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Summer learning academy
February 28, 2018
Better reading and math scores mean more Memphis students can attend this summer program
Superintendent Dorsey Hopson's Summer Learning Academy will be open to 10,000 students in almost 50 sites across the city.
February 6, 2018
More Denver schools to give preference to students from low-income families
The pilot program is an effort to better integrate the city’s schools at a time when gentrification is deepening economic divides.
February 1, 2018
Rocketship becomes latest charter network to pull the plug on Tennessee’s Achievement School District
The California-based organization announces plans to close Partners Community Prep in Nashville, just months after the school opened.
Achievement School District
January 17, 2018
Here’s why another state-run charter school is closing in Memphis
The impending closure of GRAD Academy is another blow to the Achievement School District, in which the South Memphis school was its highest-performing high school.
January 5, 2018
‘It is kind of crushing:’ Southwest Denver projected to lose nearly 2,000 students
Such dramatic decreases can have grave effects on schools.
By the numbers
December 7, 2017
Enrollment in Denver Public Schools projected to drop — and other takeaways from new regional analysis
The main reasons, the analysis concludes, are lower post-recession birth rates and rapidly rising housing prices.
November 1, 2017
Enrollment rises in Shelby County Schools for first time since suburban split
The gain was modest but serendipitous for a district that was bracing for another small decline.
October 10, 2017
Aurora school enrollment continues sharp decline, but budget woes not expected
This year Aurora Public Schools has enrolled 867 students less than last year — almost twice the number of students lost between 2015 and 2016.
scrambling for students
September 15, 2017
Lagging enrollment fuels Tennessee charter schools’ push for student contact data
A Chalkbeat analysis shows that 22 schools in the state’s 32-school Achievement School District have lost enrollment from last year.
September 6, 2017
Getting immigrant students to show up at Memphis schools was already hard. Ending DACA makes it harder.
Even before President Trump announced plans to end protections for young undocumented immigrants, fear of deportation has been a problem within Memphis schools.
August 28, 2017
In Memphis, two competing school districts came together to learn how to play nice. It didn’t work.
A philanthropically funded effort to forge a peace treaty halted in May when the two sides weren't able to agree to terms, according to emails obtained by Chalkbeat.
August 21, 2017
McQueen tells Hopson to share Memphis student information with charter operator
Tennessee’s ed chief sides with a charter operator in the ongoing tug-of-war between Shelby County Schools and the Achievement School District over student information.
August 8, 2017
As opening bell rings, thousands of Memphis students are yet to register
About 71,000 students are enrolled in Shelby County Schools, far short of the 90,000-plus students anticipated.
July 27, 2017
Less than two weeks before school starts, only half of Memphis students registered
The pace is better than this time last year, but still lags as Shelby County Schools tries to anticipate staffing needs without solid numbers to work with.
ASD REAL ESTATE
May 1, 2017
Tennessee’s turnaround district is about to return a school to its local district — but it’s just a building
Shelby County Schools will be figuring out what to do with a mostly empty building, not a revitalized school, when Klondike Elementary returns to its fold this summer.
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