Another Nashville Charter School – Drexel Prep – To Close

Another Nashville Charter School – Drexel Prep – To Close
Aspire is a charter school in Memphis that is part of the Achievement School District. The ASD has 23 schools for the 2014-15 school year. Five are directly run by the district. The rest are run by charter organizations. Brick Church College Prep is the only ASD school in Nashville. The rest are in Memphis. Credit: TN Photo Services

Drexel Academy has been under heightened scrutiny from the Metro Schools central office since late last year for poor student achievement scores. Declining enrollment has also made the north Nashville school’s financial position unsustainable, according to a release from the district.

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Two Ways TN Legislators Running For Congress Explain Common Core: Denial Or Regret

Two Ways TN Legislators Running For Congress Explain Common Core: Denial Or Regret
It's been primarily conservative groups protesting Common Core. This is a photo from a Sacramento protest. Many see the standards as a federal take over of the education system. Credit: Steve Rhodes via Flickr

Common Core has become political kryptonite in GOP primary campaigns for Congress. And two Tennessee legislators running for higher office helped vote in the new educational standards, but they have very different ways of defending it.

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