Tennessee may not sport the worst record in the country for high unemployment, but the Volunteer State and its neighbors make up a regional pocket where lots of people are having a hard time finding work.
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The teachers union in the city schools has agreed to let new hires, many of them transplants to Memphis with Teach for America, displace senior teachers.
Stephanie Cousins, a nurse who is married to an engineer, was liking what she heard Thursday night at a public information session on a proposed charter school in Blount County.
Accurate dropout figures are very hard to find because most states don’t adequately collect or analyze the data. Part of the problem is that every state has had a different definition for dropout. Dropped out and then enrolled in a GED program? Some states don’t consider you a dropout.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates says success should not depend on the race or income of parents.
Huffington Post: Save Our Schools Rally Kicks Off In D.C., Teachers Invited To Meet With Arne DuncanFriday, July 29th, 2011
The four-day long Save Our Schools rally begins in Washington, D.C. Thursday. The Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action, a joint effort of parents, teachers and community organizers, seeks to rally support for an end to controversial education reforms.
The new leadership at Chicago Public Schools is taking another crack at one of the district’s thorniest problems: involving parents in their children’s education.
Reforming little-known and little-understood federal compliance rules could lead to far better educational outcomes than broad changes in federal policy alone. Addressing these rules will improve conditions so schools and school districts can successfully implement programs that will raise student achievement.
Commercial Appeal: Memphis school board approves funding deal with city, moving system closer to Aug. 8 start of classesWednesday, July 27th, 2011
By an 8-0 vote, the Memphis City Schools board approved a funding deal with the city tonight, taking a crucial step in opening schools on time Aug. 8.
After recent state approval, Metro Nashville Public Schools has been granted Tennessee’s first K-12 virtual school.