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Tennessee students graduate with ‘work ethic’ diploma

By   /  May 25, 2016  /  Education Blog, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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In Hamblen County, Tennessee, students have the option to graduate high school with a “work ethic” diploma. For students who are going on to college, this helps them stand out in applications. For those who will go into the workforce, it shows employers that they are ready. ” “They’ll be able to go to one of […]

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Charter operators ask for clearer rules regarding closure

By   /  May 11, 2016  /  Education Blog, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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After Memphis officials decided to close several charter schools this year, operators are asking for clearer criteria and information on policies regarding how such decisions are made. Some schools received no previous communication from the school board before finding out they were being closed. “All of that stuff just seems like it came out of the blue,” said KIPP Collegiate Middle […]

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Nashville parents organize for change

By   /  May 10, 2016  /  Education Blog, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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Nashville Rise, a parents organization, is working to boost the quality of educational options in the city. The organization is scheduled to kick off Tuesday night and already has 100 members on board. The organization will train parents to advocate on behalf of their children and to navigate issues ranging from special education to parent-teacher conferences. […]

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Tennessee students getting trade certification before high school diploma

By   /  May 10, 2016  /  Education Blog, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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In Sullivan County, Tennessee, 18 students will be graduating from Northeast State Community College with certificates in welding or machine tools just over a week before receiving their high school diplomas. “It’s not every day you graduate students from college before they have their high school diploma,” said Bo Shadden, secondary education supervisor and coordinator of career technical […]

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Federal squeeze on Charter sparks broadband data-cap spikes

By   /  May 4, 2016  /  Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, National, News, Technology, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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“Of course, those heavy users would prefer not to pay for additional data, but why shouldn’t they bear more of the cost of [the] network?” he said.

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Memphis charters to appeal closure

By   /  April 29, 2016  /  Education Blog, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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Three Memphis charter schools slated for closure are fighting back. Omni Prep Lower, Omni Prep Middle and Southern Avenue Middle charter schools will be appealing Shelby County’s decision to close the schools, claiming the process was unclear and last-minute. “We’re just disappointed to, in April, sort of the 11th hour, with not really any due process, […]

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