Historically Black colleges haven’t been the most popular higher education option over the past decade: Since 2010, HBCUs have seen an 11% decrease in students nationwide. But this year, some say they’re seeing a boost in interest.
Middle school students in Metro Nashville Public Schools will not begin returning to their classrooms as scheduled this week. The district announced it’s hitting pause on the return to in-person classes following an emergency meeting of the school board Friday afternoon.
Tennessee education leaders are making a last-ditch effort to get students signed up for tuition-free mentoring and scholarship program Tennessee Promise.
Gov. Bill Lee and Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn are calling for the tests to be administered as usual but that the results not be used to judge the education system.
During a school board meeting on Tuesday evening, Superintendent Adrienne Battle said she isn’t ruling out the possibility of making changes to district’s current reopening plan.
Metro Nashville Public Schools is leaving one of its newest charters, KIPP Antioch High School, in the hands of the State Board of Education.
The Metro Public Health Department is setting up satellite COVID-19 testing centers at Nashville schools, in an effort to be more accessible as students and teachers return to classrooms.
The Tennessee Department of Education is expanding its previously launched educator preparation initiative, Grow Your Own, to train more teachers in the state. It’s awarding $2 million in grants across seven universities to reduce vacancies and diversify teaching ranks.
Educators didn’t have much choice about whether to go back to in-person class when Middle Tennessee schools resumed this fall, leading dozens of them to decide to quit instead.
The latest battle between Metro Schools and the State Board of Education has ended in a third KIPP Nashville school and fifth charter overall being authorized against the district’s wishes. Some local board members say this will hurt the district more than ever given the pandemic, but KIPP families in Southeast Nashville say the school […]