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    Freedom Prep Among SCORE Prize Finalists

     
    The State Collaborative on Reforming Education – or SCORE – has included a Memphis charter school, Freedom Preparatory Academy, among the finalists for its third annual SCORE Prize.
     
    The Nashville-based education reform collaborative, founded and chaired by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, gives an annual award to the elementary, middle and high school in the state that shows the most dramatic improvement in student achievement, as well as one school district in the state.
     
    The collaborative awards the winning schools with $10,000 each, and the school district gets $25,000.
     
    Freedom Prep is the only Memphis school among the finalists. The winners were to be named Monday, Oct. 28.
     
    The school opened in the fall of 2009. It is the school Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam picked to sign into law the bill that did away with limits on the number of charter schools in the state.
     
    The sixth- through ninth-grade school is in the old Lakeview Elementary School in the Westwood area.