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November 5, 2018
Beyond hiring: The struggle to diversify Chicago’s teaching ranks
In Chicago, the ranks of black teachers continue to decline, and the percentage of Latino teachers has only increased slightly.
August 17, 2018
Secret CPS report spotlights big vacancies, lopsided options for students
An unreleased report by a school choice group backed by the business community paints in stark detail what many Chicagoans have known…
February 8, 2017
Tennessee’s Achievement School District would return to its original purpose under a bill that its leaders support
Lawmakers will consider a bill that would stop the state-run district from starting new charter schools, rather than just overhauling struggling schools.
November 9, 2016
Tennessee’s school turnaround leader weighs in on Georgia’s rebuff of similar model
ASD Superintendent Malika Anderson says this week's vote in Georgia shouldn't be the final word there on creating alternatives for failing public schools.
October 21, 2016
More local charter operators sought by Tennessee’s Achievement School District
Training sessions aimed at cultivating Memphis- and Nashville-based charter operators are part of the state-run district's efforts to connect with communities it serves.
June 30, 2016
Report: Why the work is hard for Tennessee’s turnaround district and its charter schools
A new report outlines reasons why charter schools operating through Tennessee’s Achievement School District have struggled to achieve the initiative's lofty goals.
June 6, 2016
Here’s what happened to the original 69 priority schools in Memphis
When the state issued its 2012 list of lowest-performing schools, Memphis emerged as the battleground for school turnaround work. Here's the status of those schools.
May 24, 2016
ASD, Shelby County Schools try collaboration for a change
The leaders of Shelby County Schools and Tennessee's Achievement School District discuss turning a Memphis school slated for state takeover into an iZone school.
April 29, 2016
ASD hires Memphis native to oversee community engagement
Bobby S. White, who worked for former Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, joins the Achievement School District as chief of external affairs.
April 20, 2016
Here’s where Tennessee’s lowest-performing schools stand a year before the state’s next priority list
Here's the so-called "cusp" list from the State Department of Education, along with five things to know before viewing it.
April 19, 2016
Building on Innovation Zone successes, Shelby County Schools to launch separate ‘Empowerment Zone’
Shelby County Schools' prized school turnaround initiative is getting a little sister.
April 15, 2016
Citing TNReady transition, Tennessee’s school turnaround district to halt takeovers for one year
The Achievement School District announces it will not seek to take over more low-performing schools in the 2017-18 school year because of problems with TNReady.
March 10, 2016
Griffin hiring more top leaders for expanding iZone
As Shelby County Schools prepares to add more schools to its school turnaround initiative, regional Superintendent Sharon Griffin is putting three lieutenants in place.
January 26, 2016
School board vote commits Shelby County’s district and charter sectors to trying to collaborate
The agreement commits both sectors to trying to work through some sticky issues, including ones about funding and facilities, but it does not actually resolve them.
January 20, 2016
New ASD superintendent asks state lawmakers for patience on school turnarounds
Malika Anderson's first charge as ASD superintendent is to fend off bills to limit — or totally abolish — the district.
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