The COVID-19 pandemic has put Nashville families on a wild rollercoaster ride since Metro Nashville Public Schools went predominately virtual last spring.
Adrienne Battle grew up in Nashville, graduated from John Overton High School near Brentwood and taught at Dalewood Middle School. “So this is a role that I take very seriously,” she says.
The Tennessee legislature approved Thursday a slate of bills meant to improve literacy among students, as well as hold schools harmless during the pandemic. One of the measures headed to Gov. Bill Lee’s desk allows schools to hold back third graders if they don’t read at grade level. In Tennessee, about 64% of third graders […]
The measure is meant to push school districts to go back to in-person learning — an issue that has had the support from Gov. Bill Lee and other Republicans in the state.
Gov. Bill Lee officially kicked off a special legislative session Tuesday that will focus on education issues. Lee has asked the legislature to discuss three proposals this week — on literacy, accountability and learning loss.
A Republican lawmaker wants the legislature to cast a vote of “no confidence” on Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn. Paris Rep. Bruce Griffey, who is partly known for sponsoring unsuccessful anti-immigration measures, is the sponsor of the resolution (HR3).
Nashville students won’t be returning to school buildings after Martin Luther King Day next week. The district began the spring semester with students in all grades attending classes online.
Jameel Spann was a junior year at Fisk University when he got arrested. Facing a 15-year prison sentence, he didn’t know if he’d ever graduate.
This week, the state is launching a program meant to improve the literacy of Tennessee’s school students. Reading 360 is a $100 million initiative from the state Department of Education.
As school resumes this week, more districts will be all-virtual learning again. That’s the case for Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties, and the Lebanon Special School district, as of Monday morning.