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Charter Schools USA of Florida and Michigan-based National Heritage Academies have hired lobbyists for the last two years to help get for-profit charter schools allowed in Tennessee. Credit: Charter Schools USA

The Difference Between For-Profit Charter Schools And Schools Run By For-Profits

February 18, 2014 at 3:36 am

Supporters of for-profit charter schools are trying to avoid using those words. Debate in the state legislature has gotten hung up on semantics.

Governor’s Voucher Program Moves Ahead with Bipartisan Support

Governor’s Voucher Program Moves Ahead with Bipartisan Support

February 26, 2013 at 7:57 pm

State lawmakers raised several reservations but ultimately passed Governor Bill Haslam’s school voucher program in its first test.

Virtual Schools Under Microscope of Tennessee Lawmakers

Virtual Schools Under Microscope of Tennessee Lawmakers

February 5, 2013 at 4:07 am

Virtual education appears to be the future, even for the youngest students. School districts are offering classes online. Cyber schools – many of them run by the same for-profit company – are popping up all over the country. But student test scores have fallen short.

Hemlock Slashes Workforce Due to ‘Significant Economic Challenges’

Hemlock Slashes Workforce Due to ‘Significant Economic Challenges’

January 14, 2013 at 5:12 pm

An economic development win of recent years is turning into a giant sore spot. Monday Hemlock Semiconductor announced it will lay off most of its workforce in March due to weak demand for polysilicon, which is used in the production of solar panels.