Kevin Huffman http://wkyufm.org en Charter School Fight Costs Tennessee School District Millions in Funding http://wkyufm.org/post/charter-school-fight-costs-tennessee-school-district-millions-funding <p>Tennessee’s education leaders are following through with their threat of withholding millions of dollars in funding for one of the state’s largest school districts. At issue is how the Nashville school district handles applications for charter schools. Wed, 17 Oct 2012 15:04:24 +0000 Kevin Willis 20832 at http://wkyufm.org Nashville Schools to Lose Millions for Rejection of Charter School http://wkyufm.org/post/nashville-schools-lose-millions-rejection-charter-school <p>The state Department of Education is withholding $3.4 million in funding from the public school system in Nashville over a rejected charter school. The Metro Nashville school board last week defied an order by the state Board of Education to approve the application from Phoenix-based Great Hearts Academies. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 14:25:25 +0000 Associated Press 19341 at http://wkyufm.org Tennessee Elementary Students Post Gains in New Statewide Testing Scores http://wkyufm.org/post/tennessee-elementary-students-post-gains-new-statewide-testing-scores <p>New statewide testing data show Tennessee elementary and middle school students making gains in the subjects of math and science. The results come from the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program. Tue, 26 Jun 2012 19:32:34 +0000 Kevin Willis 14681 at http://wkyufm.org