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“Public Education: Searching for the Best”

by Nov. 22, 2011, 5:04 PM

Watch videos of the class “Public Education—Searching for the Best.”

Can we count on Metro to educate our children and grandchildren for the future? How is education changing to meet the goals of a diverse population? Topics covered in these videos include issues in education from early childhood through high school; student performance today; educating Nashville’s diverse student body (magnets, charters, academies, etc.); ensuring quality teachers and leaders; funding; viewing public education in Nashville and beyond.

Speakers include Jesse Register (director of Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools), Kevin Huffman (commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Education), top professors from Peabody/Vanderbilt and Lipscomb, as well as leaders in Nashville’s public schools.

The class is part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt. The non-credit classes are intended for older adults who want to pursue lifelong learning with the stimulus of lectures and discussions in an informal and relaxed environment.

Watch videos from the class below.

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