Mythbusters: #TruthAboutCharters


The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has released a new series, “The Truth About Charters: Separating Fact from Fiction.” See below for the most updated mythbusting facts over this 4-week series! Share the infographics and use #TruthAboutCharters to join in with this national campaign! MYTH: Charter schools are not public schools. FACT: As defined in federal and state […]

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Full Steam Ahead for STRIVE Collegiate


Now the real work begins. The Metro Nashville Public School Board’s vote last night in support of STRIVE Collegiate Academy was thrilling. The school board’s vote of confidence is a victory because of all the effort that has gone into our vision to open a high quality charter middle school (grades 5-8) in the McGavock […]

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Top of the State in Progress, Performance for 15 Charter Schools

The Tennessee Department of Education released the 2014 Reward list today. Reward Schools are the top 5 percent of schools in the state for performance—as measured by overall student achievement levels—and the top 5 percent for year-over-year progress—as measured by school-wide value-added data. Congratulations to the students, families and staff of our 15 reward charter schools: […]

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Rocketship Launches in Nashville!

Last Thursday marked the first day of school for Rocketship Nashville Northeast, one of Nashville’s newest charter elementary schools. Rocketship, a charter operator hailing from California, matches a unique learning model with record of success in providing an excellent education to young students. We welcome Rocketship as another quality public school option for families in […]

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Start Strong, Stay Strong

Over the last five years the Tennessee Charter School Center has recruited, trained and supported dynamic leaders to start high performing charter schools. At each step of the process—design, application, incubation, and launch—we constantly assess each school’s readiness to open and serve students at the highest levels from day one. As a result of this […]

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