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March 9, 2018
It’s not enough just to stay open, say Memphis parents of their struggling elementary school
Parents are glad Shelby County Schools rejected a state recommendation to close Hawkins Mill Elementary, but still have questions.
November 14, 2017
Two state-run schools sharing a Memphis building will now share a principal, too
ASD officials announced this week that Yolanda Dandridge will take the lead of Frayser Elementary, in addition to her role as principal at Georgian Hills.
June 21, 2017
How a Memphis school that missed the turnaround tide plans to catch up under Hopson’s budget
Hawkins Mill Elementary is one of more than a dozen schools chosen to receive extra funds next school year in an effort to foster turnaround instead of closure.
on the ground
May 8, 2017
In Memphis neighborhood hit hardest by ASD cuts, residents worry changes could hurt their students
State officials promise the job cuts won’t hit classrooms at Achievement Schools in Frayser, but residents aren't sure.
Voices and choices
October 17, 2016
Change is coming, say Memphis school leaders as community meetings launch
Shelby County Schools kicks off a series of community meetings by preparing parents and teachers that many schools likely will have to be closed or merged.
September 20, 2016
Neighborhood schools aren’t always neighborly in Memphis. Here’s how one group is fostering collaboration
Facing History and Ourselves launches its neighborhood schools network, bringing together educators from 11 schools in midtown and Frayser.
Anatomy of a lesson
September 7, 2016
How one Memphis school is showing that the Achievement School District isn’t all about test scores
At Libertas School of Memphis, testing does not have the appearance of being front and center in daily lessons at the Montessori school.
July 13, 2016
Developer vows to bring back ‘better plan’ after pulling proposal for landfill near Memphis elementary school
A Memphis developer is retreating — for now — from its second proposal to expand a landfill next to an elementary school in the city’s Frayser neighborhood.
June 23, 2015
Plan for landfill near Frayser school on hold amid community opposition
The company that sought to open a landfill next to a Frayser elementary school has withdrawn its application, at least temporarily.
August 25, 2014
Frayser and the Achievement School District connect
Here’s how Sara Lewis recalls her first meeting with Chris Barbic, the superintendent brought to Tennessee in 2012 to lead a state takeover of struggling…
Shelby County Schools
August 11, 2014
SCS board elect Stephanie Love had ‘calling’ to represent Frayser schools
Three years ago, Stephanie Love was working in her beauty salon when a man came in. “Y'all need to come to the Frayser Exchange Club,” he said. "They let you know everything that's going on in Frayser.” This was before she had become actively involved in her church, before she had become a leader in her neighborhood and before she had won a seat on the Shelby County Schools board.
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