Tennessee Virtual School Wants to Unenroll 600 Students

More than 600 new students who enrolled in the Tennessee Virtual Academy for the upcoming school year may have to find a new school if Union County Schools is granted a waiver from the state allowing it to unenroll them.

Tennessee District Tries to Fix 44% Truancy Rate

The head of Hamilton County Schools and the county’s Juvenile Court judge are putting their heads together over how to stop years of finger-pointing and miscommunication and fix problems with how truant students are handled.

Nashville to Tackle Racial ‘Discipline Gap’

Numbers tell a story in Nashville that’s in urban school districts across nation — a pattern of vastly more suspensions and expulsions among students of color, particularly black boys, than among their peers.

Koch Group Hosting Education Forum on School Choice

A group led by one of the conservative Koch brothers, increasingly scorned by liberals nationally as they extend their influence, is hosting an education forum in Nashville next week focused on school choice and opportunities for parents.

Will Vouchers be Approved in Tennessee This Year?

Before the Achievement School District, before Tennessee allowed charter schools, before Memphis became “Teacher Town,” there were the Catholic Diocese of Memphis’ Jubilee Schools.