Network leader leaves the door open for future proposals
Written feedback runs counter to public comments delivered in person
Plaintiffs challenge speedy rollout, among other things
In an interview with Chalkbeat, Antonio Burt reflects on his tenure so far and his vision for this year and beyond
College president’s mockery of teacher training won’t necessarily dash hopes to bring charters to the state
Local governments in Nashville and Memphis failed to show that an injunction was warranted, the judges ruled
Memphis board disregarded recommendation to deny Frayser network’s proposal, and instead approved Westside Middle School, which has an anti-racist theme.
Speedy voucher rollout draws hopeful families, more legal challenges
Lee meets with private school leaders, while his education chief acknowledges the timeline is ‘challenging’
The legal move comes as the state prepares to officially relaunch the program
Gov. Bill Lee said the state will work “starting today” toward enrolling students.
Lee says comments were taken out of context, but teacher groups say governor should have repudiated insults
Officials plan renovations and an addition to better accommodate special education and music programs
The court order marks another win for Gov. Bill Lee, but more legal challenges loom
With more legal challenges pending, ‘there can’t be any steps going forward,’ Gov. Lee concedes
Cheers, frustrations, and promises to fight follow after Tennessee’s highest court overrules lower courts, clearing an obstacle to the state’s private school voucher law.
Assistant principal Natasha Smith considers her KIPP co-workers and students family because they stand together or are “ten toes down for each other.”
The state’s voucher program for students with disabilities could double in size.
A House panel voted 5-4 to defeat a bill that critics said aimed to correct a voucher law overturned by judges.
The governor’s plan to bring dozens of Hillsdale charter schools to Tennessee and the mounting resistance to the partnership are the latest battle in the classroom culture wars.
Hillsdale College is replicating charter schools that align with Gov. Bill Lee’s conservative ideology
The proposal would target districts that don’t offer 180 days of annual in-person instruction beginning Sept. 1, 2022
Shelby County Schools administrators have recommended revoking charters of KIPP Memphis Academy Middle School and KIPP Memphis Collegiate Elementary based on low test scores at both schools.
Sen. Brian Kelsey maintains his innocence
Sen. Brian Kelsey denies the federal campaign law charges against him.
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