Post Tagged with: "Metro Nashville schools"

Metro Schools Makes Its Own Try for Race to the Top

by / on November 27, 2012

Nashville is up against New York, Seattle, and Dallas in trying to pull down $40 million for its school system. The competition is part of the federal grant program known as Race to the Top.
Tennessee was one of the first recipients of Race to the Top money, in the state competition. Now Metro is trying to get money to work with students one on one.

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Gentry Tops Kindall’s 27-Year Experience

Gentry Tops Kindall’s 27-Year Experience

by / on August 3, 2012

A nearly three-decade tenure on the school board came to an end yesterday. Ed Kindall lost his seat to fellow board member Sharon Gentry. The two were pitted against each other in District 1 after its boundaries were redrawn.

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Metro School District Appeals Transfer Mandate

by / on January 25, 2011

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.

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Metro Schools Conducting Overhaul of Business Practices

by / on February 22, 2010

Last week, the Nashville Chamber of Commerce said Metro Schools needs a complete overhaul of its business practices. District officials say that change is already on its way.

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Metro Schools Director Committed to Classrooms

by / on January 13, 2010

The Metro Nashville School District is bracing for an estimated $35 million shortfall next school year. What’s helped bail the district out of similar budget situations isn’t an option anymore.

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Metro Schools Revamp Discipline Policy

by / on August 13, 2009

It may become tougher for suspended students to fall off the radar in Metro Nashville schools this year. The district has revamped its discipline policy. It’s not so much the rules that have changed, but how they’re enforced.

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Metro School District Hires Non-Traditional Teachers

by / on August 12, 2009

About a quarter of Metro Nashville’s newly hired teachers are coming from two programs the district is tapping into for the first time.

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