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This is the third time Great Hearts Academies has been shot down by the board.
With a board made up of mostly newly elected members, many thought the third vote would be the charm, but that was not the case.
Board members had lingering concerns about fees of more than a thousand dollars charged by some Great Hearts Academy locations in Arizona and around the country.
Questions were raised about transportation, an issue that might exclude low income students.
In the end the board voted 5 to 4 against the charter application.
The State Board of Education ordered Metro to approve the charter, so tonight's decision leaves the board in violation of state law.
Officials with both Great Hearts and the Metro School Board say they're not sure what will happen next in terms of possible legal action.
Wednesday, September 12 2012, 05:38 PM CDT
Haslam's chief deputy Claude Ramsey to retire
June 19, 2013 16:41 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says chief deputy Claude Ramsey is retiring at the end of August to spend more time with his family in Chattanooga.
The Republican governor said in a news release on Wednesday that the 70-year-old Ramsey has been integral to his administration on key initiatives that include civil service reform, economic development efforts, workforce development training and improved operation of state government.
Ramsey was elected to the General Assembly in 1972 where he served four years in the House. He was Hamilton County's mayor for 16 years.
His last day on the job is August 31.
Porsche tops in annual survey of vehicle quality
DETROIT (AP) -- Porsche is the top performer in an annual survey of new vehicle quality.
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