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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Nashville business group has put a priority on advocating for charter schools.

The Greater Nashville Chamber of Commerce said in its 2012 Education Report Card Monday that the Metro Nashville Board of Education should put in place a "comprehensive strategy for integrating charter schools into the district."

The chamber also had a recommendation to the Tennessee General Assembly, urging lawmakers to change state law to force the closure of any charter schools that drop into the bottom 5 percent in academic performance.

Chamber Vice President Stephanie Coleman said the group saw the issue of charter schools to be timely and urgent for business to address formally.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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