Tennessee education leaders are preparing for schools to be shut down for the remainder of the year, so they’ve come up with a list of emergency measures to make sure students — particularly high school seniors — aren’t penalized by COVID-19.
This season on The Promise, we take on one of the most divisive topics in America: public education. We spend the year at Warner Elementary, a struggling school in East Nashville. Warner’s students are almost all black and almost all poor, despite the fact that the neighborhood is far from it. The school’s test scores are in the doldrums, its enrollment is dropping. But it’s about to embark on one of the most ambitious turnaround efforts in district history. Will it succeed?
This is WPLN’s latest live blog, which will be updated regularly with news on the spread of coronavirus in Tennessee.
This blog will be updated regularly with the latest on the spread of coronavirus in Tennessee.
The world is at war with the coronavirus. So, the state of Tennessee is organizing something like a military response with what they are dubbing as the COVID-19 Unified Command.