Families in Metro Nashville Public Schools are evenly divided on returning their kids to in-person classes in the fall. That’s according to the results of a reopening survey released at a board meeting Tuesday evening.
The Tennessee State Board of Education voted to approve two Nashville charter schools Monday, overturning the local school board’s decision in July to deny new charters. The decision paves the way for Nashville Collegiate Prep to open in 2021 and KIPP Antioch College Prep High School to open in 2023.
Metro Nashville Public Schools is changing its course on competitive sports events. It now says it will allow student-athletes to resume games next week — with girls soccer games beginning Sept. 23 and football starting Sept. 25. Contact practices began last week.
Metro Nashville Public Schools is making a greater commitment to protect the health of teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic, as the district prepares to transition back to in-person classes.
Tennessee State University is pushing to expand higher education access for students in Middle Tennessee’s community colleges. They’ve received a grant for $1 million from the National Science Foundation, to recruit students of color, who are interested in enrolling into math, science, technology and engineering programs.
There are small but significant differences in the number of students who’ve been showing up to Metro Nashville Public Schools compared to last year. Early data show the attendance rate is 5% less — and 2%, or 1,456 students, didn’t log into the district’s learning platform Schoology during the month of August at all.
Early survey data shows only a small amount of damage after two brief tornadoes touched down in Putnam and Warren counties Friday evening.
Officials in Williamson County have decided not to extend the county’s mask mandate, citing a decrease in the number of new COVID-19 cases. The mandate took effect in July and expired Saturday night.
Metro Nashville Public Schools will make a gradual pivot back to in-person classes after closing its buildings to students in the spring, according to a recommendation from Superintendent Adrienne Battle.
The Metro Public Health Department is recommending that Nashville schools suspend all competitive sporting events until returning to in-person classes. The guidance was released Tuesday afternoon after a similar announcement in July.