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Blog // Connected Tennessee

Metro Nashville, MNPS, & Connected Tennessee Host Landmark “Anytime Access for All” Education Technology & Connectivity Leadership Summit

By Jennifer Cobb

On Wednesday, May 21, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools and Connected Tennessee hosted a day-long event for local leaders from business, education, technology, community and civic organizations to launch a conversation for bridging Nashville’s digital divide for MNPS students who leave school each afternoon and return to homes without technology or broadband service.  Corporate leaders from companies including AT&T, Google, Dell, Samsung and Microsoft joined Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, MNPS Director Dr. Jesse Register...

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Metro Government, MNPS, Connected Tennessee to host Metro Nashville ‘Anytime Access for All’ Leadership Summit at Music City Center May 21

By Jennifer Cobb

What do AT&T, Google, Dell, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Samsung (and more!) have in common?  They are all confirmed for the Metro Nashville “Anytime Access for All” Leadership Summit at Music City Center on Wednesday, May 21.  The Anytime Access for All initiative has 3 objectives: all students benefit from off-campus connectivity to broadband for educational purposes during non-school hours; all students have access to or ownership of a personal technology device; and all students have access to quality digital content that supports and enhances learning. With direction from Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, Metropolitan Nashville Public...

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MNPS Virtual School at The Cohn School, Tennessee’s first public virtual school

By Jennifer Cobb

Metropolitan Nashville Public School (MNPS) Virtual School at The Cohn School, the state’s first public virtual school and the leading virtual school option for students in Nashville, is now in its fourth year. MNPS Virtual School offers students the opportunity to earn their high school diplomas completely online. While courses are free, eligibility is required to attend either on a full-time or part-time basis. Currently, there are 355 part-time students and 98 full-time students. This year the school is launching The Virtual Academy of Business and Marketing, designed to enable students to learn through the lens of a career or...

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