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Tennessee school district holds magnet school showcase

By   /  October 21, 2016  /  Education Blog, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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Knox County, Tennessee, schools held a Magnet Showcase this week to help parents choose the best school for their children. “We are interested in the STEM Academy because of the academics,” said parent Patti Dobbs. “Our son is interested. We want to learn details and insight and what they offer versus what the school he is zoned […]

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Proposed social studies curriculum changes spark criticism in Tennessee

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

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Some worry that proposed changes to Tennessee’s social studies curriculum will strip out too much of the state’s history, including removing discussion of major American civil rights milestones and Civil War battles fought in the state.

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AT&T announces big gigabit broadband push in 11 areas, including Kentucky

By   /  October 6, 2016  /  Georgia, Kentucky, News, Technology, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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“This has nothing to do with Kentucky Wired, or connecting to their middle mile,” Cathy Lewandowski, AT&T’s senior public relations manager for Kentucky and Tennessee, told Watchdog.org in an email.

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AT&T sues Nashville over one-touch, make-ready ordinance

By   /  October 4, 2016  /  News, Technology, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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AT&T sued a day after Mayor Megan Barry signed the council decision into law, seeking declaratory and permanent injunction from the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee to stop enforcement of the new law.

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Tennessee launches reading coach network

By   /  September 27, 2016  /  Education Blog, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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Tennessee has launched a reading coach network to help meet its literacy goals. Two hundred reading coaches around the state will participate, then take the training to more than 3,000 teachers in all 146 school districts. “Teaching students to read empowers them to take charge of their education,” Education Commissioner Candice McQueen said in a press release. […]

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District schools are becoming a thing of the past in Memphis

By   /  September 26, 2016  /  Education Blog, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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In Memphis, neighborhood district schools are becoming a thing of the past. “A school for every enclave, placed just a few miles apart, isn’t practical or feasible any more,” reads an editorial in the Memphis Daily News. “That could change if the city becomes denser. But we are in the midst of a profound change […]

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