Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

TENNESSEE: Five new charter schools recommended for approval

Five out of eight applications for new charter schools in Nashville earned a recommendation for approval by Metro Nashville Public Schools — including a proposal from the nation’s largest charter … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

TENNESSEE: Two more Nashville charter schools get Gates Foundation grants

Two Nashville charter schools — Knowledge Academies and RePublic High School — have earned planning grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation aimed at helping each develop similar schools … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

TENNESSEE: Entrepreneurial spirit fuels charter schools’ success

One big factor behind Nashville’s national recognition as the “It City” is a significant cultural shift around entrepreneurship. The trend of talented professionals moving here in large numbers, attracted by … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

TENNESSEE: Goodwill charter school would bring dropouts back to school

When you picture a charter school, you may imagine a crowd of youngsters in tidy uniforms learning their ABCs. But one of Shelby County’s newest charter schools, if it is approved, … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

TENNESSEE: Bill Clinton to speak in Nashville at LEAD charter school event

Bill Clinton will be in Nashville on Monday to serve as the keynote speaker as LEAD Academy celebrates its inaugural class of graduates. During the same stop in Nashville, the … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

TENNESSEE: Charter schools continue to grow in Memphis and Shelby County

A gradual but seismic shift in the governance and operation of public schools is taking place in Memphis schools, as the number of charter schools run in the city by … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

TENNESSEE: New Nashville Academy of Computer Science puts focus on building tech talent

When staff and board members of high-scoring charter school Nashville Prep began discussing plans for a new middle school, they asked how they could design a school most relevant to … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

TENNESSEE: Bill would automatically close low-performing charter schools

Innovation is an important component of the way that businesses and organizations operate to remain competitive. In Tennessee, our state has embraced innovation in how we deliver public education to … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

TENNESSEE: Hamilton County’s newest charter school finds early success

Three years ago, Marcia Griffin went door to door in the inner city, meeting with dozens of parents to pitch her idea for a new charter school in Chattanooga. She … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

TENNESSEE: Barbic: Diversity Not a Requirement of Charter Schools

NASHVILLE (AP) – The head of an initiative to turn around Tennessee’s lowest performing schools is being criticized for stating that charter schools shouldn’t be responsible for diversity. Chris Barbic, who … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

TENNESSEE: New rules open more options for charters

A change in guidelines for charter school proposals in Metro Nashville is likely to trigger some adjustments in the city’s educational landscape, a charter school official says. The recently adopted … Continue reading

January 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

TENNESSEE: Rich And Poor Students Wanted For New Nashville Charter School

In the stately Green Hills home of Mary Pierce, a dozen mothers (and one dad dressed in a suit) sip coffee and share pet stories on a recent weekday morning. … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · Leave a comment


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