Post Tagged with: "Great Hearts Academies"

House to Consider Broadening State Charter Authorizer

by / on March 4, 2013

The state House will consider creating an entirely new panel for authorizing charter schools at the state level. It’s part of a compromise set to be heard in an education committee Tuesday.

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House Democrats Back MNPS Board in Great Hearts Dispute

by / on September 25, 2012

Democrats in the state House want a meeting with the Education Commissioner to ask that he rethink penalizing Metro Schools by $3.4 million. If the state follows through with the fine, they say the penalty should be “challenged, possibly in court.”

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Metro Council Calls Special Meeting Over Charter Trigger Law

by / on September 20, 2012

The chair of the Metro Council’s education committee has called a special meeting to discuss a state law allowing parents to essentially take over school. The never-before-used trigger law permits petitioners to convert a public school into a charter.

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Charter Advocates Say Great Hearts Exposes Need for State-Level Authorizer

by / on September 14, 2012

Charter school advocates say the repeated denial of Great Hearts Academies shows a need for a state-level authority to approve charter applicants. The current process still requires the local school board to sign off.

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Great Hearts Backs Down After Fourth MNPS Rejection

by / on September 12, 2012

Great Hearts Academies is done trying to open a charter school in Nashville for now. The Arizona-based organization says in a statement that at this point “a successful school opening would be impossible.”

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New MNPS Board Says No to Great Hearts Charter Again

by / on September 11, 2012

Tuesday night the Metro school board once again disregarded a mandate from the state and denied the charter application of Great Hearts Academies. The nine-member panel voted 5-to-4, defying a directive from the state board of education.

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Haslam Backs Off Threats to Withhold State Money from MNPS

Haslam Backs Off Threats to Withhold State Money from MNPS

by / on August 16, 2012

Governor Bill Haslam is walking back the suggestion Metro Schools could lose state money for not approving a controversial new charter school. This week’s board vote is being followed at the highest levels of state government.

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MNPS Board to Formally Approve Great Hearts, 2013-2014 Calendar

by / on August 14, 2012

After months of intense debate, Tuesday the Metro School board is expected to approve a charter school application from Great Hearts Academies. The vote is a formality since the state board of education trumped Metro’s first decision.

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State Board Director Recommends Approval of Great Hearts Charter

State Board Director Recommends Approval of Great Hearts Charter

by / on July 26, 2012

The Tennessee Board of Education appears poised to overturn a controversial decision by the Metro school board.

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