School board struggles to find footing in post-Great Hearts reality

School board will soon see district’s new Strategic Plan, document expected to blueprint district’s goals More

Council again voices opposition to state charter authorizer

Steve Glover files last-minute resolution to voice Council’s opposition to legislation More

Dean's preference for local authority doesn't extend to charter schools

Last year the mayor wrote a letter to state board requesting it approve Great Hearts and overturn Metro board More

School board approves diversity plan in wake of charter school questions

The plan offers non-binding goals for diversity by race and ethnicity, income level, native language and special needs to be applied and encouraged district-wide. More

School board approves diversity plan in wake of charter school questions

Plan offers nonbinding goals for diversity by race and ethnicity, income level, native language, and special needs More

Charter authorizer in the works, but state board of education opposes new panel

The issue is expected to take off on Capitol Hill as soon as education officials and lawmakers tidy up details on how to outsource the local school boards’ responsibility to vet and approve charter schools to an outside agency. More

In Great Hearts wake, school board to consider diversity plan Tuesday

Eight-page draft of plan identifies goals and objectives to managing district’s diversity, but is short on details   More

Year in Review: Education tops 2012 newsmaker list as state, Metro grapple over schools

Battles over Great Hearts application, school board elections and vouchers led education headlines in 2012 More

Council to weigh in on voucher program, charter authorizer

Council set to take up non-binding memorializing resolution on proposed state legislation More

School board again passes on legal fight with state over $3.4M

Chairwoman Cheryl Mayes said taking the issue to court wouldn’t be worth the time or money for Metro   More
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