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Memphis Commercial Appeal
SCS board OKs Raleigh-Egypt plan to bypass ASDASD. (Yalonda M. James/The Commercial Appeal) Students in Raleigh will have th
SCS board OKs Raleigh-Egypt plan to bypass ASD
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 4 days ago
ASD. (Yalonda M. James/The Commercial Appeal) Students in Raleigh will have the option next year to avoid the state-run Achievement School District without leaving their neighborhood. The Shelby County Schools board on Tuesday voted 8-0 to add... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Knox County cancels TNReady for grades 3-8 after state terminates contract with test companyfor only a one-year stay, Legislators have moved to hold teachers "harmless" o
Knox County cancels TNReady for grades 3-8 after state terminates contract with test company
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
for only a one-year stay, Legislators have moved to hold teachers "harmless" on evaluation measures this year, and the Achievement School District announced it will not take over any low-performing schools for the 2017-18 school year, seemingly... Read more
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WBIR-TV Knoxville
Tennessee terminates contract with TNReady test companyfor only a one-year stay,. Legislators have moved to hold teachers "harmless"
Tennessee terminates contract with TNReady test company
WBIR-TV Knoxville / Posted 4 days ago
for only a one-year stay,. Legislators have moved to hold teachers "harmless" on evaluation measures this year, and the Achievement School District announced it will not take over any low-performing schools for the 2017-18 school year, seemingly... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Possible school closures, rezoning on SCS Board agenda Tuesdaypossible rezoning which could impact a couple schools that are slated for state
Possible school closures, rezoning on SCS Board agenda Tuesday
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 5 days ago
possible rezoning which could impact a couple schools that are slated for state takeover next school year through the Achievement School District. The board is addressing the issue due to declining enrollment. It could zone students to other... Read more
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The Daily Tar Heel
Proposed bill would send lowest performing schools to charter administration“We understand on some level we have got to be more creative, more nimble with
Proposed bill would send lowest performing schools to charter administration
The Daily Tar Heel / Posted 6 days ago
“We understand on some level we have got to be more creative, more nimble with change.” Bryan introduced the Achievement School District bill in 2015, which would give control of the five worst performing public elementary school over... Read more
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WBIR-TV Knoxville
TNReady tests once again delayedtesting measures. Legislators have moved to hold teachers "harmless" on evalua
TNReady tests once again delayed
WBIR-TV Knoxville / Posted 6 days ago
testing measures. Legislators have moved to hold teachers "harmless" on evaluation measures this year, and last week, the Achievement School District announced it will not take over any low-performing schools for the 2017-18 school year, seemingly... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Looking back at 2016’s busy legislative session in Tenn.co-ops provide broadband Internet service into areas not served by commercial p
Looking back at 2016’s busy legislative session in Tenn.
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
co-ops provide broadband Internet service into areas not served by commercial providers. Bills to abolish the state-run Achievement School District and to restrict its authority also failed. Then there were what Senate Majority Leader Mark... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Tennessee General Assembly wraps 2016 sessionco-ops provide broadband internet service into areas not served by commercial p
Tennessee General Assembly wraps 2016 session
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 7 days ago
co-ops provide broadband internet service into areas not served by commercial providers. Bills to abolish the state-run Achievement School District and to restrict its authority also failed. And then there were what Senate Majority Leader Mark... Read more
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The News & Observer
NC teacher raises are top goal in education budgetbetween sessions to consider education topics. One took a broad look at strateg
NC teacher raises are top goal in education budget
The News & Observer / Posted 7 days ago
between sessions to consider education topics. One took a broad look at strategies; the other focused on establishing an Achievement School District, where the state would have charter school companies run up to five low-performing... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Looking back at 2016’s busy legislative session in Tenn.co-ops provide broadband Internet service into areas not served by commercial p
Looking back at 2016’s busy legislative session in Tenn.
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
co-ops provide broadband Internet service into areas not served by commercial providers. Bills to abolish the state-run Achievement School District and to restrict its authority also failed. Then there were what Senate Majority Leader Mark... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
2016 session: Tax cut, school changes; no new highway moneysuperintendents to be appointed, beginning in 2019. Those elected in 2015 will
2016 session: Tax cut, school changes; no new highway money
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 8 days ago
superintendents to be appointed, beginning in 2019. Those elected in 2015 will serve their current four-year terms. ■ ACHIEVEMENT SCHOOL DISTRICT -- House Bill 989, awaiting consideration by the governor, would create a statewide school... Read more
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WBIR-TV Knoxville
TNReady tests won't be rescheduled again this yeartesting measures. Legislators have moved to hold teachers "harmless" on evalua
TNReady tests won't be rescheduled again this year
WBIR-TV Knoxville / Posted 9 days ago
testing measures. Legislators have moved to hold teachers "harmless" on evaluation measures this year, and last week, the Achievement School District announced it will not take over any low-performing schools for the 2017-18 school year, seemingly... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
SCS board voices support for Raleigh-Egypt plan to bypass ASDDorsey Hopson (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal) Shelby County Schools may twea
SCS board voices support for Raleigh-Egypt plan to bypass ASD
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 11 days ago
Dorsey Hopson (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal) Shelby County Schools may tweak its plan to help students bypass the Achievement School District in the Raleigh neighborhood, but several school board members said Tuesday they favor the overall... Read more
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The News & Observer
NC being too hasty on Achievement School Districts | News & Observer April 20, 2016 6:06 PM Achievement School Districts have
NC being too hasty on Achievement School Districts
The News & Observer / Posted 11 days ago
| News & Observer April 20, 2016 6:06 PM Achievement School Districts have a short history and little effectiveness research They spend large... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Capitol Complex bill in limboWays and Means Chairman Jeff Smith, R-Columbus, said Jackson doesn't have the r
Capitol Complex bill in limbo
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 12 days ago
Ways and Means Chairman Jeff Smith, R-Columbus, said Jackson doesn't have the revenue to maintain the infrastructure. Achievement School District The Senate passed a bill that would create a statewide school district of chronically failing... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
SCS Board considers reconfiguring grades at Raleigh-Egypt HS to possibly allow students to stay in districtMEMPHIS, Tenn. -- As the state-run Achievement School District prepares to take
SCS Board considers reconfiguring grades at Raleigh-Egypt HS to possibly allow students to stay in district
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 12 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- As the state-run Achievement School District prepares to take over Raleigh-Egypt Middle School, the Shelby County Schools Board is discussing a plan that could keep some of those students from leaving the district. The board is... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
House and Senate agree on statewide takeover school districtthe state Board of Education to hire a superintendent, who would act under the
House and Senate agree on statewide takeover school district
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 12 days ago
the state Board of Education to hire a superintendent, who would act under the oversight of that statewide board. The achievement school district would take over schools rated "F'' for two straight years or any district rated "F'' for two of... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
House and Senate agree on statewide takeover school districtthe state Board of Education to hire a superintendent, who would act under the
House and Senate agree on statewide takeover school district
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 12 days ago
the state Board of Education to hire a superintendent, who would act under the oversight of that statewide board. The achievement school district would take over schools rated "F'' for two straight years or any district rated "F'' for two of... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Lawmakers push for solution to failing North Carolina schoolsnext year because North Carolina lawmakers are talking about the state taking t
Lawmakers push for solution to failing North Carolina schools
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 12 days ago
next year because North Carolina lawmakers are talking about the state taking them over. The controversial idea called achievement school districts is something some area superintendents said they will fight because it will not work. Stephanie... Read more
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The News & Observer
Superintendents list 2016 priorities for General Assemblyfunding of our public schools to the 2008 pre-recession levels before further e
Superintendents list 2016 priorities for General Assembly
The News & Observer / Posted 13 days ago
funding of our public schools to the 2008 pre-recession levels before further expanding the voucher system, creating the achievement school district or creating or funding the expansion of any program that sends taxpayer dollars to private,... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
SCS plan would bypass ASD in one neighborhoodShelby County Schools may have found a creative way to help students bypass the
SCS plan would bypass ASD in one neighborhood
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 13 days ago
Shelby County Schools may have found a creative way to help students bypass the state-run Achievement School District. The school board on Tuesday will consider a proposal to convert Egypt Elementary into school serving kindergarten through sixth... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
ASD takeovers on hold due to TNReadyMEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Achievement School District will not hold TNReady scores a
ASD takeovers on hold due to TNReady
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 16 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Achievement School District will not hold TNReady scores against priority schools for the 2015-16 school year. There have been issues with TNReady which is the state’s new achievement testing system for grades 3-11. The ASD... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
ASD to hold off new takeovers 1 yearat Whitney Achievement, one of the schools in the ASD, Thursday afternoon. (Yal
ASD to hold off new takeovers 1 year
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 16 days ago
at Whitney Achievement, one of the schools in the ASD, Thursday afternoon. (Yalonda M. James/The Commercial Appeal) The Achievement School District will not take over any schools for the 2017-18 school year, the state-run district announced... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Should SCS approve new charter schools? District leaders discuss optionsthis month to open the following year. SCS administrators have said loss of enr
Should SCS approve new charter schools? District leaders discuss options
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 17 days ago
this month to open the following year. SCS administrators have said loss of enrollment due to charters and the state-run Achievement School District is driving this year's $86 million budget gap. "If our enrollment is going down based on ASD and... Read more
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The News & Observer
State takeover of low-performing schools up for short session debateRepublican, said he has reservations. The bill would have charter school opera
State takeover of low-performing schools up for short session debate
The News & Observer / Posted 18 days ago
Republican, said he has reservations. The bill would have charter school operators take over selected schools, forming an Achievement School District run by a superintendent hired by the State Board of Education. The charter operators would have... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Hopson says SCS looking for ‘happy medium’ solution to budget gap$86 million, due in part to a projected 4 percent decline in enrollment from SC
Hopson says SCS looking for ‘happy medium’ solution to budget gap
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 20 days ago
$86 million, due in part to a projected 4 percent decline in enrollment from SCS students moving to charter schools and the Achievement School District. Hopson says he's outlined about $50 million in potential cuts. The remainder awaits action by... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Board member who called for moratorium on ASD vs. employee at ASD School in School Board racean interesting race heating up for the district three seat on the Shelby County
Board member who called for moratorium on ASD vs. employee at ASD School in School Board race
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 20 days ago
an interesting race heating up for the district three seat on the Shelby County School Board. It could bring the state-run Achievement School District, tasked with turning around schools, into the discussion. The race pits a School Board Member... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Love faces challenge from Fields in SCS board raceLove, who was elected to the board in 2014 and has established herself as an ou
Love faces challenge from Fields in SCS board race
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 20 days ago
Love, who was elected to the board in 2014 and has established herself as an outspoken critic of the state-run Achievement School District, faces a challenger who works in an ASD school. Sharon V. Fields is an office manager and family... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Shelby County Schools presents deferred maintenance list to county commissionin September," Hopson said. Whatever expectations the commission has for SCS's
Shelby County Schools presents deferred maintenance list to county commission
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 25 days ago
in September," Hopson said. Whatever expectations the commission has for SCS's footprint also applies to schools in the Achievement School District operated by the state within Memphis, said Commissioner David Reaves, committee chairman. "The... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Hopson says $50M in cuts may take Shelby schools ‘backwards’schools, however, four are still performing in the bottom 5 percent in the stat
Hopson says $50M in cuts may take Shelby schools ‘backwards’
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 25 days ago
schools, however, four are still performing in the bottom 5 percent in the state. The goal of the iZone and the state's Achievement School District is to move schools from the bottom 5 percent to the top 25 percent within five years. The schools... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Kitchen Community on pace for 100 Memphis school gardensspaces and opportunities. Kitchen Community has partnered mostly with Shelby C
Kitchen Community on pace for 100 Memphis school gardens
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 26 days ago
spaces and opportunities. Kitchen Community has partnered mostly with Shelby County Schools, but has gardens in state-run Achievement School District and Catholic Jubilee schools. Teachers from the schools that wish to participate fill out... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
County commission, suburban schools await Shelby County Schools facilities reportfurther complicated by the requirement that the county cover maintenance at for
County commission, suburban schools await Shelby County Schools facilities report
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 29 days ago
further complicated by the requirement that the county cover maintenance at former SCS buildings taken over by the state's Achievement School District. "What I'm looking for is a new educational footprint that delineates across the county what is... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Shelby County Schools make up majority of state schools in the bottom 10 percent of academic performancethe bottom five percent of Tennessee schools, Whitehaven Elementary was formerl
Shelby County Schools make up majority of state schools in the bottom 10 percent of academic performance
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted a month ago
the bottom five percent of Tennessee schools, Whitehaven Elementary was formerly a candidate for takeover by the state-run Achievement School District, but has since improved. Commenting Policy: We welcome reader discussion but strive to keep... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Shelby County Schools make up majority of state schools in the bottom 10 percent of academic performancethe bottom five percent of Tennessee schools, Whitehaven Elementary was formerl
Shelby County Schools make up majority of state schools in the bottom 10 percent of academic performance
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted a month ago
the bottom five percent of Tennessee schools, Whitehaven Elementary was formerly a candidate for takeover by the state-run Achievement School District, but has since improved. Of the 168 schools that make up the bottom 10 percent in academic... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
DeSoto County schools' discipline policy discriminatoryyear, state officials are threatening to “take over” underperforming school dis
DeSoto County schools' discipline policy discriminatory
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted a month ago
year, state officials are threatening to “take over” underperforming school districts by dissolving them into an “Achievement School District” that will be run by a new state agency. The districts at risk of takeover are nearly all Black,... Read more

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