NEWS ROUNDUP: Family Engagement Summit | Chelsea Clinton Visits | My Future, My Way Career Exploration Fair … and more!

Catch all of the latest good news happening at Metro Schools for a new feature on Children First called “News Roundup.”

Here’s what was trending this week:

US News and World Report High School Notes: “In Nashville, students ages 17 to 21 at risk of not graduating or who need to graduate quickly to focus on their family or other outside needs can earn their diploma at three Simon Youth Academies ​located throughout the district, says Bill Warren, executive lead principal for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, who oversees the program.”

USA Today: Longtime coaches Kurt Page at Hillwood High School and Maurice Fitzgerald at Stratford High School get national attention for their efforts to improve each school’s playoff record.

Tennessean: CMA’s recent $1 million donation to Metro Schools is part of a $7.4 million record. See the photos from the event on Flickr.

Tennessean and Channel 4 News: Nashville School of the Arts English teacher received a national Milken Educator Award, which comes with a $25,000 cash prize.

From the Metro Schools files:

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The Family Engagement Summit was a major special event this week. The one-day, professional development experience for administrators, teachers, and school staff aimed at enhancing the skills, knowledge, and perspectives of school professionals in MNPS to effectively engage with families and communities. Pictured above: Interim Director of Schools Chris Henson speaking to staff.

The Family Engagement Summit featured workshop breakout sessions on the topics of welcoming all families, communicating effectively, supporting student success, speaking up for every child, sharing power, and collaborating with the community.

The Family Engagement Summit featured workshop breakout sessions for nearly 250 attendees on the topics of welcoming all families, communicating effectively, supporting student success, speaking up for every child, sharing power, and collaborating with the community.

Channel 4 News: Chelsea Clinton visits J.T. Moore Middle Prep.

NewsChannel 5: 7,000 Freshmen students converged at the Music City Center to explore careers.

Tennessean: The Brees Dream Foundation and TRX Training have partnered to donate suspension training equipment to Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School’s football team tor every Brees touchdown run or throw.

News 2: Crieve Hall Elementary student Talan Williams learns his cancer is in remission.

News 2: Westmeade Elementary School students recite the Preamble to the Constitution with no notes. Pretty impressive!

NewsChannel 5: Renowned neuroscientist and Emmy-nominated actress Dr.Mayim Bialik visited Nashville’s Big Picture High School.

Maplewood High School was on the Nashville Public Radio and on News 2 featuring its Panthers Unplugged Event, in which students gave up mobile devices for a day.

Posted on November 13, 2015, in District, News and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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