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 releasing its graduation plans for seniors.
The Metro Nashville school board is again saying no to more charter schools. Local school officials opted against adding more than 3,000 new charter seats in the district during a vote Tuesday evening.
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 / Turmoil in Metro Nashville Public Schools has prompted Mayor David Briley to criticize the school board and push for a more hands-on role in the district. In turn, that’s drawn reactions from other candidates vying for the mayor’s office.
Adrienne Battle takes over Monday as the interim head of Metro Nashville Public Schools, following last week’s departure of director of schools Shawn Joseph after nearly three years in charge.
Listen / The Metro Nashville school board voted to terminate Director Shawn Joseph’s contract Tuesday night in a 5-to-3 vote. As part of that decision, the district will buy out the remainder his contract for $261,250. The board also voted to make MNPS Community Superintendent Dr. Adrienne Battle the interim director of schools. She will be […]
Listen / Metro Nashville Public Schools will soon begin searching for a new superintendent, after director Shawn Joseph said this week that he doesn’t plan to ask for a contract extension beyond 2020. If the board decides fire Joseph — as some members have suggested — the position may need to be filled earlier. But […]