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TCSC Congratulates Penny Schwinn on Commissioner of Education Appointment

The following statement is issued today by the Tennessee Charter School Center, in response to Governor-elect Bill Lee's appointment of Penny Schwinn to lead the Tennessee Department of Education:

TCSC is looking forward to working together with Schwinn to continue to raise the bar of excellence in education and to ensure that all children in Tennessee have access to high-quality education. Schwinn’s passion for education is evident. We are excited to collaborate with Schwinn as she uses her experience to stabilize statewide assessments, deliver clear and applicable data on performance, and continue to close the achievement gaps among students.

Tennessee has made major progress in education over the years, and we have been pleased to support the role public charter schools have played in this trajectory. We are confident that Schwinn's leadership will continue to propel Tennessee forward, and as part of the public education community, we are eager to partner with her on her work.