The Fisk University marching band is somewhat of a little-known secret. But despite a pandemic, it’s being revived.
Metro Nashville Public Schools is shifting about 17,300 elementary and exceptional education students back to virtual learning after the Thanksgiving holiday break.
It’s already challenging enough getting students ready for college during a traditional school year. But now, statewide socially distanced learning, and all virtual school for seniors in Nashville, is making the process much more difficult.
Tennessee schools are starting to shift back to virtual learning after months of mostly managing small outbreaks of the coronavirus. The state was one of the first to reopen schools, but is now taking the lead in COVID-19 infections.
Unless Nashville sees a dramatic turnaround, elementary students in Metro Schools will likely be back home learning virtually after Thanksgiving break.
The president of Belmont University says he will retire at the end of this academic year after 21 years leading the institution.
Tennessee’s community colleges were expecting an increase in enrollment as people struggled to find work this fall. So it came as a surprise when high education leaders saw a 11.5% decrease in students compared to last year.
Middle Tennessee State University is asking lawmakers to block the University of Tennessee from taking over Martin Methodist. The 900-student private college in Pulaski launched official talks in September to become a UT campus.
The federal government is shipping Tennessee 2 million rapid COVID tests in which the results can be known on-the-spot. The state is trying to get them into schools, but administrators are hesitant to take on yet another responsibility.
The question of how badly kids are falling behind during the pandemic has been a lingering question for parents with students in Nashville schools. But given the district’s almost all virtual back to school plan, and technical problems during testing, learning loss hasn’t been easy to measure.