Charlie Friedman

Guest Blogger

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 Nov. 13, 2017

The Worst Thing About Being a Homeless Student Was the Hunger

Have you ever been so hungry that it caused you physical pain? I’m not talking the kind of hunger that sneaks up when you’ve realized…

By Lizzy Shoben

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Posted Nov. 10, 2017

Could This Teacher and Leadership Program Be Part of the ‘Secret Sauce’ for Chicago Schools?

In most urban school districts, “turnaround” is a dirty word. Turnaround schools are first identified as failing and left to languish for some time in…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Nov. 13, 2017

I Didn’t Want My Students to Have to Choose Between Hunger and Making Friends

I have a weakness. I’m not good at saying no. Last summer, I was invited to attend a focus group on school breakfast at the…

By Angela Homan

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