This year, Tennessee lawmakers must decide whether or not to stay in the statewide cyber school business. The legislative act that paved the way for the troubled Tennessee Virtual Academy needs to be renewed.
In his first days as chairman of the U.S. Senate’s education committee, Lamar Alexander is following through on a pledge to fix the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law.
A bug in Metro Schools' lottery system resulted in a few hundred families getting seats in several different schools instead of just one. But district officials say there was no harm and no need for a re-do.
More than 13,000 families in Nashville are still waiting to hear if they got into the school they wanted for next year. A website announcing results of the school lottery was published Friday and then taken down over the weekend after glitches emerged.
As President Obama rolls out the details of a national free community college proposal, Tennessee’s version has been thrust into the spotlight. We've been covering Tennessee Promise since it launched late last summer. Here's how it works, in 54 seconds:
Decision day comes Friday for 13,300 families in Nashville. That's how many students have applied to attend a school other than the one that's closer to home.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol has some unanswered questions about a proposed law requiring seat belts on school buses. After a deadly bus collision in Knoxville, legislators immediately began calling for lap restraints.
Tennessee teachers are starting 2015 curious to know if it will be a second year without a pay raise. So far, state officials haven’t made any more promises.
The agency charged with turning around Tennessee’s lowest performing schools has to find new funding. The Achievement School District was born in 2010 out of the Race to the Top program. All of that prize money will be gone next year.
Metro Schools officials hope to both attract middle class families and help low-income families that tend to move more often by reworking feeder patterns.
Governor Bill Haslam named a new education commissioner Wednesday, and she’s one of the biggest supporters of Common Core education standards in the state.
The Achievement School District, which is charged with turning around low-performers, made the announcement Friday afternoon.
Metro Schools will get $33 million from the federal government over the next four years to expand pre-kindergarten - an amount that comes close to how much the district got from the much-heralded Race to the Top program.
The decision to hand over East Nashville’s Kirkpatrick Elementary to charter school operator KIPP Academy was put on hold Tuesday night.
The administration has outlined a series of steps in an effort to “support teachers.”
Higher education officials say tuition covers a little more than half of the total price tag of community college. The school still has to dish out about $3,000 per student.
Meetings at Nashville’s Madison and Neely's Bend middle schools — over which of the two low-performing schools will be taken over by the state — turned contentious last night. The nearly two-hour discussions attracted parents, teachers, school officials and a handful of students.
Metro Schools has come to a decision on which elementary will be handed over to charter operator KIPP Academy. Kirkpatrick will be making a year-by-year conversion starting next fall, according to a press release issued Thursday afternoon.
The state’s plan to take over one of two struggling middle schools in Nashville has spurred a firefight using standardized test scores as ammo.
Tennessee ranks near the bottom in the nation for teacher pay. Haslam has said that before he leaves office he wants Tennessee to earn the title of “fast-improving" in salaries.