Five new Tennessee charter schools recommended for approval

Friday, June 20, 2014

Five out of eight applications for new charter schools in Nashville earned a recommendation for approval by Metro Nashville Public Schools — including a proposal from the nation's largest charter network to take over a struggling elementary school.

KIPP Nashville, the local affiliate of the national KIPP Public Schools, would convert a still-to-be-determined low-performing district elementary school into a charter by the fall of 2015, under a plan Metro Director of Schools Jesse Register's administration has advised for Metro school board approval in a report released Wednesday.

Meanwhile, MNPS has recommended denial of STRIVE Collegiate Academy, a much-debated proposal for a middle school that would open in the Donelson-Hermitage area near McGavock High School.

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