Senators' fact-finding mission on charter schools zeroes in on pros not cons

Sen. Rand Paul, whose state is considering charter schools, want to take ideas back to Kentucky   More

Quietly, MNPS and charters meeting to exchange ideas

Outcome of talks is yet to be seen, but group expects to share ideas for collaboration, synergy this fall   More

Nashville Prep leader accuses school board member of 'drunk rage' in Facebook fight

Ravi Gupta attacked Will Pinkston after Pinkston expressed disappointment in criticism of fellow school board member More

Leading charter schools advocate decides it's time he step aside

Matt Throckmorton says it is time he 'pass the baton' as organization begins new chapter More

Two state charter advocacy groups to join forces

Tennessee Charter School Incubator merges with Tennessee Charter Schools Association with aim toward accountability More

School board struggles to find footing in post-Great Hearts reality

School board will soon see district’s new Strategic Plan, document expected to blueprint district’s goals More
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Case of Boys Prep shows charter schools face same startup challenges

Facilities problems, board turmoil, high attrition — just a taste of what can go wrong with first-year charter More

MNPS recommends four new charters for school board approval

District reports 3 of 4 recommended operators have established track record of running other schools More

Student attrition heightens tension between charter backers, MNPS

Metro schools is singling out KIPP and seven other charters as district loss leaders in student attrition More

Judge dismisses Smithson Craighead's claims against school board; charter set to close

Smithson Craighead sued Metro school board in April, after board decided to revoke school's charter More
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