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the school improvement industry
October 29, 2018
Private groups have long tried to help turn around struggling schools. But it’s not clear if they’re doing any good.
There's little evidence on whether that school improvement industry, paid for by taxpayers, is actually boosting student learning, according to a new study.
end of the road
October 26, 2018
After report that New York City is ending its Renewal turnaround program, big questions remain
In his weekly appearance on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer show, de Blasio did not deny the program is ending, and even suggested it is reaching its “natural conclusion.”
September 21, 2018
Memphis moves from problem child to poster child on Tennessee’s new school improvement list
The city got encouraging news on Friday as fewer of its schools landed on Tennessee's newest list of troubled "priority schools."
September 19, 2018
Struggling Tennessee schools find out Friday if they could face state intervention
The "priority school" list will be the first since 2014 and will chart state improvement strategies, investments, and interventions.
September 5, 2018
Mayor de Blasio says fate of 50 turnaround schools will be decided this year
“We expect a lot of those schools to graduate out,” de Blasio said. “But ultimately this is the year to decide what happens with all of them.”
August 6, 2018
After sparing Harlem’s storied Wadleigh middle school from closure, Richard Carranza shakes up its leadership
“We didn’t think expectations were set high enough, and without expectations being set, it was mediocrity.”
July 24, 2018
Whitehaven High principal not leaving school improvement program he helped start after all
Vincent Hunter isn't going anywhere.
June 4, 2018
Aurora’s principal training could get a boost to send 11 more schools through university program
The proposal is a $477,000 request in next year's budget.
May 16, 2018
As Memphis expands its efforts to improve schools, one model is about to double in size
The Empowerment Zone, which will enter its third year in August, is a neighborhood-centric approach to improve schools.
sorting the students
March 27, 2018
Facing closure, some Memphis parents hope to form K-8 school, but others aren’t sold
Shelby County Schools officials had hoped that a proposal generated by parents would help win support from others since parents rarely support closing a school.
March 23, 2018
Hopson asks state to let struggling Memphis school remain with local district
The superintendent submits a list of reasons why the state should hold off on its intervention plan at American Way Middle School.
March 22, 2018
Memphis candidate no longer in running to lead Achievement School District
Keith Sanders said the state's education chief called him with the news that he would not advance in the superintendent search.
meet and greet
March 21, 2018
Tennessee seeks reset in Memphis with next leader of its school turnaround district
Community trust in the Achievement School District is low — an issue that the state wants to address in vetting superintendent candidates.
March 21, 2018
Rhode Island school improvement leader among finalists to head Tennessee’s turnaround district
A Rhode Island school innovator meets with Memphis education stakeholders as a finalist to lead the Achievement School District.
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.
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