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NPT Reports: Education Leaders Talk School Safety at Statewide Summit

Published on January 31, 2013 By Soraya

State leaders and school officials across Tennessee gathered this week to weigh in on a pressing issue in wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting—how can we make schools safer? “I am a father of a second grade teacher and when I heard the stories about the teachers huddled in classrooms with their kids, like […]

NPT Reports: Kurdish Community Tries to Bridge Cultural Gap with Schools

Published on October 15, 2012 By Soraya

For many students new to the United States, school can be the greatest adjustment. Helping to close that culture gap is why members of the Kurdish community gathered recently at the Salahadeen Center of Nashville, a Kurdish mosque and community center, for an education seminar with representatives from Metro Nashville Public Schools. “We invited them […]

NPT Reports: Higher Pay Brings New Teachers to Nashville

Published on August 2, 2012 By lturner

More than 200 new public school teachers in Nashville sat as students recently during a four-day training in the New Teacher Induction Program. It’s a regular event this time of year for Metro Nashville Public Schools. But this time, there are significant changes, including a new format focusing on major content areas like classroom management, […]

NPT Reports: Housing Location Linked to School Performance

Published on April 23, 2012 By lturner

Property development  has a direct link to student test scores in public schools, according to a new study by the Brookings Institution. The report says areas with restrictive zoning laws about the type and cost of housing—have wider gaps in school performance. It also means gaps in educational opportunities that can impact a student’s economic […]

NPT Reports: Charter to Convert Failing Schools in Nashville

Published on April 18, 2012 By lturner

Nashville’s Cameron School is actually two schools in one building. One part of the building is a traditional public school (Cameron Middle School), whose staff is aggressively working to get rid of the label it acquired in recent years as a “failing school.” The other part (Cameron College Prep) is a charter school run by […]

(NPT Reports) E.L.L. Graduates Don`t Always Count in TN Graduation Rate

Published on January 30, 2012 By lturner

  Every high school diploma does not count when it comes to the graduation rate in Tennessee. Beginning last year with the Class of 2011, students are required to finish high school in 4 years by age 18 in order to count in the state graduation rate ( see “Calculating and Reporting High School Graduation […]

(NPT Reports) Data System Key to Drop-out Prevention in Nashville Schools

Published on January 23, 2012 By lturner

For many students who do not make it to high school graduation, there are warning signs; indicators that are not obvious or that may be disregarded until it is too late. If educators could spot drop-out indicators every day for each student, they would have a powerful tool for improving the graduation rate. Nashville School officials […]