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 Apr. 19, 2021

We Can’t Protect Our Students From Racism, But We Can Prepare Them to Combat and Reject It

On January 6, when an angry mob stormed the Capitol, I was in the middle of teaching my 7th grade English language arts students about…

By Travon Jefferson

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Posted Apr. 16, 2021

The Pandemic Is Exactly Why We Need Standardized Testing

In the next few weeks, nearly all school districts in the U.S. will offer at least some in-person instruction. The worst of the pandemic school…

By Evan Stone

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Posted Apr. 13, 2021

Meet Two Teachers Learning to Center Their Students’ Identities Without Losing Sight of Their Own

Lindsay Singer and Ashley McCall are both third grade teachers at Cesar Chavez Multicultural Academic Center in Chicago. Lindsay teaches mathematics and inquiry. And Ashley…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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