STRIVE: A Foundation for College Success in McGavock

Guest blog post from STRIVE Collegiate Academy’s Founder, Lakendra Butler: In developing the foundation for STRIVE Collegiate Academy, a grades 5-8 middle school I’ve applied to open in the McGavock area of Nashville, a major source of the planning was drawn from my own personal educational experiences as a first generation college graduate. While I […]

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Continuing the Mission: Five New Schools Focus on Replicating Success

The old adage that success breeds success is certainly true in the case of Tennessee’s public charter school movement. The newest set of applicants seeking approval from Metro Nashville Public Schools features a lineup of school organizations known locally as well as nationally for operating outstanding, high-quality charter schools. KIPP Academy Nashville middle school has […]

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Charter Center Spotlight: LaKendra Bulter

Post from Greg Thompson, CEO of the Tennessee Charter School Center Last spring in Dallas, I had the pleasure of meeting LaKendra Butler, an energetic, inspiring young professional who I could see is on a mission to help achieve our nation’s most difficult, yet most laudable goal:  ensuring all of our young people are prepared to enter adulthood with […]

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Inside Charters: Episode 1 & Guest Blog Post – LEAD Academy

Inside Charters is a podcast series that highlights great people and stories within the Tennessee public charter school sector. Inside Charters wants to share what’s working in charter schools so that more schools and school leaders across the state may learn from certain programs and practices that charters implement. Episode 1 – LEAD Academy is Nashville’s […]

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