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NPT Reports: Students Have Their Say about School Climate with New Online Survey

Published on December 12, 2012 By Soraya

A school’s success is often measured by academic performance, test scores, and attendance rates. But what about factors like safety, drug and alcohol use, and even how students feel in the classroom? Beginning this year, students in Tennessee can have their say about school climate by taking an online survey. “The school climate project is […]

NPT Reports on the Immigrant Side of the Dropout Crisis in `Translating the Dream`

Published on October 3, 2012 By Kevin Crane

Half-hour documentary presented as part of NPT’s ‘American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen’ Initiative; airs Thursday, October 4 at 9:30 p.m. NASHVILLE, Tennessee – October 3, 2012 – According the Tennessee Department of Education 2011 Report Card , the graduation rate for among English Language Learners (ELL) students in the state in was 70%, compared […]

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: 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) Nashville Teachers Take Science to Other Courses

Published on September 14, 2011 By lturner

Teachers in some Nashville public schools are learning how to teach outside their comfort zones in an effort to bring science into other academic subjects. They are participating in a new program in Nashville Public Schools intended to close the science gap by helping students and their teachers appreciate the relevance of science. If it […]

(NPT Reports) New Charter School Learns from Mistakes of Others

Published on September 12, 2011 By lturner

One of Nashville’s newest charter schools opened in early August with 88 students, all kindergarteners who are preparing– not for first grade– but for college. That’s the main objective at East End Preparatory. “Our mission is to get them college-ready,” says Jim Lekrone, director of the school. “If they hear it all the time, they’re […]