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Share Your Opinions at NPT’s ‘School Discipline: NPT Reports Town Hall’

Published on August 29, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

NPT invites the public to participate in a town-hall discussion of discipline in schools on Sunday, Sept. 17, in NPT’s Studio A (161 Rains Ave. Nashville 37203). The taping begins promptly at 3 p.m.; doors open and reception at 2:30 p.m. The event concludes at 4:30 p.m. This event is FREE, but RSVP is required […]

NPT’s ‘Next Door Neighbors: Belonging’ Premieres Tuesday, May 30

Published on May 25, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

Belonging, the 10th documentary in NPT’s Next Door Neighbors series, premieres Tuesday, May 30, at 9:30 p.m. In this edition of Next Door Neighbors, we examine the lives of several Middle Tennesseans who grapple with what it means to belong, to be foreign-born and still fit into American culture. How do experiences of acceptance and […]

NPT’s ‘Dr. Shawn Joseph: One on One’ premieres Sunday, Nov. 13

Published on November 10, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

NPT’s Dr. Shawn Joseph: One on One premieres Sunday, Nov. 13, 6:30-7 p.m. In the program, NPT senior producer LaTonya Turner talks with the Metro Nashville Public Schools Director about the future of the city’s public schools. In addition to Sunday’s premiere, the half-hour program will air on NPT2, our secondary channel, on Friday, Nov. […]

American Graduate Day 2015 is Oct. 3

Published on September 25, 2015 By MiChelle Jones

American Graduate Day 2015 returns this fall for its fourth consecutive year. Soledad O’Brien will host the all-day broadcast which airs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, on Nashville Public Television. Broadcast and streamed live from the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in New York City, the annual multiplatform event is part […]

NPT Reports: Education Leaders Talk School Safety at Statewide Summit

Published on January 31, 2013 By MiChelle Jones

State leaders and school officials across Tennessee gathered this week to weigh in on a pressing issue in wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting—how can we make schools safer? “I am a father of a second grade teacher and when I heard the stories about the teachers huddled in classrooms with their kids, like […]

NPT Reports: Kurdish Community Tries to Bridge Cultural Gap with Schools

Published on October 15, 2012 By MiChelle Jones

For many students new to the United States, school can be the greatest adjustment. Helping to close that culture gap is why members of the Kurdish community gathered recently at the Salahadeen Center of Nashville, a Kurdish mosque and community center, for an education seminar with representatives from Metro Nashville Public Schools. “We invited them […]

NPT Reports: Higher Pay Brings New Teachers to Nashville

Published on August 2, 2012 By MiChelle Jones

More than 200 new public school teachers in Nashville sat as students recently during a four-day training in the New Teacher Induction Program. It’s a regular event this time of year for Metro Nashville Public Schools. But this time, there are significant changes, including a new format focusing on major content areas like classroom management, […]

NPT Reports: Housing Location Linked to School Performance

Published on April 23, 2012 By MiChelle Jones

Property development  has a direct link to student test scores in public schools, according to a new study by the Brookings Institution. The report says areas with restrictive zoning laws about the type and cost of housing—have wider gaps in school performance. It also means gaps in educational opportunities that can impact a student’s economic […]

Charter Schools, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, No Child Left Behind

Published on April 18, 2012 By LaTonya Turner

Nashville’s Cameron School is actually two schools in one building. One part of the building is a traditional public school Cameron Middle School, whose staff is aggressively working to get rid of the label it acquired in recent years as a “failing school.” The other part is a charter school run by LEAD Academy, which […]

(NPT Reports) E.L.L. Graduates Don`t Always Count in TN Graduation Rate

Published on January 30, 2012 By MiChelle Jones

    Every high school diploma does not count when it comes to the graduation rate in Tennessee. Beginning last year with the Class of 2011, students are required to finish high school in 4 years by age 18 in order to count in the state graduation rate Calculating and Reporting High School Graduation Rates. […]