It’s Been A Year For Metro Schools, Let’s Lift Up The Successes And Celebrate Like Crazy

I could write about any number of terrible issues going on in this city and state, but instead, I choose to revel in the deliciousness of what the month of May traditionally means for Nashvillians who attend, work, and support public schools. We show love to teachers, celebrate charter schools, honor graduates, and cheer for students moving to the next level. Today’s blog continues in … Continue reading It’s Been A Year For Metro Schools, Let’s Lift Up The Successes And Celebrate Like Crazy

Nashville Charter School Leaders: #WhyWeCollaborate

Not even this morning’s torrential downpour can dampen my mood. Before reaching (clamoring) for my first cup of coffee I checked my email. To my surprise, the first email is from a group of Nashville charter leaders letting us know they’ve been meeting on the down low for months and now they’re a thing. Charter leaders from the city’s highest performing schools representing more than … Continue reading Nashville Charter School Leaders: #WhyWeCollaborate

Parent to School Board: “Please Stop The Disparaging Remarks Toward Our Families For Our Choice”

Contributed by KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School parent Camiqueka Fuller as read at the June 13, 2017 school board meeting. Because five of nine board members were not attendance, the parents featured in this series expressed grave concern about the cold shoulder extended to charter schools and their families at board meetings. They have a voice, please listen.  Good evening, my name is Camiqueka Fuller. … Continue reading Parent to School Board: “Please Stop The Disparaging Remarks Toward Our Families For Our Choice”

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’

Nashville Charter School Leaders Join Others to Oppose Budget that Helps Them, Hurt Others

A group of concerned charter school leaders from across the country submitted a letter to the editor expressing concern about the proposed federal funding cuts likely to hurt students’ prospects outside of the K-12 framework. The letter originally appeared in the Monday, March 28, 2017 issue of USA Today. See below. I’m proud to see that many of those charter school leaders represent schools right here in Nashville. Shout … Continue reading Nashville Charter School Leaders Join Others to Oppose Budget that Helps Them, Hurt Others