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The Chattanoogan
Legislative Survey Is BiasedRecently I received a survey from Gerald McCormick. I started to complete the s
Legislative Survey Is Biased
The Chattanoogan / Posted 3 days ago
Recently I received a survey from Gerald McCormick. I started to complete the survey but discovered that numbers 2 and 3 were so biased that any results are invalid. The voucher question (#2) is extremely biased with a very leading question, 3 "Yes"... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Private, public schools in Memphis area grapple with vouchers’ effectAs public school officials grapple with how many students they could lose if th
Private, public schools in Memphis area grapple with vouchers’ effect
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 3 days ago
As public school officials grapple with how many students they could lose if the Tennessee legislature approves a private school voucher bill this session, many private schools in Shelby County are still determining whether it is in their best... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Charter schools in Tennessee grow by 25 percent this school yearTennessee added more charter schools this school year than almost any other sta
Charter schools in Tennessee grow by 25 percent this school year
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 5 days ago
Tennessee added more charter schools this school year than almost any other state in the nation, according to a report released this week. The state opened 20 new charter schools serving 11,000 new students, growing its sector by 25 percent and its... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
SCS leaders doubt Haslam’s plan a big boon for their budgetIn the wake of Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to add $248 million to K-12 educatio
SCS leaders doubt Haslam’s plan a big boon for their budget
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 6 days ago
In the wake of Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to add $248 million to K-12 education funding next year, local leaders say they are grateful for the boost but doubtful it will fill Shelby County Schools' funding holes. District leaders have put next... Read more
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Op-Ed News
GOP-led states increasingly taking control from local school boards - The Washington PostKasich took over Youngstown schools in quiet coup. Georgia Gov. Deal wants to c
GOP-led states increasingly taking control from local school boards - The Washington Post
Op-Ed News / Posted 7 days ago
Kasich took over Youngstown schools in quiet coup. Georgia Gov. Deal wants to create a takeover district like the (failing)"Achievement School District" in Tenn. Michigan Gov. Snyder has taken over several cities and school districts. The GOP in... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Allen, Armstrong make case to voters in District 30 raceFormer state Rep. Fred Allen is touting his legislative record and experience i
Allen, Armstrong make case to voters in District 30 race
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
Former state Rep. Fred Allen is touting his legislative record and experience in both state and federal government in his bid to oust Rep. Charles Armstrong in the March 1 Democratic primary. Armstrong is highlighting his service on the House... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Achievement School District chief speaks in FrayserAt the start of her speech to the Frayser Exchange Club on Thursday, Achievemen
Achievement School District chief speaks in Frayser
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 12 days ago
At the start of her speech to the Frayser Exchange Club on Thursday, Achievement School District Superintendent Malika Anderson reminded the crowd of about 70 where their neighborhood's schools were four years ago. Out of 13 schools, 11 were on the... Read more
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Tucson Weekly
Study: Tennessee's Charter-Heavy "Achievement School District" Schools Do Worse Than District-Run Turnaround Schoolsin honor of School Choice Week: A Tennessee experiment in improving low-perform
Study: Tennessee's Charter-Heavy "Achievement School District" Schools Do Worse Than District-Run Turnaround Schools
Tucson Weekly / Posted 12 days ago
in honor of School Choice Week: A Tennessee experiment in improving low-performing schools using a state run, charter-heavy "Achievement School District" (ASD) and a district-run school turnaround model (iZone). Recent research indicates the ASD... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
Lee Harris Out, Steve Basar In?Though University of Memphis law professor and state Senate minority leader Lee
Lee Harris Out, Steve Basar In?
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 12 days ago
Though University of Memphis law professor and state Senate minority leader Lee Harris seems to have opted out of a contemplated Democratic primary challenge this year to incumbent congressman Steve Cohen for the 9th District congressional seat, a... Read more
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The News & Observer
Quasi-charters no way to help low-performing NC schools | News & Observer January 27, 2016 5:13 PM In a fit of legislative hocus-p
Quasi-charters no way to help low-performing NC schools
The News & Observer / Posted 13 days ago
| News & Observer January 27, 2016 5:13 PM In a fit of legislative hocus-pocus, the Perdue regime passed Senate Bill 704 in the... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Shelby school board approves charter compact, legislative agendaShelby County Schools and the charter schools under its purview now have a form
Shelby school board approves charter compact, legislative agenda
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 13 days ago
Shelby County Schools and the charter schools under its purview now have a formal agreement to work together in education after the SCS board voted Tuesday night to approve a charter compact. The school board also approved a legislative agenda that... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
ASD head to speak at weekly community meeting in FrayserAchievement School District Superintendent Malika Anderson will speak to the Fr
ASD head to speak at weekly community meeting in Frayser
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 14 days ago
Achievement School District Superintendent Malika Anderson will speak to the Frayser Exchange Club on Thursday. This week's meeting will be held at Whitney Achievement Elementary, 1219 Whitney Ave., at 11:30 a.m. The meeting is open to the public... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Education and juvenile justice part of Shelby County Commission’s requests for Tennessee LegislatureThe Shelby County Commission will send to the Tennessee General Assembly a legi
Education and juvenile justice part of Shelby County Commission’s requests for Tennessee Legislature
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 20 days ago
The Shelby County Commission will send to the Tennessee General Assembly a legislative package that supports placing a three-year moratorium on school takeovers by the state and keeping some juvenile offenders under the care of the juvenile court... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Bill filed to abolish state’s Achievement School DistrictNASHVILLE — A pair of state lawmakers — a Memphis Democrat and a Knoxville area
Bill filed to abolish state’s Achievement School District
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 20 days ago
NASHVILLE — A pair of state lawmakers — a Memphis Democrat and a Knoxville area Republican — filed a bill Tuesday to abolish the state's Achievement School District at the end of the current school year. The ASD was created by the legislature in... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Niceley Senate sponsor of bill that would abolish Achievement School DistrictNASHVILLE — A pair of state lawmakers — a Memphis Democrat and a Knoxville area
Niceley Senate sponsor of bill that would abolish Achievement School District
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 20 days ago
NASHVILLE — A pair of state lawmakers — a Memphis Democrat and a Knoxville area Republican — filed a bill Tuesday to abolish the state's Achievement School District at the end of the current school year. The ASD was created by the Legislature in... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Shelby County Commission to hold special meeting to speed agenda to NashvilleThe legislature this year moved up its filing deadline by about three weeks, sa
Shelby County Commission to hold special meeting to speed agenda to Nashville
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 21 days ago
The legislature this year moved up its filing deadline by about three weeks, said Commissioner Heidi Shafer, chairwoman of the legislative affairs agenda. The filing deadline, which was set last week, is Thursday. The filing deadline in 2015 was... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
SCS to review final charter compact draft TuesdayThe Shelby County Schools Board of Education on Tuesday will discuss the final
SCS to review final charter compact draft Tuesday
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 23 days ago
The Shelby County Schools Board of Education on Tuesday will discuss the final draft of a document that outlines the relationship SCS aims to have with charter schools. The charter compact committee finished its work on the document last week. A... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
D.C. Public Schools leaders tour SCS iZoneCherokee Elementary teacher Tarsha Hudson bounces around her third-grade math c
D.C. Public Schools leaders tour SCS iZone
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 26 days ago
Cherokee Elementary teacher Tarsha Hudson bounces around her third-grade math class, immune to the sleepy post-lunch haze around 2:30 p.m. "What do we know about rectangles?" she yells with enthusiasm to her third-graders as she weaves around their... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Tempur-Pedic donates mattresses to local elementary studentsA few students at Whitney Achievement Elementary School in Frayser will fall as
Tempur-Pedic donates mattresses to local elementary students
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 1 months ago
A few students at Whitney Achievement Elementary School in Frayser will fall asleep on brand new mattresses tonight thanks to a donation from Tempur-Pedic. The company donated 86 mattresses to students in need Friday afternoon. Students and... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
State to pressure SCS to release student data to ASDThe state Department of Education will pressure Shelby County Schools to releas
State to pressure SCS to release student data to ASD
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 1 months ago
The state Department of Education will pressure Shelby County Schools to release contact information for students in the lowest-performing schools to the state-run Achievement School District, new ASD Superintendent Malika Anderson said Thursday. In... Read more

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