Education

Middle Tennessee mailboxes are filling with campaign flyers for school board candidates. And one is getting extra scrutiny because it asks that voters re-elect someone who has never held office.

Both our current president and the presumptive Democratic nominee have talked a lot about expanding early childhood education. President Obama has backed up his rhetoric by creating Preschool Development Grants.

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A search committee of high-ranking professors and staff at the University of Tennessee Knoxville met for the first time yesterday to discuss what they're looking for in a new leader, the next step in replacing outgoing Chancellor Jimmy Cheek

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As newly-hired Metro Schools superintendent Shawn Joseph relocates his family from Prince George's County, Maryland, he faces a familiar struggle — where to send the kids. He's the first director of schools in more than a decade to bring school-age children — Ava and Isaiah.

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The Tennessee Department of Education has signed a contract with a new testing company following the failed switch to online assessments this year. But education leaders are hesitant to give computer-based testing another go right away.

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Nashville’s pre-K program is adding 276 more slots this year, thanks to a 4-year federal grant. And the recent growth has opened up space for middle-class families to attend for the first time. 

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It could still be more than half a year before MTSU takes down the name of a controversial Confederate general on its ROTC Building. As of Friday, the school has approval from the Tennessee Board of Regents to change the name of Forrest Hall, but one state agency has to sign off before it's final.

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The head of the University of Tennessee system has appointed an adviser to focus on increasing diversity across UT campuses.

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Ezell-Harding Christian School has announced a $4 million campus makeover and a recommitment to Antioch. The area has missed out on some of the economic boom in other parts of Davidson County. It’s also gone through a dramatic demographic shift since the school opened in 1973.

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School board hopefuls were asked multiple questions about the extent of their support for privately-run charters at Thursday night's forum hosted by Project Renaissance.

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