 AM: If the Lee administration is successful in its appeal, then the program will provide low- and middle-income students enrolled in Nashville and Memphis public schools with an education savings account worth up to $7,300 a >
Opinion: Time To Address Or End The Achievement School District In Tennessee
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Sep 9, 7:15 AM: In the ASD, we created false and misleading hope for truly the most vulnerable of children. These children will not discover the promise of the future without quality education.

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