NASHVILLE, Tenn.--- This statement is issued by The Tennessee Charter School Center Team in response to Governor Bill Lee’s State of the State on March 4, 2019.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--- Governor-elect Bill Lee announced the appointment of Penny Schwinn to lead the Tennessee Department of Education.
Nashville, Tenn. – The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement awarded the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools a $2.4 million grant over three years to establish the Charter School Facilities Center (CSFC), the first-ever entity solely dedicated to helping public charter schools access better and more affordable facilities and facility financing. TCSC is a partner in the effort and will support local capacity building through technical assistance for charter support organizations nationally.
Nashville Tenn.– The Tennessee Department of Education recently released their annual District and School Accountability results to include this year’s distinguished list of State Reward Schools. Among the 2018 list, the following 10 public charter schools have been designated as State Reward Schools
The following statement is issued by Sheleah Harris, Director of Advocacy, Tennessee Charter School Center, in response to the Shelby County School Board’s charter application review process and approval decisions:
Nashville, Tenn. – During the inaugural Tennessee Charter Schools Conference, the Tennessee Charter School Center (TCSC) recognized five distinguished education leaders and organizations that are catalysts in the classroom and within their communities.
Nashville, Tenn. - Tennessee is joining states across the country in celebrating National Charter Schools Week, May 7-11, and also seizing the opportunity to commemorate 15 years since the state opened its doors to public charter schools.
Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Charter School Center (TCSC) today released its 2018 Impact Report, which provides an overview of the Tennessee charter school movement and highlights ways charters are promoting excellence and innovation in K-12 education. TCSC CEO Maya Bugg highlighted the report during a Student Success Forum held at Cordell Hull earlier today that featured presentations from leaders of high-performing charter schools.
The following statement is issued by Maya Bugg, Chief Executive Officer, Tennessee Charter School Center (TCSC), in advance of the 2018 gubernatorial candidate forum on education...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) and the Tennessee Charter School Center (TCSC) announced they have received an $8 million award from the U.S. Department of Education’s Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities Program to expand high quality educational opportunities in Tennessee.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Education released their annual Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) results, which measures the impact schools and teachers have on their students' academic growth and progress year over year. Among the results, Metro Nashville public charter middle and high schools stood out with 17 out of 21 receiving a Level 5 composite growth score – the highest growth score possible.
The following statement is issued by Maya Bugg, Chief Executive Officer, Tennessee Charter School Center, in response to the State Board of Education’s Charter Appeal decisions...
The Tennessee Charter School Center applauds the Shelby County School Board of Education for adopting the District/Charter Compact for Quality Schools, a collaborative agreement among local education leaders to improve the quality of education across the Shelby County Schools system.
This Year’s Conference Is Not One to Miss! The National Charter Schools Conference, to be held in Nashville June 26th – June 29th.
A new report from the Tennessee Charter School Center shows Tennessee’s public charter school sector is strong and growing– in number, quality, the diversity of academic offerings, and in student enrollment and impact.
Each year, Tennessee’s State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) awards the SCORE Prize to the schools and school districts in Tennessee that are leaders in student learning. The Tennessee Charter School Center is proud to spotlight two charter school recipients of the 5th annual SCORE Prize, New Vision Academy and The Soulsville Charter School (TSCS).
“We applaud today’s decision by the State Board of Education to approve the appeals and to move forward in opening two new KIPP public charter schools in Nashville..."
Together with the Tennessee Department of Education, the Tennessee Charter School Center has released a new report titled Special Education in Tennessee Charter Schools. This report was created by members of a task force called together by the Tennessee Charter School Center and comprised of representatives from charter schools, school districts, the Tennessee Department of Education, and local governments across the state.
The Tennessee Charter School Center announced today that Maya Bugg, an experienced education leader in the state, will soon join the Center as its new Chief Executive Officer.