Statewide commission will ensure high bar for charter schools

By  and , Guest Columnist Published: May 22, 2019 6:02 PM CT
Guest Columnist

Lillian Hartgrove

First appointed to the State Board of Education in 2014, Lillian Hartgrove was elected SBE chair in January 2018. She serves as vice president of workforce development and education for the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce and the Highlands Economic Partnership.

Guest Columnist

Sara H. Morrison

Sara H. Morrison has served since 2015 as executive director of the State Board of Education, where she works with the board on policy review and development across all areas of Tennessee K-12 education.

This year, the Tennessee General Assembly approved Gov. Bill Lee’s proposal to establish an independent statewide authorizer of public charter schools. The commission will ensure decisions to open or close public charter schools are made based on the specific needs of local students.


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