Principal Phil Schwenk Talks Decision to Attend University of Pennsylvania for Undergrad Study

Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Principal Phil Schwenk in studio to talk about his decision to attend the University of Pennsylvania.

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Teachers with Rutherford County Schools Publicly Battle American Classical Academy Charter School

A number of school teachers in Rutherford County took advantage of a public comment form in order to speak out against what would be a competing charter school in the county. 

In the open public comments, 255 of 311 comments were in favor of Rutherford County Schools, meaning that about four in five of the commenters said they did not want the American Classical Academy, a Hillsdale College affiliated school, to open in the county. 

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American Classical Academy Principal Phil Schwenk Hires Teachers ‘Who Care Deeply About Kids’

Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Principal Phil Schwenk in studio to discuss issues he encountered as a principal in the public school system and how charter schools differ.

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American Classical Academy Principal Phil Schwenk Describes His Background in Education

Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Principal Phil Schwenk of American Classical Academy Montgomery, in studio to discuss his background in teaching and the move to public charter and classical educaton.

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American Classical Academy Principal Phil Schwenk: ‘There’s No Way You Can Study American History Without Recognizing Race or the Part of Civil Rights’

Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Principal Phil Schwenk of American Classical Academy in studio to explain the curriculum of a classical education.

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Rutherford County Parents Ask Tennessee Public Charter School Commission to Approve American Classical Academy Charter School Application

The Tennessee Public Charter School Commission held a hearing in Murfreesboro Wednesday morning on the appeal by American Classical Academy Rutherford of the denial by the Rutherford County School Board earlier this year of their application to open a charter school in the county.

Twelve Rutherford County parents told TPCSC Chair Tom Griscom and TPCSC staff members in attendance they wanted the TPCSC to approve American Classical Academy Rutherford’s appeal, and grant the school a charter to begin operation in the fall of 2023, initially for grades K through 5.

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