Students at five Metro Nashville public high schools will be mentored in songwriting and business by emerging Black country artists. The education arm of the Country Music Association is teaming up with the National Museum of African American Music.
Nashville announced its move to the next phase of its vaccine rollout today. Phase 1b includes teachers and child care workers, just as districts like Metro Nashville Public Schools return to in-person learning for the first time in nearly a year.
Nashville public schools is trying to tackle Metro’s teacher shortage. The district has 160 certified teacher vacancies and 272 unfilled support positions. Some of the largest vacancies are in middle schools. Chris Barnes, the district’s new chief of human resources, told the school board Tuesday night that he wants to speed up the hiring process, especially for student teachers.
An ambitious, years-long study conducted by Vanderbilt University is tracking public school children across Nashville, asking them about life in their neighborhoods. The first year revealed that many do not feel their neighbors trust, or support one another.
The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce released its annual Education Report Card on Tuesday. It calls on city officials, the school board and the community to work toward more equity, more diversity and more funding for public education.
Listen / Nashville residents are becoming more uneasy with the city’s rapid growth, according to a new poll from Vanderbilt University taken ahead of citywide elections this summer. The survey by the school’s Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions found that a slim majority of city residents still believe Nashville is on the right […]
Listen / State education officials are reminding school authorities they cannot require parents to release their children’s immigration status. The guidance comes as existing immigration enforcement law in Tennessee becomes more stringent this week.
Listen / Metro Nashville Public Schools is hoping for more community involvement as part of the solution to support its lowest-performing schools. The plan, which was shared at a press conference Monday morning, uses a four-part approach that includes better supporting school leaders, developing student and family support through community partnerships, strengthening instructional coaching, and […]
Listen / Twenty-one Metro Nashville schools, as well as the district itself, are on the state’s list of low performers. The announcement was made Friday afternoon by the Tennessee Department of Education.
Listen / Leaders with Metro Nashville Public Schools learned last night that district finances are still under scrutiny from city auditors. While the results of one investigation were published last week, two other inquiries are still underway, including about district procurement practices.