Shelby County teachers threatened to stage a sickout if they don’t get more money.
It was music to the ears of his biggest critics — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, discussing standardized testing, sounded much like them as he carved some leeway into one of his bedrock education policies.
Charter schools lead the way in Nashville on a new list of top Tennessee schools, accounting for more than one-third of Metro schools recognized by the state on Thursday.
A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying “bless you” after a classmate sneezed.
More than twice the number of Metro Nashville public schools are performing at the state’s lowest academic level than was the case two years ago, setting the stage for state intervention.
The Tennessee Comptroller’s Offices of Research and Education Accountability (OREA) has found that school districts with higher rates of administrative spending are more likely to be very small or very large districts, and to be municipal or special school districts rather than county districts.
A Shelby County Schools teacher who lost her job in staff reductions has filed a lawsuit intended to force the district to rehire her and all tenured teachers who were excessed this year.
Remember back in the day when some students had such lame excuses as “the dog ate my homework?”
A Knox County school system employee has now earned more money on administrative leave than she did when she actually showed up for work.
New provisions aimed at financial transparency and fielding parent complaints at Nashville charter schools moved forward at a Metro school board committee meeting Saturday.
A Humphreys County elementary school teacher has been indicted on charges of theft over $10,000 after she allegedly used more than $11,000 in school funds for personal items.
It isn’t time for final goodbyes just yet, but Metro Nashville Public Schools and other Middle Tennessee school systems have begun to part ways with social studies textbooks.