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Stratford High School, one of twelve schools on MNPS Director Jesse Register's list of potential closures. (credit: MNPS)

Metro School Board Doesn’t Plan to Close Schools, But Hasn’t Ruled It Out, Either

by / on March 18, 2014

The Metro School Board does not have plans to close any schools right now, but that doesn’t mean the idea won’t come up later. The board is facing a $15 million shortfall, based on a budget proposed by Schools Director Jesse Register

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The Choice: A School Fight Over Middle Class Families

The Choice: A School Fight Over Middle Class Families

by / on November 30, 2012

Metro Nashville Public Schools has followed suit with other urban districts and made it so parents have much more say in where their kid will attend. But even with an expanding menu of charters, magnets and language immersion programs, Metro still has convincing left to do with some parents after decades of mixed academic results.

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Smithson-Craighead Middle to Close, Charter Revoked

Smithson-Craighead Middle to Close, Charter Revoked

by / on November 13, 2012

Parents and students from Nashville’s Smithson-Craighead Middle School packed a district board meeting Tuesday night, asking for one more chance. The board ultimately revoked the school’s charter after three years of abysmal scores.

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MNPS 1st Choice Fair Attracts Some Private School Parents

MNPS 1st Choice Fair Attracts Some Private School Parents

by / on October 19, 2012

Hundreds of Davidson County parents roamed the halls of McGavock High School Thursday night meeting face-to-face with principals. The district is trying to win over families who aren’t already sending their kids to Metro Schools.

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Great Hearts Backs Down After Fourth MNPS Rejection

by / on September 12, 2012

Great Hearts Academies is done trying to open a charter school in Nashville for now. The Arizona-based organization says in a statement that at this point “a successful school opening would be impossible.”

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MNPS Board Refuses to Follow State Directive

MNPS Board Refuses to Follow State Directive

by / on August 14, 2012

A power struggle played out at the Metro Schools central office Tuesday night. The school board bucked a state directive and refused to approve a charter application by Great Hearts Academies.

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MNPS Board to Formally Approve Great Hearts, 2013-2014 Calendar

by / on August 14, 2012

After months of intense debate, Tuesday the Metro School board is expected to approve a charter school application from Great Hearts Academies. The vote is a formality since the state board of education trumped Metro’s first decision.

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Metro Schools Show Progress Closing ‘Achievement Gap’

Metro Schools Show Progress Closing ‘Achievement Gap’

by / on July 26, 2012

Top officials with Metro Schools say they made progress this past year toward closing what’s called the “achievement gap.” That means catching up groups such as poor students or those learning English. It’s something Metro had to show progress on to avoid a “warning” status from the state.

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Adjuncts to Fill Teaching Gaps in Metro Schools

Adjuncts to Fill Teaching Gaps in Metro Schools

by / on July 6, 2012

Metro Schools will rely on adjunct instructors this year to teach subjects ranging from algebra to bluegrass and mariachi. It’s the district’s foray into hiring on a course-by-course basis.

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MNPS to Cut 100 Stimulus-Funded Jobs

by / on May 22, 2012

There will be at least 100 fewer people working with students who have disabilities in Metro Schools next year. The district announced the job cuts today, blaming an end of federal stimulus money.

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Union Files Ethics Complaints Against Register, School Board

by / on March 22, 2012

Metro Schools director Jesse Register has been slapped with an ethics complaint.

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Public to Weigh in on Larger MNPS Budget

by / on March 19, 2012

The board of Metro Schools will hear from the public (tomorrow night/tonight) regarding its proposed $722 million budget.

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Metro Students Travel to Meet First Lady

by / on February 17, 2012

Ten students from Metro Schools have been chosen to travel to the White House next week. Being selected was an emotional experience for some of the high schoolers.

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Voucher Bill Characterized as Private School “Bailout”

by / on November 1, 2011

A schoolyard fight over vouchers is taking shape in the state legislature. A Republican proposal would give low-income students more than $5,000 to use toward private school tuition. The House Education Committee started work on the bill Tuesday.

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Metro Schools Moves Up Start Date to August 1st

by / on August 24, 2011

Tuesday night Nashville’s Board of Education passed on the school district’s first choice for a balanced calendar but did approve a start date of August 1st next year. That will give students a week-long break from class in the fall and an extended spring break, while still getting out for summer by May 24th.

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Shot Pearl Cohn Student Was in Gang Crossfire

by / on April 13, 2011

Metro Police have charged three teenage brothers after Tuesday afternoon’s shooting at Pearl Cohn High School. A 17-year-old bystander was hit in the crossfire, though she has been released from the hospital.

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MNPS Magnet Lottery Deadline Comes Friday

by / on November 30, 2010

Students in Metro Schools have until Friday to apply for the district’s magnet and specialty schools. More than 13,000 students are expected to enter their names in the lottery this year. The drawing will take place in January.

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GCA Takes Over in Nashville’s Public Schools

by / on July 1, 2010

Nearly 600 custodians returned to work in Nashville’s public schools Thursday, but with lower pay and a new boss. Many who were not rehired warmed seats in the unemployment office.

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MNPS to Give Over-Achieving Teachers More Responsibility and Pay

by / on June 22, 2010

Teachers in Metro Schools who out-perform their peers in the classroom will have the option to take on more responsibility and increase their pay as early as next year. The district is overhauling its career tracks in order to recruit better teachers and reward those who are successful.

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Dean Pushing MNPS to Have Country’s Best Public School Music Program

by / on June 21, 2010

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean is making music education a new priority. He’s hired a consultant to orchestrate a way for Metro Schools to build – what he calls – the best public school music program in the country.

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