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Memphis Commercial Appeal
SCS frets over possible pre-K cutsAs Sherry Barbee leads her 20 pint-sized pre-kindergarten students in a conga l
SCS frets over possible pre-K cuts
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted yesterday
As Sherry Barbee leads her 20 pint-sized pre-kindergarten students in a conga line-style dance around their classroom one Tuesday afternoon, she’s doing more than providing them a chance to work out the wiggles. She’s watching how they interact with... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Kids miss weeks of school, parent cites ASD charter schoolregistration problemMEMPHIS, Tenn. — At the end of August, three Achievement School District studen
Kids miss weeks of school, parent cites ASD charter schoolregistration problem
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted yesterday
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — At the end of August, three Achievement School District students have yet to see a minute of class time. However, the issue was resolved Friday. WREG heard rumblings across the community that Aspire Coleman Elementary School had... Read more
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FOX 13 Memphis
FOX13 Investigates: Child denied admittance at ASD schoolFOX13 spoke with a mother whose two youngest daughters were accepted to Aspire
FOX13 Investigates: Child denied admittance at ASD school
FOX 13 Memphis / Posted yesterday
FOX13 spoke with a mother whose two youngest daughters were accepted to Aspire Coleman, a Raleigh school in the Achievement School District, but her son’s application was denied. “Joshua cannot be enrolled into school because every third grade... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
DigestOrigin-and-Destination Traffic Up 9.6 Pct. at Airport Origin-and-destination a
Digest
The Memphis Daily News / Posted yesterday
Origin-and-Destination Traffic Up 9.6 Pct. at Airport Origin-and-destination air traffic at Memphis International Airport increased by 9.6 percent in July compared to a year ago. The 173,000 total enplanements in July represented an increase in... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
DigestSCS Launches Effort To Improve Attendance Shelby County Schools and the Achiev
Digest
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
SCS Launches Effort To Improve Attendance Shelby County Schools and the Achievement School District are teaming with the Memphis Grizzlies, Shelby County District Attorney General’s office and the nonprofit group Seeding Success to boost student... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
SCS initiative offers incentives for school attendanceAs winter raged last school year with multiple days of sub-freezing temperature
SCS initiative offers incentives for school attendance
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 4 days ago
As winter raged last school year with multiple days of sub-freezing temperatures, Cherokee Elementary School students were slogging to school in soaking wet clothes, sometimes without coats. “But they were here,” Principal Rodney Rowan said. “They... Read more
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FOX 13 Memphis
Grizzlies Partner With Shelby County SchoolsMemphis, Tenn. – The Memphis Grizzlies, Shelby County Schools, Achievement Scho
Grizzlies Partner With Shelby County Schools
FOX 13 Memphis / Posted 4 days ago
Memphis, Tenn. – The Memphis Grizzlies, Shelby County Schools, Achievement School District, Shelby County District Attorney and Seeding Success are partnering to launch a county-wide attendance awareness campaign to help improve school attendance in... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
State education chief plans programs to improve student literacyCalling Tennessee’s stagnant reading scores a “true ethical and moral dilemma,”
State education chief plans programs to improve student literacy
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 4 days ago
Calling Tennessee’s stagnant reading scores a “true ethical and moral dilemma,” Education Commissioner Candice McQueen is rolling out a pair of initiatives to boost students’ literacy skills, starting even before they enter school. Under McQueen’s... Read more
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FOX 13 Memphis
SCS discusses possible takeover with parents at Sheffield Middle SchoolMore than 40 schools in the Shelby County School district are not making the cu
SCS discusses possible takeover with parents at Sheffield Middle School
FOX 13 Memphis / Posted 5 days ago
More than 40 schools in the Shelby County School district are not making the cut when it comes to state standards. Those schools are in the bottom five percent of the state, which means they can be taken over by the state’s Achievement School... Read more
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The Charlotte Post
NC looks at privatizing problem public schoolsRALEIGH – A proposal that would privatize or close low-performing school system
NC looks at privatizing problem public schools
The Charlotte Post / Posted 9 days ago
RALEIGH – A proposal that would privatize or close low-performing school systems in the state and take control away from local school districts is among the programs being considered by North Carolina lawmakers in the extended session. The... Read more
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FOX 13 Memphis
Parents at Caldwell Guthrie Elementary express concerns over possible takeoverFive Shelby County schools could be taken over by the state-run Achievement Sch
Parents at Caldwell Guthrie Elementary express concerns over possible takeover
FOX 13 Memphis / Posted 9 days ago
Five Shelby County schools could be taken over by the state-run Achievement School District. They are Hawkins Mill Elementary, Caldwell Guthrie Elementary, Sheffield Elementary, Raleigh Egypt Middle and Kirby Middle. The SCS district has known since... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
SCS looks to support schools through ASD conversion processShelby County School board members said this week they want the district to be
SCS looks to support schools through ASD conversion process
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 10 days ago
Shelby County School board members said this week they want the district to be more involved with communities whose struggling schools are about to be taken over by the state’s Achievement School District. Toward that effort, the local district is... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Grants give five Hamilton County schools a boost, but some still fighting to make the gradeGallery: Struggle to succeed: Federal grants give five Hamilton County schools
Grants give five Hamilton County schools a boost, but some still fighting to make the grade
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 12 days ago
Gallery: Struggle to succeed: Federal grants give five Hamilton County schools boost, but some still fighting to make the grade Poverty creates an obstacle, but we can't let that become an excuse for why our kids can't achieve at a higher level.... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
SCS to hold community meetings for 5 priority schoolsShelby County Schools will hold community meetings at five schools starting Wed
SCS to hold community meetings for 5 priority schools
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 12 days ago
Shelby County Schools will hold community meetings at five schools starting Wednesday to inform families what it means to be on the state’s priority list. Schools with a success rate below 23.2 percent are considered in the bottom 5 percent in the... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
SCS to host community meetings for parents at 'Priority' schoolsMEMPHIS, Tenn. — A series of community meetings have been scheduled for this we
SCS to host community meetings for parents at 'Priority' schools
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 12 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A series of community meetings have been scheduled for this week for the parents of select Shelby County Schools. At the meetings, the district said it would go over what it means for their child’s school to be labeled as a... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
MLK Jr. College Prep to dismiss early first week of schoolMEMPHIS, Tenn. — A local high school will be closing early the first week of sc
MLK Jr. College Prep to dismiss early first week of school
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 20 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A local high school will be closing early the first week of school due to air-conditioning troubles. According to a news release, Martin Luther King Jr. College Prep High School in Frayser will be dismissing students at 12:45 p.m.... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Plan for charter takeover of worst public schools crafted in secretCHARLOTTE, NC (Ann Doss Helms/The Charlotte Observer) - N.C. Rep. Rob Bryan, a
Plan for charter takeover of worst public schools crafted in secret
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 21 days ago
CHARLOTTE, NC (Ann Doss Helms/The Charlotte Observer) - N.C. Rep. Rob Bryan, a Mecklenburg Republican with a leadership role in education, has been working for weeks on a bill he hopes will eventually transform public schools. It would start small,... Read more
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KOLO 8 Reno
Nevada's Turnaround District Garners Interest From 8 GroupsCARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Eight organizations say they'll apply to run schools w
Nevada's Turnaround District Garners Interest From 8 Groups
KOLO 8 Reno / Posted 23 days ago
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Eight organizations say they'll apply to run schools within Nevada's proposed Achievement School District, which aims to turn at least six of the state's lowest-performing schools into charters. The groups that filed a... Read more
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KTVN Reno
8 groups want to run schools in Nevada turnaround districtCARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Eight organizations say they'll apply to run schools w
8 groups want to run schools in Nevada turnaround district
KTVN Reno / Posted 23 days ago
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Eight organizations say they'll apply to run schools within Nevada's proposed Achievement School District, which aims to turn at least six of the state's lowest-performing schools into charters. The groups that filed a... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Germantown students score higher than most but it's not enoughTest-score season in Shelby County opened here last week when the state release
Germantown students score higher than most but it's not enough
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 29 days ago
Test-score season in Shelby County opened here last week when the state released data on every school in the state. For the municipal districts, the scores are the first public evidence of what is working and which districts spent the summer... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
ASD, SCS analyzing third year of turnaround dataShelby County Schools Supt. Dorsey Hopson describes the work of turning around
ASD, SCS analyzing third year of turnaround data
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 29 days ago
Shelby County Schools Supt. Dorsey Hopson describes the work of turning around a struggling school like triage in an emergency room. The first year: Keep breathing. The following years: Back on the path of health. As SCS' Innovation Zone and the... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
Memphis Daily NewsInternational Paper Reports Q2 Earnings Growth: International Paper reports its
Memphis Daily News
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 29 days ago
International Paper Reports Q2 Earnings Growth: International Paper reports its second-quarter net earnings grew while net sales for the quarter decreased slightly.UTHSC Prepares for Construction on New Drug Facility 11:54am The day before he... Read more

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