Nashville may have more kids in summer school than ever — and the plan is that everyone will be invited. Metro Schools will offer in-person learning throughout the month of June, according to an announcement on Thursday.
Some students in Middle Tennessee are getting yet another day off from classes Monday as the region recovers from the winter storm.
Nashville educators began receiving their first doses of the long-awaited COVID vaccine over the weekend. They were administered by health care workers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. About 1,000 Metro Nashville Public Schools employees had appointments.
Nashville students who are transitioning to in-person learning will spend a few extra days outside of the classroom due to “continued hazardous road conditions.” Metro Nashville Public Schools will be closed for another snow day on Thursday, then temporarily shift to all-virtual learning on Friday.
Metro Schools is one of two Tennessee districts that have been mostly virtual since last March, and Nashville teachers have been caught in the middle of the tense debate over whether to reopen.
Tennessee education officials are taking new strides to bring more teachers of color to school classrooms. The State Board of Education has adopted an educator diversity policy that’s been in the making since 2019.
The Tennessee Supreme Court will consider whether the state’s school voucher law is constitutional, after two lower courts sided against the law. The five-member panel accepted the appeal on Thursday.
It’s been almost a year since Nashville middle and high schoolers have picked up pens and pencils inside of a Metro Nashville Public Schools classroom. The district announced it’ll finally be transitioning those kids back to face-to-face learning on Thursday at a press conference Monday afternoon.
Nashville students could soon be returning to in-person classes after promising signs that the pandemic is starting to slow.
Nashville’s mayor is using phrases like “very soon” and “just around the corner” to describe when students of Metro Nashville Public Schools will again have an in-person option.