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Klondike Preparatory Academy Elementary
ASD REAL ESTATE
May 1, 2017
Tennessee’s turnaround district is about to return a school to its local district — but it’s just a building
Shelby County Schools will be figuring out what to do with a mostly empty building, not a revitalized school, when Klondike Elementary returns to its fold this summer.
The Fine Print
March 27, 2017
Why charter operators exiting Tennessee’s turnaround district can walk away
Even after signing contracts, two charter operators are preparing to exit three Memphis schools in the Achievement School District.
January 17, 2017
The ASD once said it could save these two Memphis schools. Why is its own operator now walking away?
New developments in the Achievement School District's efforts to turn around schools point to deeper challenges in improving Memphis schools.
January 9, 2017
State-run Memphis school definitely will close, says Achievement School District
Klondike Preparatory Academy Elementary becomes the first ASD school that will close under Tennessee's school turnaround district.
December 22, 2016
With no one willing to run it, Klondike will be first to close in Achievement School District
No one has stepped up to take over an ASD school that lost its management, meaning that Klondike Preparatory Academy Elementary will likely close this year.
November 17, 2016
Vacant homes, enrollment cap: Gestalt’s CEO on why one of the ASD’s first charter operators is also the first out
In a Q&A with Chalkbeat, Yetta Lewis talks about Gestalt’s pullout and the lessons learned as a charter operator with the Achievement School 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.
Politics & Policy
January 8, 2014
U.S. DOE says it will continue to invest millions in improving Memphis schools
Nine Memphis-area schools will continue to receive millions of special federal dollars to improve their schools for the next two academic years as…
December 17, 2013
Shelby County school board moves forward with school closures
Shelby County's school board gave the go-ahead for the district's administration to hold a series of meetings with several communities whose schools are slated to be closed at the end of this school year.
December 10, 2013
Shelby County Schools administrators announce new school closures
Shelby County School administrators announced that it will move toward closing four more schools. The district will instead move to close Riverview Elementary, Vance Middle, Cypress…
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