Literacy begins at birth

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Do you think the first day of kindergarten is when a child’s learning begins? Research shows that 90 percent of a child’s brain develops before age 5, with the most significant development from birth to … Read More

Reaching a turning point for better schools

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Nearly three years ago, certainly by the spring of 2014, Nashville’s public conversation about our public schools had gotten seriously off-track. The dialogue was extremely negative and was mostly about charter schools, not the rest … Read More

New Leadership Nashville class announced

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Leadership Nashville has announced the members of its 41st leadership class. The nine-month program is designed to strengthen not only the community, but provide leadership education to Nashville’s most influential community members. “Selection was especially … Read More

Nashville schools director candidates please task force

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The Metro Nashville Public Schools superintendent recruitment firm followed its marching orders almost precisely, plucking candidates from in or near every district the Nashville school board’s 17-member director task force recommended searching. The two outliers are Joel Boyd, Santa … Read More

Time to pick the right schools leader

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There have been several times during the second iteration of the Metro schools director search that have, quite incongruously, made me think about the 1983 coming of age movie “Risky Business,” which was the film … Read More

Q & A with Nashville’s schools director search firm

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The hunt for Metro Nashville Public Schools’ next director is underway, as the district’s recruitment firm, Jim Huge and Associates, is working to sell the district’s top education job. Advertisements are being run about the search, and Huge is actively working to recruit candidates. Huge, hired … Read More

Nashville school revamps director search

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Nashville Public Education Foundation Executive Director and CEO Shannon Hunt said there are few things more important than finding a new superintendent. “There’s a lot to discuss about how we can be most helpful,” she … Read More

Project RESET exhibit adds more dates

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“While there is often a perception that there is considerable disagreement in Nashville about how to best strengthen and improve our schools, we’re actually seeing great unanimity around the top priorities the city should tackle,” … Read More

Nashville pre-K paving way for the future

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“There are ways that four-year-olds learn best,” said Lisa Wiltshire, director of early learning innovation for Metro Schools. “Their brains are developing — they interact with the world in different ways.”  What does a triangle … Read More

The Tennessean lends support to Project RESET

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In today’s Tennessean, journalist David Plazas discusses Nashville’s future of public education and suggests Project RESET as a framework that implements “The public’s investment of time, energy and ideas is essential  …  and that’s why … Read More