A school board candidate forum planned for Thursday night has become another flashpoint over Nashville’s charter schools. Three sitting board members have refused to participate, questioning the organizer’s motives.
A former Knox County middle school teacher had sex with a 14-year-old student multiple times, at least one of which occurred with the knowledge and cooperation of a former coach and teacher, a Knox County Circuit Court lawsuit alleges.
Tennessee officials weighed in on the Metro Nashville Public School Board’s vote to sue the state for a greater share of education funds, with Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Candice McQueen expressing disappointment Wednesday in the move.
The Metro Nashville Public Schools board voted Tuesday evening to sue the state for a greater share of education funding, saying Tennessee is not providing enough money to help teach English to children for whom it is a second language.
While Shelby County Schools revoked the charters of four schools this year, the district also has been taking applications for new charter schools, viewed as a potential tool to drive up the quality of public education in Memphis.