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Do Tennesseans think you have to have a college degree to be successful in today's economy?
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Oct 15, 5:16 AM: And most of those polled — or 79% — also indicated that post-secondary education is necessary to get a job in today's economy. More than 80% of survey respondents said they were more likely to support state legislators who >
Governor on ESA school vouchers: “most important is we get it done right”
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Oct 9, 5:46 AM: Republican Governor Bill Lee remains “hopeful” and “excited” that his signature education savings account (ESA) or voucher plan is up and running next year, but he maintains “most important is we get it done right. >
State tests deter private schools from participating in voucher programs | Opinion
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Oct 8, 6:36 AM: We found that the state testing mandate reduced the likelihood that private school leaders were certain to participate by 46 percent.
Gov. Lee Celebrates Opening of KIPP School
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Oct 4, 5:58 AM: KIPP Nashville celebrated the opening of its new K – 8 campus, KIPP Antioch College Prep with a ribbon cutting ceremony honoring its founding families and students. With this addition, KIPP Nashville operates seven schools >
Rejected charter school applicants appeal to the state
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Oct 3, 4:48 AM: Five charter school applicants the Memphis school board denied two weeks ago for failing to meet new, tighter district standards on charter expansion have appealed the decisions to the state.
Education savings account public hearing concludes after two speak on the program's rules
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Oct 2, 6:11 AM: During a public hearing over rules that will govern Tennessee's education savings account program, only two people opted to speak on changes they'd like to see.
Gov. Bill Lee appoints nine members to state charter school commission
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Oct 1, 6:13 AM: The state charter commission will have the final say on all appeals of local board decisions on charter schools. The board will assume the responsibility beginning in the 2020-21 year from the Tennessee State Board of >
Closure of Knowledge Academies charter schools outrageous | Opinion
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Sep 30, 7:26 AM: This attack on Knowledge Academies charter schools is really an attack on the less affluent and minority families in the Antioch community.
Public schools adapting to meet needs of technological workforce | Opinion
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Sep 27, 8:27 AM: Technology changes at a rapid pace and the expectations of the workforce evolve along with these advancements. In order to ensure that our students are prepared to enter the workforce in careers that are both personally >
Memphis community college to end its relationship with embattled Southwest Early College High School
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Sep 27, 7:04 AM: Southwest Early College High School came under scrutiny four weeks ago after three Memphis high schoolers and two parents stood before the Shelby County Schools board and reported incomplete schedules, staffing shortages, >
Nashville schools board denies Rocketship charter school application despite district recommendation
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Sep 25, 6:38 AM: The Nashville school board denied charter school network Rocketship Education a new school — despite receiving its first recommendation to approve an application in years.
Setting up voucher program a 'challenge,' says Mark White
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Sep 25, 6:17 AM: House Education Committee Chairman Mark White says the Tennessee Department of Education faces a “challenge” in setting up an education savings account program in time for the 2020-21 school year. >
Southwest Early College High's woes show flaws in the promises of charters
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Sep 23, 7:11 AM: Southwest Early College High School opened in 2017, with a promise that its students would graduate with an associate degree and a high school diploma, or at least some college credits in addition to their high school >
District recommends revoking charter from Southwest Early College High School following investigation
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Sep 19, 6:47 AM: The Shelby County School district is recommending revoking the charter for Southwest Early College High School.
Tennessee fast-tracks voucher rules, but concerns resurface about testing accountability
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Sep 19, 5:57 AM: The question of whether Tennessee students who receive vouchers would have to take the same tests as their peers in public schools reemerged Wednesday, as proposed rules for the state’s new education savings account >
Gestalt charter school system begins Hickory Hill revitalization project
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Sep 18, 6:21 AM: Gestalt Community Schools has begun to turn its charter school hub at Mendenhall Square Shopping Center into a larger community asset in Hickory Hill.
School board approves new STEM-focused charter school for Cordova
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Sep 18, 6:13 AM: The Shelby County Schools Board approved the charter in a 7-0 vote during a special meeting held Wednesday evening.
Knowledge Academies appeals Nashville school board's decision to revoke charters
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Sep 13, 7:15 AM: Knowledge Academies is appealing to the State Board of Education to reverse the decision by the Nashville school board last month to revoke its charters.
‘Someone needs to be fired,’ says lawmaker about letters sent to Tennessee school parents
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Sep 6, 6:29 AM: "If you’re a black child who is performing well but your school has been identified as having low performance by black children, what does that do for that child?” asked Parkinson, a Democrat who serves on the House >
'School on a hill:' Fairview High elevates to new heights in career readiness, achievement
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Sep 5, 6:48 AM: As a school that sits at one of the highest geographical points in northwest Williamson County, Fairview High School is hitting a lot of “firsts” as a little-known leader in the Williamson County School District. >

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