Top of the State in Progress, Performance for 15 Charter Schools

The Tennessee Department of Education released the 2014 Reward list today. Reward Schools are the top 5 percent of schools in the state for performance—as measured by overall student achievement levels—and the top 5 percent for year-over-year progress—as measured by school-wide value-added data. Congratulations to the students, families and staff of our 15 reward charter schools: […]

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Mythbusters: Are Charter Schools Public Schools?

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has released a new series, “The Truth About Charters: Separating Fact from Fiction.” Week 1 tackles one of the biggest misconceptions about charters: are they public schools? The answer is YES. Charter schools in Tennessee and across the country, by law, are tuition-free public school options. MYTH: Charter schools are […]

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Rocketship Launches in Nashville!

Last Thursday marked the first day of school for Rocketship Nashville Northeast, one of Nashville’s newest charter elementary schools. Rocketship, a charter operator hailing from California, matches a unique learning model with record of success in providing an excellent education to young students. We welcome Rocketship as another quality public school option for families in […]

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Pencil Partners Celebrate Back to School

Students are back to school today at Smithson Craighead Academy elementary! Along with the excitement of SCA’s new school building to explore, this morning each student walked in the doors with an enthusiastic warm welcome from a group of Avenue Bank employees. Balloons, high-fives, school supplies, orange juice and even Shipley’s donuts welcomed students and […]

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