His First Five Minutes As A Teacher Tells Metro Schools Everything It Needs To Know About Protecting Its Young

Well into the school year Metro Schools found itself searching high and low for teachers. Though the new school year scramble is not unusual for an urban district, for years MNPS has been charged with hiring too late, missing out on the highly sought after newbies. While missed opportunities is an easy fix (better planning), there are other systemic human resource deficiencies that must be identified, addressed, … Continue reading His First Five Minutes As A Teacher Tells Metro Schools Everything It Needs To Know About Protecting Its Young

After A Week of Angry Blogging, Time for Cooler Heads to Prevail – Zack Barnes

A few of us have spent the week responding to an article in The Tennessean that generously offers up space and ink to empty accusations and other witch hunt-like activities intended to eradicate charter schools from the Nashville landscape. Maybe not the most effective use of our time, but the kids, you know? Below, the very cool (and super smart) Zack Barnes of TN Ed Report curates a roundup … Continue reading After A Week of Angry Blogging, Time for Cooler Heads to Prevail – Zack Barnes

This Educator Says ‘Do Not Use Top School with Entry Requirements as Model for All Schools’

Saw this little diddy (Sacred Cows and Segregation at Hume Fogg) by blogger and KIPP Nashville educator Josh Rogen and could not ignore it’s relevance to today’s education discussion in Nashville and beyond. You see Rogen does something here that no one else is willing to do and that’s question the demographics of the crown jewel of Nashville schools – Hume Fogg Academic Magnet. The prized public school that … Continue reading This Educator Says ‘Do Not Use Top School with Entry Requirements as Model for All Schools’