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TCSC Hosts Inaugural Tennessee Charter Schools Conference

Local & National Education Leaders Join to Lead, Learn & Innovate Public Education

Nashville, Tenn. – For the first time ever, charter school leaders, teachers, board members, elected officials, and fellow education advocates have an opportunity to convene in one place during the inaugural Tennessee Charter Schools Conference. Hosted by the Tennessee Charter School Center (TCSC), this professional development and networking opportunity scheduled from July 23-25, 2018 in Nashville, TN is focused on fostering stronger professional relationships across Tennessee’s three grand divisions, facilitating best practice sharing, and encouraging collaboration, leadership and innovation among the next generation of public charter schools.

“Tennessee’s charter schools have paved some new paths and ways of thinking when it comes to quality public schools,” Bugg said. “But, when we asked what was missing across the sector, the overwhelming response was the opportunity to connect across regions; the need to share best practices; and the want to build broader networks of support for students, staff and schools. From that, the Tennessee Charter Schools Conference was born.” 

The Tennessee Charter Conference comes on the heels of the first 15 years of public charter schools in the state and sets the stage for the next generation of innovation in education. Nearly 200 registered attendees representing more than 40 charter school campuses with an impact on 11,500 students across Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxville were in attendance.

“We are excited to see such an engaged turnout for our inaugural conference. We look forward to growing and further supporting our schools with quality resources and programming right here in our own backyards,” added Marceia Ashe, Director of Quality School Initiatives.  

For more information on the Tennessee Charter School Conference, visit www.tnchartercenter.orgor view the full program of events and speakers here.