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Education advocates call on Gov. Bill Lee to give additional $1B to Tennessee schools
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Jan 21, 7:19 AM:

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education called for Tennessee to add an additional $1 billion in recurring funding to the nearly $6 billion the state already spends each year on public schools.

New Tennessee school voucher bill clears key Senate committee
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Jan 20, 9:15 AM: A bill allowing families to use state dollars to send their children to private schools if their zoned public school goes virtual cleared the Senate Education Committee Wednesday, marking a victory for a renewed push for >
East TN school leaders have choice: Cancel class or go virtual
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Jan 20, 7:09 AM: Several school districts in East Tennessee will be closed for the remainder of the week due to staff shortages. At least one district has moved its eighth through 12th grade students to virtual learning for the same >
Charter school leaders explain low test scores in underperforming Nashville schools
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Jan 13, 8:46 AM: The Achievement School District promises to bring schools out of the bottom five percent for performance. But state data shows many of those schools are stuck in at the bottom for ten years or more.
Memphis mother starts her own micro school for cultural identity, social emotional learning
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Jan 13, 6:08 AM: "For me, education is about learning versus knowing. I don’t think there’s an endpoint or an arrival,” said Lab School of Memphis founder Coi Morrison.
Tennessee lawmakers propose school vouchers for students impacted by COVID-19 protocols
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Jan 12, 9:48 AM: Tennessee lawmakers have proposed a bill that would allow parents who disagree with COVID-19 protocols in their school district to remove their child from the school and use a voucher to attend a different school of their >
State commission approves charter school after blasting RCS handling of application
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Jan 10, 9:21 AM: The Tennessee Public Charter School Commission voted 4-3 last Friday to overturn Rutherford County Schools denial of an application for the proposed Rutherford Collegiate Prep charter school.
'This is unacceptable': Maury County parents unhappy with virtual teaching program
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Jan 6, 7:15 AM: The national teacher shortage has led to a new approach at Maury County Public Schools. The district is now using virtual teachers in some of its classes to make up for the missing teachers.
Memphis charter school new CEO shares vision for future
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Dec 28, 9:57 AM: The KIPP Memphis Public Schools (KMPS) is under new leadership.Antonio Burt, Ed.D.  used to be the Chief of Schools at Shelby County Schools before starting his position as the CEO of KIPP Memphis in November. The charter >
A dozen Nashville teachers will try to tackle some of Metro Schools' biggest challenges
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Dec 28, 9:13 AM: The Nashville Public Education Foundation has selected 12 Metro Nashville teachers to participate it the inaugural Teacherpreneur cohort.
Lee: Education funding review not related to school vouchers
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Dec 22, 6:35 AM: Gov. Bill Lee denied Tuesday that his plan to revamp how Tennessee funds its multibillion dollar K-12 education system will make it easier to implement school voucher programs while responding to concerns submitted by the >
Maury County district plans to extend remote learning platform amid teacher shortage
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Dec 16, 9:50 AM: Maury County Public Schools plans to extend its contract with a remote learning platform as it continues to provide an alternative teaching source amid an ongoing shortage of educators.
A top priority for Tennessee education leaders? Making sure students will be qualified for job openings
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Dec 16, 8:48 AM: School advocates say the Tennessee General Assembly needs to do more to prepare young people for the workforce.
A 'big risk, big reward' strategy for Memphis' oldest charter schools
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Dec 6, 6:17 AM: A brand new teacher, Antonio Burt arrived from Alabama to Memphis for his first job. It was a new city, and he didn’t know anyone in town. He’d been assigned to Cypress Middle School in North Memphis, a school community he >
Charter school organizers seek to open Rutherford Collegiate Prep
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Dec 3, 10:01 AM: The creators of Rutherford Collegiate Prep, a public charter school seeking state approval, to operate in northwest Rutherford County, believe local families deserve education options.
‘If we don’t redo the funding, a formula is just a formula’: Tennessee gets feedback on the future of school funding
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Dec 1, 7:12 AM:

Throughout the fall, education officials have been asking for feedback on how to revamp the formula used to generate and distribute school dollars.

Tennessee high school graduation rates down for second consecutive year
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Nov 30, 6:47 AM: High school graduation rates are down in Tennessee for the second year in a row. New data from the Department of Education shows 88.7% of seniors graduated on time in the 2020-2021 school year, down from 89.6% the prior >
'They deserve it': Some TN educators get pandemic bonuses, amounts vary across districts
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Nov 24, 8:31 AM: The pandemic has put a strain on teachers no one could have anticipated just two years ago. Now, they're continuing to mitigate the learning losses many of their students face due to extended absences or other COVID >
Nashville school board adds 5th grade to three charters but not before debate devolves into chaos and acrimony
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Nov 24, 8:12 AM: An effort on Tuesday to add fifth grade at three charter schools, in alignment with Metro Nashville Public Schools' own initiative, devolved into chaos and...
Knox County Schools will not ask parents about their interest in learning cottages
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Nov 11, 9:21 AM: At least for now, Knox County Schools will not use "learning cottages" as a way to convince a federal judge to drop the mask mandate he imposed on the district.

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