Thurman Francis Arts Academy earns National Blue Ribbon award

Sep 28, 2022 at 10:18 pm by WGNS News

(RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN) When you walk into Thurman Francis Arts Academy, you will be greeted not only by the Principal, Jeff McCann, but by the sounds of stringed instruments,.... Read More

Rutherford County Schools Near 51,000 Students - Pay Scale Study is Now Underway

Sep 26, 2022 at 01:05 pm by WGNS News

(RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN) The Rutherford County Schools have hit a milestone and with nearly 51,000 students enrolled… That was Director of Schools Dr. Jimmy Su.... Read More

Return of the Campus School chickens!

Sep 14, 2022 at 06:56 pm by WGNS Radio News

  Outside of Homer Pittard Campus School Friday morning, there was a scene some might call strange. It started with a marching group of proud kindergarteners, followed.... Read More

Discovery and Salem Elementary Receive Reward School Status

Sep 12, 2022 at 08:23 pm by WGNS News

(MURFREESBORO, TENN.) Discovery School and Salem Elementary received the designation of Tennessee Reward Schools with Bradley Academy and Black Fox Elementary missing the desi.... Read More

Murfreesboro City Schools Teachers Receive State and National Awards

Aug 26, 2022 at 04:08 pm by WGNS

(Murfreesboro, TN)- Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) excelled at the Tennessee Department of Education Excellence in Education banquet. MCS teachers were prominent as the.... Read More

Impacting Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Schools: 10,000+ Teacher Shortage Likely Between Now and 2024 in TN

Aug 15, 2022 at 04:52 pm by WGNS

Middle Tennessee is experiencing a teacher shortage, which makes it hard on both Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Schools. "JC” Bowman, the Executive Director & CE.... Read More

Murfreesboro City Schools Still Seeking Hall of Fame Nominations

Aug 12, 2022 at 10:33 am by WGNS

Murfreesboro City Schools are still seeking nominations for the inaugural MCS Hall of Fame.  The MCS Hall of Fame will recognize and honor exceptional career individuals.... Read More

Rutherford County Schools are the 4th Largest District in Tennessee

Aug 04, 2022 at 02:09 pm by WGNS

(RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENN.) The Rutherford County Schools wrapped up the 2021-2022 school year with 300-students shy of hitting the 50-thousand mark. On Friday, the county scho.... Read More

Rutherford County teachers complete ‘Gifted Academy’ - And news on gifted students

Aug 02, 2022 at 02:47 pm by WGNS

Twenty-two teachers from Rutherford County attended the "Gifted Academy" in July – a collaboration between Rutherford County Schools and Murfreesboro City Schools. The.... Read More

Rutherford County Schools Start Friday - 50,000 Student's Increases Demand for More Classrooms

Aug 01, 2022 at 10:38 pm by WGNS

  (RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENN.) Rutherford County school students will return to class for an abbreviated day this Friday, followed by their first full-day on Monday. The h.... Read More

Hiring New Teachers and Retaining Great Educators in Rutherford County is a Tough Battle in the Current Job Market

Jul 25, 2022 at 03:53 pm by WGNS

As the job market grows more competitive, businesses are finding it tougher and tougher to hire and retain staff. The issue impacts not only companies, but also school distr.... Read More

Rutherford County Schools ‘Teach Now’ program aims to attract new educators

Jun 28, 2022 at 08:39 pm by WGNS

Rutherford County Schools’ newly branded “Teach Now” program hopes to remove obstacles for those who wish to become classroom teachers — immediate.... Read More

2022 Leader U Conference that Focuses on Education is being held TODAY (Tue. June 7, 2022) at MTSU

Jun 07, 2022 at 05:30 am by WGNS

JC Bowman, Executive Director of the Professional Educators of Tennessee told WGNS about the Leader U 2022 Conference that focuses on education being held at MT.... Read More

Current Rutherford Co. School Director Terminates Tenured Walter Hill Elementary Principal Helen Campbell

May 27, 2022 at 08:23 pm by WGNS

(Rutherford County, Tenn.) - The current Rutherford County Director of Schools has moved forward with the dismissal of a long-time educator and principal after an allegation o.... Read More

SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAMS: FREE Breakfast and Lunch for Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Children and Teens 18 and Under

May 26, 2022 at 11:10 am by WGNS

The FREE summer feeding program will be serving breakfast and lunch throughout the Rutherford County area starting June 1st. Rutherford County Schools Spokesperson James Evans.... Read More

Murfreesboro City Schools Spearheads New Partnership with MTSU Assessment, Learning, and Student Success

May 25, 2022 at 02:09 pm by WGNS

(Murfreesboro, TN) Murfreesboro City Schools and the MTSU Assessment, Learning, and Student Success (ALSS) Ed.D. Program announces a new collaboration to leverage expertise an.... Read More

Six Smyrna High grads also complete associate degree at Bethel

May 24, 2022 at 07:07 pm by WGNS

Six students from Smyrna High School have graduated from Bethel University with their associate degree.   On May 7th, the students received their degrees from.... Read More

Rutherford County School Board offers Director of Schools position to Dr. James Sullivan

May 23, 2022 at 06:35 pm by WGNS

Dr. James Sullivan will be the next Director of Schools for Rutherford County pending final contract negotiations, after a 5-2 vote by the School Board at a special-called mee.... Read More

2022 MTSU Business Plan Competition draws top notch student entrepreneurship

May 18, 2022 at 04:33 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — From top-shelf custom cabinetry to emergency tarping services to an innovative campus mapping platform, the top three choices from the 2022 MT.... Read More

Three Director of Schools candidates to be interviewed Thursday

May 18, 2022 at 03:11 pm by WGNS

(Rutherford County, TN) ­‐ Three candidates for the Director of Schools position — Dr. Andrea Anthony, Dr. John Ash and Dr. James Sullivan — will be inter.... Read More