Education

The president of Nashville State Community College is retiring effective Dec. 31, the middle of the school year. His announcement Wednesday follows a lengthy tenure that was marked by impressive growth as well as flare-ups with some faculty.

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New scores meant to show student improvement for the last academic year reveal a wide discrepancy among Nashville-area districts.

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A prominent resignation spotlights a fundamental push-and-pull in Nashville's charter school movement. Internal documents have been released related to the departure of the CEO from LEAD Public Schools.

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A network of four charter schools in Nashville has settled a lawsuit over sending automated text messages to prospective families. The class-action suit accused RePublic of breaking federal communication law meant to prevent spam texting.

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Fisk University's new president wants to build more relationships in Nashville.

In a recent interview with WPLN, Kevin Rome said the historically black college has a positive reputation nationally, but locally it's battling its history of unstable leadership and financial troubles. That narrative that has long frustrated university officials, which says they have plenty to be proud of.

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Metro Schools is trying to cut a deal with state education officials over sharing student data. The state says the district is required to turn over information to charter schools that want student info for recruiting purposes. The looming legal dispute highlights a stubborn rift.

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There are a handful of bright spots in a so-so year for high school standardized testing statewide. Tennessee moved to a much harder test last year to match the difficulty in other states. This was the first opportunity for any year-to-year comparisons. District-level scores were released Wednesday.

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Nashville is slowing down its march to universal pre-K. City officials released a plan Monday in response to a widely-cited Vanderbilt study that questioned the long-term benefits.

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Here's a follow up of sorts to a story WPLN's Meribah Knight did before the eclipse on how the Nashville Zoo was preparing to observe, with the help of citizen scientists, the reaction of animals during the eclipse.


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Metro Schools is offering as much as $6,000 in signing bonuses to help fill more than 100 lingering teacher vacancies, two weeks into the semester. The district has been quietly using bonuses all summer on a case-by-case basis but now wants more job candidates to know about them.

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