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July 12, 2019
As Tennessee gives its turnaround district a hard look, fates of other takeover districts show struggles aren’t unique
Seven years later, Tennessee’s achievement district has not seen large gains. Nevada closed its turnaround district, and the other two states are struggling to launch.
March 12, 2019
The fate of School 48 is on the line. IPS is betting its new principal can turn things around.
Another failing grade from the state could result in dramatic action, such as handing over control to an outside manager or shuttering the school altogether.
March 6, 2019
Two Indianapolis high schools are spared closure, as state endorses charter conversion
The state board approved a plan for CSUSA to seek charters to continue operating Howe and Manual high schools.
February 8, 2019
The fate of these Indianapolis schools is once again uncertain, years after state takeover
State control of Emma Donnan Middle School and Howe and Manual high schools is expected to end in just over a year.
February 20, 2018
Rise & Shine: Tracking the players behind Muncie schools’ money woes
8 things you need to know about Indiana education AN INTRODUCTION: We promised you’d get to meet Chalkbeat’s new Indiana bureau chief, Stephanie…
October 3, 2016
Three New York City schools could be taken over this year — but they don’t know yet
Chancellor Carmen Fariña may be forced to give up control over three Bronx schools.
April 1, 2015
Only two bills still alive out of 22 to limit the state’s school turnaround district
Besieged initially by 22 bills aimed at curbing the power of the state's turnaround school district, the Achievement School District now is the subject of only two bills still on the table.
December 31, 2014
Best of 2014: Colocation presents hurdles, opportunities
The ending of colocation with ASD schools stands to be the next battle in the enrollment war that's engulfed Memphis in recent years.
December 12, 2014
ASD names five more Memphis schools chosen for state intervention
The state's Achievement School District will use state law to assume control of five more chronically-underperforming Memphis schools next year and hand them over to charter school operators, district officials said Friday. Those schools are: Denver, Brookmeade, and Florida-Kansas elementary schools, and Airways and Wooddale Middle schools.
December 1, 2014
Montessori model on tap for Frayser school
Libertas School of Memphis is set to become the first Montessori charter school in Tennessee if the Achievement School District gives it the go-ahead to take over either Brookmeade or Hawkins Mill elementary schools in Frayser next year. The Achievement School District hopes that the Montessori model, wildly popular in wealthy communities, can take a school where fewer than a fifth of students meet basic state reading standards to the top performing quartile in the state within five years.
November 20, 2014
Exclusive: Green Dot Public Schools pulls out of Raleigh-Egypt ASD takeover
Green Dot is the third operator this fall to pull out of an agreement with the ASD to take over struggling Memphis schools. Today's development delivers another blow to the ASD's "matching" process. Under that process, the ASD coordinates get-to-know-you meetings and informational events between charter schools and some of the lowest performing schools in the state to help the ASD and a board of community members decide how and whether to intervene in particular schools.
November 18, 2014
ASD, SCS officials to meet to determine three-year takeover plan
Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson said Tuesday he wants to develop a three-year plan with the state’s Achievement School District that details how some of the state’s…
October 29, 2014
Shelby County to pull kids from schools shared with ASD
Shelby County Schools next fall will slam the brakes on its practice of sharing buildings with Achievement School District charter schools, pulling hundreds of students out of up to 10 schools that otherwise would be co-located with charters, Chalkbeat has learned.
October 27, 2014
Citing capacity concerns, KIPP, Freedom Prep pull out of ASD takeover process
Two charter operators abruptly dropped plans to take over struggling Shelby County schools as part of the state-run Achievement School District. The decision means South Side Middle and A.B. Hill Elementary will not be taken over next year. Florida-Kansas could still be taken over by Scholar Academies.
October 21, 2014
Student shoots self in leg at Walker Middle School
A 13-year-old male student at A. Maceo Walker Middle School accidentally shot himself in the leg this morning, school officials said. The boy was showing a gun off…
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