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Achievement School District
February 28, 2017
The enrollment problems that plagued ASD schools in turmoil? They’re not unique.
A Chalkbeat analysis finds that half of the state-run district's 33 schools have faced deep enrollment challenges.
February 14, 2017
Hopson now wants to invest in struggling Memphis schools instead of just closing them
The superintendent identifies 11 schools that will get their own “treatment plans” under a new model for addressing academics, building needs and enrollment.
February 13, 2017
It’s official. Achievement School District will close a second school in Memphis
Tennessee's school turnaround district won't seek a successor to operate KIPP Memphis University Middle School, an ASD official confirms.
February 1, 2017
Hopson just backed away from closing one failing Memphis school. Here are three things to know.
The closure of Dunbar was supposed be part of a larger plan to right-size the district, but things changed. Here's why that's important.
All shook up
January 30, 2017
Elvis’ high school is now an under-enrolled charter school. And state officials will soon decide its fate.
This week, leaders of Tennessee’s Achievement School District are expected to announce whether the 91-year-old Memphis school will remain open.
January 17, 2017
One campus, two districts: Memphis Raleigh-Egypt navigates enrollment standoff
To retain students from a state takeover, Shelby County Schools added middle school grades to the high school beside its former middle school. Here's how it's going.
Wanting the ball
January 11, 2017
Why one Memphis charter operator thinks it can save an ASD school from closing
Founder Bobby White believes Frayser Community Schools has what it takes to save Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School.
December 1, 2016
How the face of Denver Public Schools is changing, explained in five charts
The percentages of Latino and low-income students are decreasing, while the percentage of white students is on the rise.
November 16, 2016
Close, build, consolidate. Hopson’s massive overhaul would impact 13 Memphis schools.
Superintendent Dorsey Hopson presents his recommendations to begin “right-sizing” the bloated school district, impacting up to 4,600 students.
November 10, 2016
Tennessee’s largest school district has good news and bad news on enrollment
Enrollment numbers are down, but not as much as district leaders expected.
November 2, 2016
Low enrollment a telltale for closing Memphis schools. Here’s what the numbers show.
The average Memphis school shuttered in recent years was using 44 percent of building capacity, compared with 91 percent across the district.
October 25, 2016
With charter operator’s exit, Achievement School District mulls future for Memphis schools left behind
State leaders give parents and teachers notice that their schools are in limbo with the exit next spring of Gestalt Community Schools.
October 7, 2016
Memphis charter network Gestalt to pull out of two state-run schools
Gestalt Community Schools plans to withdraw as the operator of two North Memphis schools due to declining enrollment.
By the numbers
September 6, 2016
Twenty days in, enrollment slightly above projections for Shelby County Schools
The 20th day of school is a significant mark used by the district to add, remove or relocate staff based on enrollment.
Why it matters
August 10, 2016
Memphis schools don’t have 27,000 empty seats as Hopson cites — but they could in five years
The number of empty seats in Shelby County Schools will serve as a baseline for conversations this fall about future school closures.
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