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Articles by: Anne Marshall
One year after Tennessee won $500 million in the federal Race to the Top competition, the efforts to win the race itself may be what has the lingering impact.
Metro schools are experimenting with Saturday morning classes.
As charter schools grow in number and popularity in Nashville, the school district says it’s costing them a growing amount of money.
For almost twenty years Tennessee has tracked how much students are learning from year to year,but that data wasn’t tied to teacher evaluations – until now.
Metro’s first charter school, is rejoicing. The school nearly closed due to poor performance on math assessment tests.
The Metro School District is giving close to five thousand parents the chance to move their child to a new school – immediately. Metro wanted to avoid offering mid-year transfers, but their request was denied.
In the next few days, the Metro School District is supposed to start allowing students
in underperforming schools to transfer to a better school. It’s required by law, but the
district is asking the federal government for a break from that mandate.
For 25 years local congregations have taken in the homeless on winter nights providing a bed and a meal, but compassion is the Room In The Inn’s underlying goal.
For years, school principals have visited classrooms to watch teachers in action. Now those known classroom observations are being transformed and multiplied.
Middle Schools in Nashville are reconfiguring their school day to help kids struggling with math and reading.
A new program allowing Davidson County residents to borrrow bicycles to ride is supposed to make Nashville healthier, but reaching that goal will require a lot more pedaling.
Schools across Tennessee are anxiously awaiting state test scores to see if they’ll be labeled passing, struggling, or failing. At a Nashville charter school, Smithson-Craighead Academy, the stakes are high. It may close.
Tennessee teachers have seen how their students performed on achievement tests taken in the spring. Parents know too, because their child’s scores were mailed in October. But individual schools and districts still don’t know if they did well enough to avoid being labeled struggling or failing.
Workers are grateful for the temporary positions but worry about when the next paycheck will come.
The Metro Homelessness Commission reports 56 out of the 60 Housing First participants have been permanently housed, giving the program a 92 percent retention rate.
Housing First takes the long time homeless, hands them an apartment key, and matches them with a social worker who fills in as family. But it doesn’t require rehab, and that’s made winning over skeptics difficult.
Nashville’s last homeless count reported more than 2,000 people living on the streets. It’s estimated several hundred are chronically homeless.
Children struggling with obesity in two rural counties are visiting a Vanderbilt weight management clinic, without the hassle of a long drive.
A brand new $13 million building in downtown Nashville will now act as a service hub for the homeless. Its mission is to get the chronically homeless stable and independent.