Underperforming schools in north Nashville will remain open, according to district superintendent Jesse Register. Unlike East Nashville, Register says, there are not enough other schools for students to attend if one or two closed.
The governor’s Tennessee Promise program guarantees that students can go to community college for free. And calling it free is more than a monetary statement: It’s also wildly effective marketing.
Almost three quarters of high school seniors in the state have applied for Tennessee Promise, the last-dollar scholarship that covers community college tuition, which has doubled the state’s expectations.
More than 40 teachers, professors and administrators will spend the next year combing through Common Core education standards and suggesting changes. Governor Bill Haslam also announced Wednesday the state is posting the standards to a website in the coming weeks so parents can read them and offer their suggestions.
Every member of the Williamson County board of education voted for a resolution supporting local standards. But language saying the board “opposed Common Core” was ultimately stripped from the final document.
The Tennessee Board of Regents may see 5,000 to 6,000 new students next year — meaning students who otherwise wouldn’t attend a TBR school — as a result of Tennessee Promise. Four-year schools will be competing within the system for freshmen who could go to a community college for free.
Governor Bill Haslam denies that his support for Common Core is softening. The questions arise because he’s spent more time defending “higher standards” than specifically Common Core in recent months.
East Nashville may soon become a petri dish for education reform. Metro Schools superintendent Jesse Register has proposed scrapping traditional schools zones in favor of a special “choice zone.” That has parents asking what on earth a choice zone is. We gave WPLN’s Blake Farmer 90 seconds to explain.
Four-year schools have sweetened scholarship packages and financial aid to transferring students.
Parents crammed into the library of Inglewood Elementary Wednesday night to make their case for keeping the underperforming school open.
Teacher opinion of Common Core education standards has declined since this time last year.
Vanderbilt University is trying to rethink nearly every aspect of its medical school curriculum, and the American Medical Association likes where the school is headed.
“Charter schools will – with nearly 100 percent certainty – have a negative fiscal impact on Metro Schools.” That’s a direct quote from a study ordered by the board of education, confirming the views of several charter skeptics on panel.
Tennessee State University has cut the ribbon on a handful of new agricultural buildings. The lab facilities, greenhouses and classrooms were built in part with an $8 million grant from the USDA. And they’re part of an overall push to expand on one of the school’s original missions.
Two Tennessee community college professors are prepping to spend most of the fall underwater in a lagoon off Key Largo, Florida. They’ll be submerged for 73-days straight in what amounts to an undersea apartment, setting a world record according to Guinness.
Unclear If Common Core Will Be Discussed At Gov. Haslam’s Education Summit, But Protests Still Planned
The governor’s office would not provide any specific details of topics or potential speakers on the agenda for Gov. Bill Haslam’s education summit this week.
MTSU’s decline in enrollment has professors worrying this is foresight into the future, and it has administrators cutting millions from the academic budget.
Tennis great Andre Agassi has been building charter schools since his retirement, and he toured his first Nashville facility Tuesday. At a ribbon cutting ceremony, Agassi described his conversion from an education philanthropist to investor.
Nashville’s University School Has Avoided ‘Ancestor Worship’ But Focuses On History During 100th Year
University School of Nashville is turning 100 years old. And to mark its centennial, the private K-12 academy is trying to reconnect with its past as Peabody College’s demonstration school.
The prospect of free community college in Tennessee has increased competition with universities, who have ramped up recruiting preemptively. Governor Bill Haslam relayed several candid conversations with college presidents at an event in New York this week.