Four-year schools have sweetened scholarship packages and financial aid to transferring students.
Parents crammed into the library of Inglewood Elementary Wednesday night to make their case for keeping the underperforming school open.
Teacher opinion of Common Core education standards has declined since this time last year.
Vanderbilt University is trying to rethink nearly every aspect of its medical school curriculum, and the American Medical Association likes where the school is headed.
“Charter schools will – with nearly 100 percent certainty – have a negative fiscal impact on Metro Schools.” That’s a direct quote from a study ordered by the board of education, confirming the views of several charter skeptics on panel.
Tennessee State University has cut the ribbon on a handful of new agricultural buildings. The lab facilities, greenhouses and classrooms were built in part with an $8 million grant from the USDA. And they’re part of an overall push to expand on one of the school’s original missions.
Two Tennessee community college professors are prepping to spend most of the fall underwater in a lagoon off Key Largo, Florida. They’ll be submerged for 73-days straight in what amounts to an undersea apartment, setting a world record according to Guinness.
The governor's office would not provide any specific details of topics or potential speakers on the agenda for Gov. Bill Haslam's education summit this week.
MTSU's decline in enrollment has professors worrying this is foresight into the future, and it has administrators cutting millions from the academic budget.
Tennis great Andre Agassi has been building charter schools since his retirement, and he toured his first Nashville facility Tuesday. At a ribbon cutting ceremony, Agassi described his conversion from an education philanthropist to investor.
University School of Nashville is turning 100 years old. And to mark its centennial, the private K-12 academy is trying to reconnect with its past as Peabody College’s demonstration school.
The prospect of free community college in Tennessee has increased competition with universities, who have ramped up recruiting preemptively. Governor Bill Haslam relayed several candid conversations with college presidents at an event in New York this week.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan just spent three days on a bus, trekking through Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee, cheering on teachers and administrators even as they push back on federal involvement in K-12 education.
Metro Schools superintendent Jesse Register is proposing to create what he’s calling a special “choice zone” in East Nashville, which will also include closing one or more zoned schools. He floated the idea to the board of education Tuesday night.
Nashville universities are highlighting their rising status on the US News and World Report’s annual rankings made public Tuesday morning.
The topics in history left out of guidelines for Advanced Placement U.S. History have left two Republican senators questioning teachers should cover in Tennessee classrooms.
The college has negotiated with textbook publishers to lower their prices — probably because not a whole lot of students were buying from them anyway. Students will now be able to access their general education textbooks online for $365 per semester.
But unlike healthcare, education remains just a tiny sliver of Nashville's growing tech industry. One ed-tech founder says he only knows of three companies in the area that have traction and funding.
If the Metro adopts an ordinance extending employee benefits to same-sex couples, the school district will do the same. Without this decision, teachers and other certificated staff wouldn't have been included.
Arne Duncan praised Tennessee for setting higher standards in schools but said the state is focusing on the wrong battles. His visit came shortly after state lawmakers delayed a testing portion of the Common Core.