Last week, Gov. Bill Lee removed the authority of most of Tennessee’s county mayors to impose mask mandates in their local communities. But what does that mean for schools?
Nashville high schoolers who graduated in 2020 were less likely than their predecessors to immediately enroll in college. The pandemic last fall shut down schools and created new barriers that derailed students from pursuing their post-high school plans.
Virtual learning has made it challenging for schools to connect with students about their academic and emotional needs during the pandemic.
Nashville teachers want the school board to state its opposition to anti-LGBT legislation and to provide more support to LGBT students.
Four Nashville elementary and middle schools will be expanding their academic programs to better serve Black and Hispanic students. Metro Nashville Public Schools has received nearly $15 million in federal funding to invest over the next five years.
Fisk University is getting a $500,000 grant to make its art galleries more accessible to students and community members.
Nashville school leaders are submitting an ambitious budget request to Mayor John Cooper and the Metro Council as they prepare for the new school year.
The world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers have spent more than a century making a name for themselves as a talented music group. So, it wasn’t a surprise when they won their first Grammy award in March.
Tennessee’s effort to get new high school graduates to enroll in college by the next fall — and keep them enrolled afterward — has slowed. Tennessee Promise applications and enrollment have increased overall since 2015, but the rate of high schoolers going to college immediately after graduation has slightly decreased.
Nashville high schoolers have been at the center of the statewide conversation about educating kids during the pandemic. There voices, however, have been overshadowed by concerned parents, educators and lawmakers.