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Tennessee awards 10 Nashville charter schools facility funds

Jason Gonzales 4:55 PM State

Ten Nashville charter schools will receive funds from the state to help improve or develop their school facilities.

The $3.3 million in awards to 27 charter schools throughout the state were announced Wednesday by Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen.

The money is part of the Tennessee Department of Education's Charter School Facilities Program, which was designed to provide capital funds for charter schools.

"All of our students deserve to learn in an environment where they feel safe, supported, and set up for success,” McQueen said. “These awards will allow for new and improved facilities where students can be challenged and provided an opportunity to grow and thrive."

The Metro Nashville Public Schools charters receiving money:

  • East End Preparatory School
  • Intrepid College Preparatory School
  • KIPP Academy Nashville
  • KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School
  • KIPP Nashville College Prep
  • Liberty Collegiate Academy
  • Nashville Academy of Computer Science
  • New Vision Academy
  • STEM Prep Academy
  • Valor Flagship Academy