RePublic Schools charter network gets $9.6M for expansion

An operator of charter schools in Tennessee and Mississippi is in line to receive $9.6 million in federal funding, with plans to spend the money on expansion.

RePublic Schools, based in Nashville, Tennessee, was one of 12 charter school networks awarded funding Monday by the U.S. Department of Education.

“Charter schools are helping to close gaping inequalities that have existed, in some cases, across generations,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told reporters on a conference call…

…Earlier this month, Mississippi authorities approved RePublic’s plan to open a second and third school in Jackson next fall.