The first day of classes for students in Metro Nashville Public Schools got off to a shaky start. Families say they had trouble accessing the district’s education platforms, but are trying to remain optimistic about the rest of the semester.
Metro Nashville Public Schools is spending the final days before the start of the school year preparing families for its all-virtual learning environment. The transition will take some getting used to. So the district is taking it easy on academics during the first few weeks of classes.
The stresses of virtual learning won’t disappear for Nashville parents once the school year begins on Tuesday. The process of figuring out how to make the best of this new learning model comes with many hurdles for local families.
There have been lingering questions about how to engage students with disabilities and English-language learners as Metro Nashville Public Schools prepares for an all-virtual start to the semester.
Parents and teachers with Metro Nashville Public Schools will need to adjust to an unusual school year in the fall. The district says one possibility is letting parents pick between enrolling their kids in remote or in-person classes.
Nashville’s teachers union is pushing back against the city’s plan to reopen schools in the fall. The union says it’s happy education officials are thinking about the safety of students and employees, but that there wasn’t enough teacher involvement in the planning process.
It’s tough helping students enroll in college and getting them to stay there — even under normal circumstances. Add a pandemic to the mix on top of decades of education inequality, and expanding higher education access has become that much harder for student advocates.
Nashville is preparing to take on a range of scenarios for getting kids back to school in the fall. A task force headed by Metro Schools Superintendent Adrienne Battle and Board of Health Chair Alex Jahangir released a plan Tuesday morning that would tie health rules within schools to the city’s phase of reopening.
Metro Nashville Public Schools will distribute laptops and internet access to all public school students, Mayor John Cooper said Monday. Cooper said he is requesting $24 million of the federal Cares Act money from the Metro Council for the rollout, which he says will provide the district with roughly 90,000 laptops and 17,000 mobile internet […]
Metro Nashville Public Schools is sharing more details about the future of the upcoming school year. The district launched its summer learning program Monday, but says it’s now focused on getting students ready for the fall.