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Gubernatorial Candidates Weigh In On Charter Schools

by / on February 25, 2010

Republicans running for governor want to get rid of restrictions on how many charter schools Tennessee can have, and who can enroll in them. Democratic candidates have called for a more cautious approach, saying the state shouldn’t expand charters further until it knows more about their effects.

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State Bonds Could Fund Charter Renovations

by / on February 24, 2010

The state legislature could give charter schools a new way to raise money to build and renovate their school buildings. The bill, sponsored by Representative Beth Harwell, would let the state help charters raise money through bond sales.

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Charter Incubator Gets Underway This Spring

by / on February 23, 2010

A program to groom future principals of charter schools in Nashville will get underway this spring. The charter-school incubator will give participants a year of firsthand experience as they prepare applications to start their own charters.

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Charter Transition at Cameron Middle Could Take Five Years

by / on February 22, 2010

Metro Schools is taking proposals for converting one of its middle schools to a charter. That’s after Cameron Middle failed to score well enough on standardized tests for several years.

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Applications To Start Charter Schools Jump After Change In State Law

by / on February 22, 2010

Tennessee saw a surge in applications to set up charter schools over the last year, after the state legislature eased restrictions on how such schools can recruit students.

But the law hasn’t made it any easier to get permission to start a charter. And attracting nationally reputed charters to Tennessee remains a slow process.

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State Backs Away from Dramatic Takeover of Struggling Schools

by / on February 3, 2010

State education officials announced their first steps to overhaul Tennessee’s most underperforming schools Wednesday and the actions are far less dramatic than originally conceived.

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Race to the Top Proposal Has Support of All Gubernatorial Candidates

by / on January 21, 2010

Governor Phil Bredesen says he’s confident the programs proposed in the state’s Race to the Top application will be supported by his successor, if the state wins the massive federal education grant.

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New Deadline for Metro Charter School Applicants

by / on January 5, 2010

The Metro Nashville school district is moving up its deadline for charter school applications, in hopes of giving approved charters more time to get ready for that first day of school.

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VU Researcher Questions Direction of Race to the Top

by / on December 31, 2009

The Obama Administration is having success reforming education through its bully pulpit. States are positioning for piles of federal grant money from a program dubbed “Race to the Top.” Governor Phil Bredesen has even scheduled a special session next month. But a Vanderbilt researcher questions the Obama Administration’s direction.

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New Charter School Approved for Nashville

by / on December 9, 2009

On the heels of yesterday’s announcement that Nashville will launch an initiative for charter schools, the city’s school board approved a new charter school called New Vision Academy.

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Charter School Center Aims for Principals

by / on December 9, 2009

A new charter school incubator is set to open in Nashville. The program will first focus on training principals who want to open schools in Davidson County. After that, it then plans to expand to working with charter school applicants across the state.

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Prospective Charter Schools Don’t Convince Nashville School Officials

by / on November 11, 2009

The Metro School Board denied all applications for new charter schools at last night’s board meeting.

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Congressman Touts “Outside Experience” For Boosting Number of Effective Teachers

by / on October 19, 2009

Tennessee Republican Phil Roe is looking for ways to get high-quality teachers in low-performing schools.

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Charter School Can’t Keep Fourth Graders

by / on September 9, 2009

One of Nashville’s brand new charter schools started the year with 30 fourth graders, now they’ll have none. Global Academy’s leaders got the news after last night’s school board meeting.

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Charter School Can’t Keep Fourth Graders

by / on September 9, 2009

One of Nashville’s brand new charter schools started the year with 30 fourth graders, now they’ll have none. Global Academy’s leaders got the news after last night’s school board meeting.

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Charter School Asking For Re-Approval

by / on September 1, 2009

One of Nashville’s brand new charter schools is asking the district to let it keep 30 fourth graders it wasn’t supposed to have enrolled until next year. Global Academy filed the request with the Metro School District Monday.

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Nashville’s Newest Charter School Out of Compliance

by / on August 26, 2009

One of Metro Nashville’s brand new charter schools will go before the school board next week to explain why its violating its agreement with the district.

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As Nashville’s 1st Charter High School, LEAD Will Serve As Model

by / on August 5, 2009

Nashville’s LEAD academy is poised to serve as a model to other schools as it becomes the city’s first charter high school next fall.

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Bredesen Signs Charter School Expansion into Law

by / on July 14, 2009

Governor Phil Bredesen signed a new expansion of charter schools in Tennessee Tuesday. The bill was thought dead early this year.

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Coverstone Brings Proactive Approach to Charter Schools

by / on July 7, 2009

Metro Schools director Jesse Register appointed a former board member Tuesday to oversee the district’s growing number of charter schools.

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