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Just Askin: How do Nashville charter schools perform compared to other public schools?

TN SCORE. a nonprofit, nonpartisan and independent research institution, found Nashville charter school students perform better compared to state and district peers, based on data for the 2021-22 school year. So what makes charter schools successful? That may partially be due to the flexibility charters have when it comes to curriculum, educators, schedules and extracurricular activities.   

“Students of color and economically disadvantaged students at Nashville charters outperformed their state and district peers across subjects — on average, with proficiency rates 10 points above their district peers at traditional public schools,” said Emma McWeeney, who serves as the director of charter initiatives for TN SCORE

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