The number of Metro schools in trouble under No Child Left Behind has shot up from 32 to 55. But district officials say the test data shows plenty to be happy about.
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Six Nashville schools that have been struggling are being turned into magnet schools this fall. Metro hopes a new pool of students and parents will be drawn to them and academics will improve.
Thursday afternoon, the Metro School Board officially dissolved Nashville Global Academy, a charter school that opened in the fall and has struggled since day one.
The Metro School Board denied all applications for new charter schools at last night’s board meeting.
One of Nashville’s brand new charter schools started the year with 30 fourth graders, now they’ll have none. Global Academy’s leaders got the news after last night’s school board meeting.
One of Nashville’s brand new charter schools is asking the district to let it keep 30 fourth graders it wasn’t supposed to have enrolled until next year. Global Academy filed the request with the Metro School District Monday.
One of Metro Nashville’s brand new charter schools will go before the school board next week to explain why its violating its agreement with the district.
Nashville’s newest school board member won her seat with overwhelming support from the Metro Council at Tuesday night’s meeting.
Metro Schools director Jesse Register appointed a former board member Tuesday to oversee the district’s growing number of charter schools.
The second and third place finishers in last year’s Metro school board race say they’re interested in taking Alan Coverstone’s place as the West Nashville representative.
The Metro Schools board member representing Bellevue and West Nashville has resigned the seat, effective immediately.
Regardless of whether the state legislature resurrects a bill this session to expand who’s eligible to attend charter schools in Tennessee, the Metro School board has the final say on approving new schools in Nashville.