Charter Commission approves two new Nashville charter schools
The Tennessee Public Charter School commission approved the opening of KIPP Southeast Nashville Prep Elementary and KIPP Nashville College Prep Middle School, in recent votes. The decision overrides an earlier move by Metro Nashville Public Schools Board of Education to deny the applications of both schools.
“Decisions like the one today in favor of more high-quality options for students are why the Tennessee General Assembly created an appeal process through the Tennessee Public Charter School Commission,” said Adam Lister, President and CEO of Tennesseans for Student Success. “School board members in Nashville with ideological and philosophical objections to charter schools would have attempted to deny students of their right to pursue a public school option that best fit their needs.