- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee education officials have rejected an appeal to open a charter school in Springfield, but also noted the need for such a school in Robertson County.

The State Board of Education on Friday turned away Exalt Academy of Springfield’s bid.

State Board of Education member Wendy Tucker told The Tennessean on Friday (https://tnne.ws/1zmTMNS ) she saw a clear need expressed by the community for a quality choice for schools.

In April, a Springfield steering committee teamed with Arkansas-based charter school group Exalt Education to submit an application for the school, designed to prepare low-income students in Springfield for competitive colleges and advanced careers.

The application requested an opening date for Exalt Academy in 2015.

The application by Exalt Academy was denied twice by the Robertson County Board of Education.

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Information from: The Tennessean, https://www.tennessean.com

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