Tenn. Department of Education Withholds $3.4 M from Metro School Board

The Tennessee Department of Education will withhold $3.4 million from Metro Nashville Public Schools, following its refusal to comply with a State Board of Education directive to approve Great Hearts Academy’s charter school application, the Tennessean reports. “We were all hopeful that Metro Nashville’s school board would obey the law and avoid this situation,” said Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman. “It is our job to enforce state law, and we have no choice but to take this action.”