National Charter Schools Week: Focus on Choice

Charter schools offer a choice in public education for families and students across the country. In Tennessee, parents in three cities, Memphis, Nashville and Chattanooga, have the opportunity to choose a charter school as a tuition-free, public school option. Two parents, Amanda Tindal and Catrina Ford, provide insight into what charter school choice means for […]

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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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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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Analyzing school choice in Nashville

MNPS has compiled application numbers for each one of their optional schools for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. Some key information from their blog post: 84 schools on the Optional Schools Application, including charter schools for the first time 16,400 applications (up 4% from 2012) 6,400 students applying 73% of applications were submitted online MNPS provided a […]

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