NASHVILLE, Tenn. – While most families across Nashville are still preparing for the start of school, students of several charter schools in Nashville will be getting a jump start on curbing their summer learning loss when their schools start a week early. Charter schools are public schools that are managed by independent, nonprofit organizations. The management structure allows for greater flexibility in the design of the instructional environment, including when the school year starts and ends. The first day of school for Metro Nashville Public Schools is Monday, August 7.
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.