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. Nashville Classical 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 Dec. 1, 2021

When Charters Grow From Communities, They Can and Do Increase Equity

BES (Build, Excel, Sustain) started its Fellowship program 20 years ago to support school leaders with the preparation and professional development they needed to design,…

By Aasimah Navlakhi

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

The Gifted and Talented Debates Aren’t About Rigor, They’re About Access

An interesting, complicated, and rather polarizing trend is going around in American education, and it has to do with special admission schools and the designation…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Nov. 30, 2021

Principals Must Be Hope Dealers In Schools and Communities

During a recent conversation, Murleen Coakley, principal of Greenfield Union in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, reminded me how much being a great principal…

By Robert Simmons

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