Like many K-12 schools across the state, Tennessee’s historically Black colleges are in a staffing crisis. It’s a years-long problem that has affected how fast students can get their financial aid and housing applications processed.
A sixth-generation Nashvillian says she’s rarely surprised by new information about her city — but did start wondering about what she describes as a “bonsai-looking cypress tree” in her yard. She uncovered a rich history about her neighborhood and shares it with Curious Nashville.
It’s unlikely that Nashville public schools will face an exodus of students because of Tennessee’s Education Savings Account Program anytime soon. In addition to Metro Schools, ESAs are open to students in Memphis-Shelby County Schools and the Achievement School District.
One of Nashville’s biggest public school advocate groups are asking Metro officials to make bigger moves to support local students. The Nashville Public Education Foundation wants the city to create what’s called a child opportunity index.
Hillsdale-affiliated charter school American Classical Academy Madison is still planning to open, despite being denied by the Jackson-Madison County school district.
Tennessee’s Education Savings Account program will be heading back to court on Aug. 5. A motion for a temporary injunction to stop the roll-out was filed by the Shelby and Davidson County governments.