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American Graduate | School Discipline Town Hall | September 29, 2017

Metro Nashville Public Schools has one of the highest student suspension rates in Tennessee and disproportionately high suspension rates for children of color.

American Graduate Community Town Hall 2014

In January 2014, Nashville Public Television brought community members to our studios to hear their thoughts on education in middle Tennessee as part of CPB's American Graduate program. We heard from parents, students, teachers, administrators and school business partners about Nashville's Academy Program, school choice, standardized testing and other issues.

Teacher Town Hall

Nashville Public Television (NPT), together with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s "American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen" initiative, and with sponsorship by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, hosted a Teacher Town Hall at the station’s studios on Sunday, February 12, 2012. The Town Hall, was moderated by the PBS NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan and taped for broadcast that was aired on NPT on February 29, at 9:00 p.m. The show focuses on the multitude of factors that impact high school graduation rates, including key components in a student’s education before they ever get to high school. The 100 assembled public teachers – pre-K, elementary, middle and high school were represented – and were asked to share their perspectives and experiences, in hopes of generating a greater understanding of the issues and engagement with the broader community.

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