Meharry Medical College in Nashville announced its largest-ever financial gift Thursday: $34 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies.
There are small but significant differences in the number of students who’ve been showing up to Metro Nashville Public Schools compared to last year. Early data show the attendance rate is 5% less — and 2%, or 1,456 students, didn’t log into the district’s learning platform Schoology during the month of August at all.
Just as the semester began, Fisk’s president was put on leave following allegations about his conduct off-campus. Now, the administration and alumni are trying to figure out what it means to move forward after an unusual start to the year.
Details about coronavirus cases in schools continue to trickle out, piecemeal, across Tennessee. But more districts are beginning to share out their own “dashboards” to disclose cases.
Tennessee parents are looking forward to sending their kids back to school, but many say they want to know more information about coronavirus cases in schools than most districts are currently willing to share.
Metro Nashville Public Schools will make a gradual pivot back to in-person classes after closing its buildings to students in the spring, according to a recommendation from Superintendent Adrienne Battle.
Tennessee’s governor is feeling heightened pressure to release more information about coronavirus clusters and contacts in schools. Educators and epidemiologists see a way to release information without violating student privacy.
Rutherford County Schools is telling 1,250 students it’s OK to come back to school, after initially requiring them to quarantine for exposure to COVID-19. New guidance from the state says students have to isolate themselves only if they come in contact with confirmed cases.
Two days after saying “no” to sharing information on school outbreaks, Gov. Bill Lee now says there could be a change. Lee told reporters Thursday the state is in conversations with the federal government to figure out what Tennessee can report.
Juggling a job while being a child’s co-teacher is a struggle for any parent, but families who have students with disabilities say they’re seeing the worst of the downside of removing students from in-person classes.