College? Career Tech? In Nashville, Teens Do Both

NPR – Emily Siner “Schools don’t like to use the V-word anymore — “vocational,” as in “vocational education.” Administrators say the word is outdated, along with the idea of offering job-training courses only to students who...

Scott, Alexander Team Up to Advocate for School Choice

Education News – Kristin Decarr “Two Republican senators from Tennessee and South Carolina are teaming up in an attempt to rewrite federal education law, including pushing for greater access to school choice. The recent draft of the K-12 education bill...

Nashville Replaces Algebra and Geometry With Integrated Math

Education Week – Liana Heitin “Next year, Nashville public schools will begin the transition from teaching Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II to teaching integrated math courses, which weave together concepts from each discipline…integrated math is...

One school puts its mark on Maker Movement

E-School News – Jane Roberts “The creative, tinkering brain atrophied, and quite logically, people began to think they couldn’t solve the problems they see in the world, says Leigh Mansberg, assistant head at St. Mary’s Episcopal School.”...

Tennessee Offers Free 2-Year College Education to Residents

Education News – Kristin Decarr “Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is offering high school graduates a full scholarship at two-year colleges within the state. Haslam created the program in hopes of diminishing the issue of affordability in college...