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Frayser Community Schools
November 13, 2018
Cold temps close Memphis state-run schools, highlighting bigger issue of repairing costly, aging buildings
Temperatures dipped below 35 degrees, and four schools in the Achievement School District opted to cancel classes because of boiler issues.
Movers and shakers
July 26, 2018
Veteran Memphis educator to focus on academics, data in new role at Frayser charter organization
Brett Lawson joins Frayser Community Schools after 23 years working in Memphis public schools.
April 25, 2018
Tennessee’s struggling state-run district just hired the ‘LeBron James’ of school turnaround work
Sharon Griffin’s new job is to better the state’s Achievement School District and use her experience to strengthen the relationships with local districts across the state.
April 19, 2018
Memphis students mourn gun violence in own communities as they walk out during national protest
Martin Luther King Prep was one of more than 20 Memphis-area schools that staged walkouts Thursday and Friday as part of a larger national movement.
April 12, 2018
New leader at Memphis state-run school ‘best candidate’ despite domestic assault conviction
A panel of eight community members selected Rodney Peterson as the new principal of Westside Achievement Middle School. He served a year probation for assaulting his former wife in Boston in 2011.
February 1, 2018
State turnaround district ready to hand off Memphis middle school to charter
Students at Westside Achievement Middle School likely will start next school year under a new operator.
January 24, 2018
State-run district proposes shifting Memphis middle school to homegrown charter group
The proposed change would keep Westside Achievement Middle School in the state-run Achievement School District but take it out of the district’s direct management.
October 10, 2017
Meet first Tennesseans in a new education leadership program for people of color
Organizers say the newest leadership development program is needed to better reflect the communities served by public schools, and convene diverse experienced leaders.
August 9, 2017
Two of three Memphis school buildings left empty by state-run charters will get new life, including Raleigh-Egypt
Shelby County Schools reclaims a school building that formerly housed a state-run charter school.
January 31, 2017
Achievement School District opts for new charter operator over closing Memphis Humes
ASD and state leaders give Frayser Community Schools the green light to run the under-enrolled North Memphis charter school.
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.
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.
January 4, 2017
Frayser Community Schools applies to run ASD school following Gestalt’s exit
Frayser is the only charter to formally throw its hat in the ring, but ASD officials emphasize that the Memphis-based operator isn’t guaranteed selection.
December 5, 2016
Two charter operators are interested in running Gestalt’s ASD schools in Memphis
Leaders for Frayser Community Schools and the ASD’s own Achievement Schools have expressed interest in operating the two North Memphis schools.
June 3, 2014
Frayser Teacher Hiring fair exceeds expectations
About 100 prospective teachers attended the Frayser Teacher Fair at Westside Achievement Middle School. Administrators are looking for fill positions by July 1.
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