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March 22, 2019
Tennessee’s governor says he wants to help low-income students in failing schools. But his voucher and charter plans cast a much wider net.
Critics say his signature proposals could end up benefiting middle-class families and changing the landscape of school systems that are doing just fine.
March 4, 2019
Charter school facility funding would double under Tennessee governor’s plan
The investment would give the state’s 112 charter schools the chance to vie for facility grants totaling $12 million.
February 22, 2018
Gov. Bill Haslam convened a ‘power meeting’ between Tennessee’s charter school and district leaders. Here’s why.
At issue is a new charter school law, which directs local districts to share student directory information requested by charter operators.
February 12, 2018
Workforce training programs may soon look different in Memphis schools
A proposed revamp of career and technical education will be presented this month to the school board for Shelby County Schools.
January 30, 2018
What needs to happen for a group of Memphis Catholic schools to become charters
No shortage of things must happen for the financially strapped schools to be transformed into what would be the largest charter school network in Memphis.
March 22, 2017
Tennessee inches up in national ranking of charter school laws
The state climbs from from 34th to 29th in the latest rankings from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.
February 22, 2017
This sweeping proposal would rewrite Tennessee’s charter school law
A wide-ranging charter school bill written by the State Department of Education seeks to address concerns of both advocates and opponents.
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January 9, 2017
NAACP to put Memphis in spotlight in national debate over charter schools
The group's national task force is inviting discussion at seven hearings, including Tuesday's in Memphis, following the NAACP's call for a moratorium on charter expansion.
December 20, 2016
Tennessee’s completed schools plan is finally out. Here’s what insiders are saying.
The plan, released in response to a sweeping new federal education law, has the potential to reshape the state’s 1,600 public schools.
April 20, 2016
Memphis native tapped to lead Education Pioneers in Tennessee
Gerald Fanion III will oversee Education Pioneers, a nonprofit recruitment and leadership training organization with operations in Memphis and Nashville.
September 10, 2015
Education Pioneers’ Maya Bugg named Tennessee Charter School Center’s CEO
The new leader will support Tennessee's growing charter sector through advocacy and advice, bringing in new high-quality charter schools, and helping charter schools work together.
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