Charlie Friedman

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Founder and Head of School, Nashville Classical Charter School

Nashville, Tennessee

Charlie Friedman is a 2006 graduate of Yale University where he graduated with honors in English language and literature. In 2008, he earned a master’s in education with distinction from the University of Pennsylvania.

Originally from New York City, Friedman moved to Nashville in 2011 to start Nashville Classical. The school opened in 2013 with 89 students in kindergarten. Today, Nashville Classical enrolls 295 students in grades K-3 and will eventually grow to grades K-8.

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Posted Mar. 21, 2017

You Can’t Just Trust Your Instincts, You Actually Have to Go Ask the Parents What They Think

“In God we trust. All other bring data.” —W. Edward Demming   Right now, our school, Nashville Classical Charter School,…

By Charlie Friedman

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Posted May 24, 2017

I Made Every Phone Call, Sent Every Email, Text and Tweet So My Student Could Attend the College of Her Dreams

For two years in my English class, we had talked about her dreams of becoming an intelligence analyst at the CIA. Unlike some students, this…

By Anna Baldwin

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Posted May 24, 2017

When Paying Rent Is So Stressful That You Get Evicted, Arrested and Drop Out

During my senior year of high school, college was a subject I didn’t like to talk about. I knew I didn’t want to go, but…

By Kalil Warner

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Posted May 25, 2017

A Principal Helping Kids to Be the First in Their Family to Go to College, Just Like He Was

First-generation college student Vincent Gay started his journey on a wrestling scholarship at Edinboro University, near Erie, Pennsylvania. Early on, he got into such difficulty…

By Maureen Kelleher

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