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KIPP Memphis Public Schools celebrates first day of classes
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Aug 9, 8:48 AM:

KIPP said from the youngest to the oldest learners, students are excited to return to their buildings and start a journey to academic excellence.

Judges Reject Attempt To Halt Tennessee School Choice Program
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Aug 9, 8:42 AM:

 Tennessee’s new school choice program cleared a legal hurdle that had blocked its implementation for the past two years.

Tennessee’s embattled school voucher program gets the go-ahead from a panel of judges
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Aug 8, 10:49 AM:

A three-judge panel has given the green light to Tennessee’s controversial Education Savings Account program. The decision came down after a lengthy court hearing Friday.

Examining Tennessee’s Landscape of Charter Schools
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Aug 2, 10:29 AM:

The Tennessee Nature Academy’s supporters gathered for a party following the July 25 meeting of the Metro Nashville Public Schools board. Sure, their charter application had been rejected by a board vote of 5-4, but this was just >

Town hall answers questions about new Tennessee education funding formula
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Jul 28, 10:07 AM:

Election Day is right around the corner, and on Wednesday afternoon, a number of Shelby County leaders held a town hall to give a better explanation of the state’s new education funding formula.

One charter school wins Memphis school board approval
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Jul 27, 8:09 AM:

The Memphis-Shelby County Schools board on Tuesday approved just one of four charter school applications for the 2023-24 school year.

Private school vouchers draw interest from 2,185 Tennessee families
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Jul 27, 8:06 AM:

Nearly 2,200 families completed forms by this week’s deadline to indicate interest in participating in Tennessee’s private school voucher program in Memphis and Nashville.

Supporting teachers, new charter school on Metro school board agenda
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Jul 26, 8:54 AM:

Metro Nashville’s school board will join others in standing up for public school teachers. Board members will vote on a resolution during a special-called meeting Monday to let teachers know they’re supported.

Report ranks Tennessee's public schools mid-pack in terms of quality and safety
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Jul 26, 8:49 AM:

The Volunteer State was ranked 28th overall with a score of 49.18 out of 100, behind Kentucky (21st) but ahead of neighboring states Mississippi (43rd), Alabama (42nd), Georgia (36th), Missouri (35th), Arkansas (32nd) and North >

After court rulings, Tennessee governor wastes no time rolling out private school voucher program
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Jul 25, 10:36 AM:

Less than a week after judges allowed Tennessee to resume work on its long-stalled private school voucher program, the program's website roared back to life, and forms are available online for families and private schools in >

Memphis Catholic Schools Supt. throws support behind TN school voucher program
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Jul 25, 10:26 AM:

The contentious TN Education Savings Account (ESA) program, commonly referred to as school vouchers, goes into effect this upcoming school year after a chancery judge lifted the injunction on the program earlier this month.

The fallout over Hillsdale College, charter schools and Tennessee school districts, explained.
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Jul 25, 10:04 AM:

Three proposed charter schools sponsored by Hillsdale-affiliated charter management organization, American Classical Education, were rejected by Tennessee school boards.

Founders Classical Academy wants to operate in Williamson County: 'We're not Hillsdale'
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Jul 22, 10:33 AM:

A spokesperson for ResponsiveEd, the charter management organization for Founders Classical Academy, said the partnership between its company and Hillsdale College ended in mid-2021.

Tennessee launches education savings account program in Davidson, Shelby counties
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Jul 22, 10:19 AM:

Tennessee has launched its Educational Savings Account program, which applies to students in both Memphis and Nashville schools.

MSCS reports over 200 teacher vacancies three weeks before school starts
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Jul 21, 7:40 AM:

MSCS officials attributed the decrease in teacher vacancies to a new state law allowing retired educators to return to the profession without losing their retirement benefits, as well as the district’s “extensive work” on teacher >

Gov. Lee addresses charter schools, education in Tennessee
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Jul 21, 7:38 AM:

“There’s a lot of conversation about other people’s words,” Governor Lee said. “There are a lot of folks who actually don’t want choice for families and for parents, and there’s a lot of pushback on that.” >

Rutherford County school board approves one charter school, denies another
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Jul 21, 7:36 AM:

At its July 18 meeting, the board voted 5-2 to approve Empower Academy, a K-8 tuition-free public charter school, and voted 6-1 to deny American Classical Academy.

After court rulings, Tennessee governor wastes no time rolling out private school voucher program
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Jul 21, 7:25 AM:

Less than a week after judges allowed Tennessee to resume work on its long-stalled private school voucher program, the program’s website roared back to life, and forms are available online for families and private schools in >

Tennessee school voucher program sign-up begins Tuesday
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Jul 19, 7:58 AM: It’s the new school voucher system the state named the Education Savings Account (ESA) Program. After being held up by court battles over the last three years, starting this school year, it allows parents in just two districts, >
Tennessee can begin rolling out private school voucher program, court rules, ending 2-year block
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Jul 14, 9:19 AM: On Wednesday, a three-judge panel cleared the way for Gov. Bill Lee’s education savings account program to proceed in Memphis and Nashville based on last month’s Tennessee Supreme Court ruling upholding the 2019 voucher >

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