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Volunteer in schools on September 20 for Hands On Nashville Day 2014

by Brian Williams, President & CEO of Hands on Nashville

On September 20, hundreds of community members will gather at more than 50 Metro Nashville Public Schools to celebrate Hands On Nashville Day, Nashville’s largest annual day of service to public schools. 272 more words


Parent Meetings: Dr. Register to visit and speak with families at priority schools

Before we can make any decisions on how to turn around low-performing schools in Nashville, we must engage the school communities in a conversation about what they need, what they want and how we can work together to give all students the schools they deserve.  238 more words


How can I make classroom discussion flow? Clicks & seat signals to keep Abdullahi focused

Problem 1:  Abdullahi* repeatedly calls out during discussions: he’s not being rude intentionally and much of what he says is relevant and interesting.  His interjections claim a huge share of the class’s time however, interrupting peers, tying up teachers’ attention and getting him into trouble. 1,262 more words


An Open Letter to Nashville Families from Dr. Jesse Register

To the families of Nashville,

This week we dropped a big piece of news that left more questions than answers. That’s breeding anxiety among many, so we write today to better explain our ideas and let you know what’s happening over the next several weeks. 1,399 more words


JeffCo School Numbers Part II

I commented previously on the performance of local schools in the recent release of school Annual Performance Report (APR) rankings by the state, pointing out that Festus was once again tops in the county, while Fox fell to 4th. 284 more words


It's not just the children who suffer in schools: schools are poison for everyone

Peter Doulis, a teacher in the state of Victoria, Australia, has recently been awarded $770,000 in damages following a major psychological breakdown caused by teaching in a Victorian state school.  287 more words


Time for Hermann to Resign From Fox Board

Recent revelations about the awarding of a scholarship to the daughter of Fox C-6 school board member Cheryl Hermann by disgraced superintendent Dianne Critchlow serve as a “straw that broke the camel’s back” moment for me. 276 more words