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.
Monday morning marked a historic first day of school throughout Shelby County, including six new municipal school districts.
A struggling online school that serves students throughout Tennessee faces closure at the end of the upcoming school year unless it shows significant gains — the latest blow in an intense back and forth between Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman and Union County school officials.
The Tennessee Department of Education on Wednesday released district-level results from the 2014 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program, which show strong gains in high school, and relatively constant scores in elementary and middle school.
After concentrating efforts almost exclusively in Memphis for its first two years, a state-led district that has handed the keys of low-performing schools to charter school operators is poised to expand its footprint in Nashville.
The Union County School Board voted Wednesday night to keep more than 600 students enrolled at Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA).
Cursive handwriting is making a comeback in Tennessee, with performance benchmarks in the works to guide the teaching of the fading art to students.
A revamped teacher licensing proposal still lacks support from Tennessee’s teachers’ union, the group that led the opposition of the policy it would replace.
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.
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.