TCSC Statement on Closure of Boys Prep

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2014 The following statement is issued today by the Tennessee Charter School Center in response to the announced closing of Nashville charter school Boys Prep: “The Tennessee Charter School Center supports the decision by Boys Prep to surrender its charter and close the school at the end of the year. […]

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STRIVE: A Foundation for College Success in McGavock

Guest blog post from STRIVE Collegiate Academy’s Founder, Lakendra Butler: In developing the foundation for STRIVE Collegiate Academy, a grades 5-8 middle school I’ve applied to open in the McGavock area of Nashville, a major source of the planning was drawn from my own personal educational experiences as a first generation college graduate. While I […]

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Charter Center Spotlight: LaKendra Bulter

Post from Greg Thompson, CEO of the Tennessee Charter School Center Last spring in Dallas, I had the pleasure of meeting LaKendra Butler, an energetic, inspiring young professional who I could see is on a mission to help achieve our nation’s most difficult, yet most laudable goal:  ensuring all of our young people are prepared to enter adulthood with […]

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Enrollment does not equal demand

When we look at public charter schools, enrollment numbers only capture part of the story.  The number of families seeking seats for their children, DEMAND, is best reflected in the total number of applications a charter school receives. When the collective enrollment numbers for a group of charter schools are predicted two years ahead of […]

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