Nashville approves 2 charter schools

Dec. 10, 2008
Applicants were rejected last month and amended their proposals

The Metro Nashville school board has voted to create two new charter schools — Smithson Craighead Middle School, an extension of the elementary school of the same name, and Nashville Global Academy, a K-8 school. After being rejected last month, the schools amended their applications to address some of the district's concerns. Another applicant, Nashville Academy of Science and Technology, was denied.
To read The Nashville Tennesseean article, click here.

EARLIER: The Metro Nashville school board has rejected all three charter school applications submitted for the 2009-10 school year, but hopefuls will be able to appeal the decision under state law. District officials were concerned about how the new schools would sustain funding over several years and whether new state curriculum standards would be taken into consideration.To read The Nashville Tennesseean article, click here.

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