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The News & Observer
State takeover of 5 schools advances in NC legislatureto accept charter-school operations they don’t want. The bill would put five s
State takeover of 5 schools advances in NC legislature
The News & Observer / Posted 6 hours ago
to accept charter-school operations they don’t want. The bill would put five struggling elementary schools into an Achievement School District that a superintendent hired by the State Board of Education would oversee. Charter operators... Read more
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WWAY 3 Wilmington
NC Senate convenes for catch-all Friday sessionto push dozens of bills to the floor, including those regarding immigration, ci
NC Senate convenes for catch-all Friday session
WWAY 3 Wilmington / Posted 11 hours ago
to push dozens of bills to the floor, including those regarding immigration, city council redistricting and a proposed Achievement School District and a constitutional amendment to lower the state’s income tax cap. The House is not meeting,... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
3 constitutional add-ons clear Senate committeeto push dozens of bills to the floor, including those regarding immigration, ci
3 constitutional add-ons clear Senate committee
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 12 hours ago
to push dozens of bills to the floor, including those regarding immigration, city council redistricting and a proposed Achievement School District and a constitutional amendment to lower the state's income tax cap. The House is not meeting,... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Senate convenes for catch-all Friday sessionto push dozens of bills to the floor, including those regarding immigration, ci
Senate convenes for catch-all Friday session
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 13 hours ago
to push dozens of bills to the floor, including those regarding immigration, city council redistricting and a proposed Achievement School District and a constitutional amendment to lower the state's income tax cap. The House is not meeting,... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Senate convenes for catch-all Friday sessionto push dozens of bills to the floor, including those regarding immigration, ci
Senate convenes for catch-all Friday session
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 13 hours ago
to push dozens of bills to the floor, including those regarding immigration, city council redistricting and a proposed Achievement School District and a constitutional amendment to lower the state's income tax cap. The House is not meeting,... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Senate convenes for catch-all Friday sessionto push dozens of bills to the floor, including those regarding immigration, ci
Senate convenes for catch-all Friday session
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 13 hours ago
to push dozens of bills to the floor, including those regarding immigration, city council redistricting and a proposed Achievement School District and a constitutional amendment to lower the state's income tax cap. The House is not meeting,... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
SCS works to fill teacher vacancies for next school yearPruett said. Last month, SCS told WREG it had to cut about 500 teacher positio
SCS works to fill teacher vacancies for next school year
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 7 days ago
Pruett said. Last month, SCS told WREG it had to cut about 500 teacher positions due to things like school closures, Achievement School District or iZone transitions, or low enrollment. At the time of the announcement, district leaders said... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Experts warn of murky results from charter-driven schoolswhere they are doomed to fail. The proposal would begin with a five-school, fi
Experts warn of murky results from charter-driven schools
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 7 days ago
where they are doomed to fail. The proposal would begin with a five-school, five-year pilot program, and a newly appointed Achievement School District superintendent would choose charter companies with successful histories to run the schools. That... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Experts warn of murky results from charter-driven schoolswhere they are doomed to fail. The proposal would begin with a five-school, fi
Experts warn of murky results from charter-driven schools
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 7 days ago
where they are doomed to fail. The proposal would begin with a five-school, five-year pilot program, and a newly appointed Achievement School District superintendent would choose charter companies with successful histories to run the schools. That... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Experts warn of murky results from charter-driven schoolsbringing in charter operators to run their worst schools. North Carolina's pro
Experts warn of murky results from charter-driven schools
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 7 days ago
bringing in charter operators to run their worst schools. North Carolina's proposal closely resembles a Tennessee Achievement School District that has shown little improvement since it began in 2012. Experts say the strategy has shown... Read more
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Salon.com
Experts warn of murky results from charter-driven schoolsbringing in charter operators to run their worst schools. North Carolina’s pro
Experts warn of murky results from charter-driven schools
Salon.com / Posted 7 days ago
bringing in charter operators to run their worst schools. North Carolina’s proposal closely resembles a Tennessee Achievement School District that has shown little improvement since it began in 2012. Experts say the strategy has shown... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Experts warn of murky results from charter-driven schoolsbringing in charter operators to run their worst schools. North Carolina's pro
Experts warn of murky results from charter-driven schools
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 7 days ago
bringing in charter operators to run their worst schools. North Carolina's proposal closely resembles a Tennessee Achievement School District that has shown little improvement since it began in 2012. Experts say the strategy has shown... Read more
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ABC News
Experts Warn of Murky Results From Charter-Driven Schoolswhere they are doomed to fail. The proposal would begin with a five-school, fi
Experts Warn of Murky Results From Charter-Driven Schools
ABC News / Posted 7 days ago
where they are doomed to fail. The proposal would begin with a five-school, five-year pilot program, and a newly appointed Achievement School District superintendent would choose charter companies with successful histories to run the schools. That... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Some NC elementary schools could be turned over to charterswhere they are doomed to fail. The proposal would begin with a five-school, fi
Some NC elementary schools could be turned over to charters
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 7 days ago
where they are doomed to fail. The proposal would begin with a five-school, five-year pilot program, and a newly appointed Achievement School District superintendent would choose charter companies with successful histories to run the schools. That... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Experts warn of murky results from charter-driven schoolsbringing in charter operators to run their worst schools. North Carolina's pro
Experts warn of murky results from charter-driven schools
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 7 days ago
bringing in charter operators to run their worst schools. North Carolina's proposal closely resembles a Tennessee Achievement School District that has shown little improvement since it began in 2012. Experts say the strategy has shown... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Read and react on school funding, Tiger recruiting, Confederate flag and morefor more than $27 million, an amount that could grow to $44.5 million with matc
Read and react on school funding, Tiger recruiting, Confederate flag and more
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 8 days ago
for more than $27 million, an amount that could grow to $44.5 million with matching funds for charter schools, the state's Achievement School District and the six municipal school districts. (Stan Carroll/The Commercial Appeal) Commenting Policy:... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Shelby County Commission committee has lots left to do on budgethave asked for a $35 million budget increase to cover the district's needs and
Shelby County Commission committee has lots left to do on budget
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 10 days ago
have asked for a $35 million budget increase to cover the district's needs and those of the charter schools and the Achievement School District. However, because an additional 22 percent must go to the suburban school districts, the county's... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
House Bill could bring achievement school districts to North Carolina Posted Jun. 12, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Jun. 12, 2016 at 12:01 AM Imagine s
House Bill could bring achievement school districts to North Carolina
Kinston Free Press / Posted 13 days ago
Posted Jun. 12, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Jun. 12, 2016 at 12:01 AM Imagine sending a child to a school in Lenoir County, on a bus that claims to belong to Lenoir County Public... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Emails show CMS superintendent negotiating without telling her bossesstate leaders about a bill the school board has spoken out against. The bill i
Emails show CMS superintendent negotiating without telling her bosses
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 14 days ago
state leaders about a bill the school board has spoken out against. The bill is House Bill 1080. It would be called the Achievement School District bill. If approved, it could allow CMS to lose control of low-performing schools and the state... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Chris Fitzsimon: GOP dismantling NC public educationacademies. The House recently passed legislation that would allow low-performi
Chris Fitzsimon: GOP dismantling NC public education
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 14 days ago
academies. The House recently passed legislation that would allow low-performing schools to be put in something called an achievement school district that could be turned over to an out-of-state for profit charter school company to manage. The... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Tom Campbell: Education alternatives deserve a chancewill just continue. Surely there are educators and leaders who can find answers
Tom Campbell: Education alternatives deserve a chance
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 14 days ago
will just continue. Surely there are educators and leaders who can find answers to these problems. Until that time the Achievement School District idea might be worth a try. Tom Campbell is former assistant North Carolina State Treasurer and... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Carver High, wheel tax resolution votes scheduled for Thursdayadvocated its use for school operations. If the county gives money for SCS, it
Carver High, wheel tax resolution votes scheduled for Thursday
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 16 days ago
advocated its use for school operations. If the county gives money for SCS, it must also allocate money to the state-run Achievement School District, charter schools and the six municipal districts, so SCS would not receive the full $32... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Leaders lobby for school funding outside County Commissioncommissioners would have to provide about $35 million, because some of that mon
Leaders lobby for school funding outside County Commission
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 18 days ago
commissioners would have to provide about $35 million, because some of that money would go to charters and the state-run Achievement School District. Last week, the mayor's administration presented a plan to commissioners to increase funding for... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Local, state leaders lobby for county to fully fund schoolsbeen whittled down to $27 million. If the county were to cover it fully, it wou
Local, state leaders lobby for county to fully fund schools
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 18 days ago
been whittled down to $27 million. If the county were to cover it fully, it would also have to give money to the state-run Achievement School District, charter schools and the municipal school districts. That would put the county's total closer to... Read more
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The Jacksonville Daily News
How local legislators vote in RaleighYES: Jimmy Dixon (R), Pat McElraft (R), Chris Millis (R), Phil Shepard (R). Exc
How local legislators vote in Raleigh
The Jacksonville Daily News / Posted 18 days ago
YES: Jimmy Dixon (R), Pat McElraft (R), Chris Millis (R), Phil Shepard (R). Excused Absence: George Cleveland (R).HB 1080 — Achievement School District: Establishes the Achievement School District in the state so that the State Board of Education... Read more
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The Star
Watchdog: How your lawmakers voted this weekSent to the Senate for consideration.YESDana Bumgardner, Kelly Hastings, Tim Mo
Watchdog: How your lawmakers voted this week
The Star / Posted 21 days ago
Sent to the Senate for consideration.YESDana Bumgardner, Kelly Hastings, Tim Moore, Jason Saine, John TorbettHB 1080 — Achievement School District: Establishes the Achievement School District in the state so that the State Board of Education... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Votes in the NC General Assembly this weekMcGrady and Democrat Brian Turner

Excused absence: Repub

Votes in the NC General Assembly this week
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 21 days ago
McGrady and Democrat Brian Turner

Excused absence: Republican Chris Whitmire

HB 1080 — Achievement School District: Establishes the Achievement School District in the state so that the State Board of... Read more

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The News & Observer
Proposed state takeover of 5 low-performing schools passes NC Housethe bill, up to five schools selected by a superintendent the State Board of Ed
Proposed state takeover of 5 low-performing schools passes NC House
The News & Observer / Posted 22 days ago
the bill, up to five schools selected by a superintendent the State Board of Education hires would become part of an Achievement School District. Charter school operators would run the schools under five-year contracts with optional... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
ASD commitment means AmeriCorps program coming to Memphisprogram that provides academic support and wraparound services in schools is co
ASD commitment means AmeriCorps program coming to Memphis
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 22 days ago
program that provides academic support and wraparound services in schools is coming to Memphis next school year after the Achievement School District agreed to a partnership starting this fall. Shelby County Schools already agreed to take on... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
County Commission to possibly increase SCS funding, but will it be enough?county to cough up at least $35 million to get that amount because some of the
County Commission to possibly increase SCS funding, but will it be enough?
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 23 days ago
county to cough up at least $35 million to get that amount because some of the money would go to charters and the state-run Achievement School District. On Wednesday, parents and community leaders gathered outside the county building, demanding the... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Superintendent estimates SCS still $10M short with county budget proposalsrequirements. In the $19 million for SCS, 12 percent is designated for charters
Superintendent estimates SCS still $10M short with county budget proposals
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 23 days ago
requirements. In the $19 million for SCS, 12 percent is designated for charters and 10 percent is designated for the Achievement School District. SCS Superintendent Dorsey Hopson said these proposals would still leave SCS about $10 million... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Approval of Shelby County’s operating budget delayed by commission budget committeefor more than $27 million, an amount that could grow to $44.5 million with matc
Approval of Shelby County’s operating budget delayed by commission budget committee
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 23 days ago
for more than $27 million, an amount that could grow to $44.5 million with matching funds for charter schools, the state's Achievement School District and the six municipal school districts. Commissioner David Reaves of Bartlett supported the... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
School closure vote delayedwas no decision for Raleigh-Egypt Middle, a school the district closed and now
School closure vote delayed
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 24 days ago
was no decision for Raleigh-Egypt Middle, a school the district closed and now is considering opening again after the Achievement School District offered to help pay for the successful IZone program there. “If there's an opportunity to... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
500 SCS teachers to be displaced due to enrollment losseshas been able to hire back 97 percent of displaced teachers. The position loss
500 SCS teachers to be displaced due to enrollment losses
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 28 days ago
has been able to hire back 97 percent of displaced teachers. The position losses, she said, are due to takeovers by the Achievement School District, school closures and losses of enrollment within schools. She said the district is still working... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
SCORE Selects 49 Teachers For 2016-17 Tennessee Educator Fellowshipteaching for 11 years. Carl Schneider teaches grades 3-5 gifted enrichment at
SCORE Selects 49 Teachers For 2016-17 Tennessee Educator Fellowship
The Chattanoogan / Posted 30 days ago
teaching for 11 years. Carl Schneider teaches grades 3-5 gifted enrichment at Whitney Achievement Elementary School in the Achievement School District. Schneider has been teaching for three years. Charlene Schwenk teaches fourth-grade math at... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Shelby County Schools makes cases to County Commission for funding increaseHopson told the County Commission's budget and finance committee Wednesday. Bu
Shelby County Schools makes cases to County Commission for funding increase
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 30 days ago
Hopson told the County Commission's budget and finance committee Wednesday. But the inclusion of funding for the state's Achievement School District (ASD) and matching funds for municipal schools amount to a $44.5 million education budget... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Two schools now in limbo after SCS Board meetingvoted to shut down and merge with the high school, could stay open after all.
Two schools now in limbo after SCS Board meeting
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted a month ago
voted to shut down and merge with the high school, could stay open after all. Superintendent Dorsey Hopson said the Achievement School District offered to help come up with the money. "Really you have a chance for a fresh start at a middle... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Shelby schools, ASD consider uniting to run Raleigh-Egypt MiddleShelby County Schools and the state-run Achievement School District are in talk
Shelby schools, ASD consider uniting to run Raleigh-Egypt Middle
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted a month ago
Shelby County Schools and the state-run Achievement School District are in talks to partner in the operation of Raleigh-Egypt Middle School, SCS Superintendent Dorsey Hopson said Tuesday. The plan would have SCS putting the school into its... Read more
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ajc.com
Will state takeover improve Georgia schools?about the success of state takeovers? The Recovery School District in New Orlea
Will state takeover improve Georgia schools?
ajc.com / Posted a month ago
about the success of state takeovers? The Recovery School District in New Orleans has had greater success than Tennessee’s Achievement School District, which is the model that Georgia will most closely resemble. New Orleans converted its old... Read more
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ajc.com
Will stake takeover improve Georgia schools?about the success of state takeovers? The Recovery School District in New Orlea
Will stake takeover improve Georgia schools?
ajc.com / Posted a month ago
about the success of state takeovers? The Recovery School District in New Orleans has had greater success than Tennessee’s Achievement School District, which is the model that Georgia will most closely resemble. New Orleans converted its old... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Whitehaven school turnaround model first to focus beyond the bottom 5 percentjust above the 5 percent threshold for entering the SCS Innovation Zone turnaro
Whitehaven school turnaround model first to focus beyond the bottom 5 percent
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 1 months ago
just above the 5 percent threshold for entering the SCS Innovation Zone turnaround program or state takeover into the Achievement School District. But Hopson and Hunter have watched charters and the ASD pick off schools and students in... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Memphis-area organizations get literacy funding even though state does not award Shelby County “Read to be Ready” grantCounty had a third grade reading proficiency of 39.5 percent. That data includ
Memphis-area organizations get literacy funding even though state does not award Shelby County “Read to be Ready” grant
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 1 months ago
County had a third grade reading proficiency of 39.5 percent. That data included Shelby County Schools, the state-run Achievement School District, and some municipal districts. WREG spoke with some of the Memphis-area organizations receiving... Read more

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