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January 15, 2019
What happens to student achievement when Memphis schools close? A district report offers some answers.
Student reading test scores from three closed schools in Memphis generally improved in their new school, but math scores decreased, according to the report.
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.
November 2, 2016
Low enrollment a telltale for closing Memphis schools. Here’s what the numbers show.
The average Memphis school shuttered in recent years was using 44 percent of building capacity, compared with 91 percent across the district.
September 12, 2016
Here’s why Memphis’ next round of school closings won’t be just about saving money
Questions remain whether shuttering schools saves money in the long run as leaders of Shelby County Schools shift the focus to academics in determining future closures.
August 9, 2016
Can school closures boost academic achievement? Memphis school leaders track students to find out
Leaders for Tennessee's largest district want to make school closures more about boosting academic achievement than cutting costs.
June 21, 2016
Northside High School to close a year early after students and teachers flee
Originally slated for closure in 2017, the school won't reopen this fall, and the district will find new schools for the school's 36 remaining students.
June 20, 2016
Both high school closures approved by Shelby County this year are getting a second look
The timelines for shuttering Northside and George Washington Carver high schools are getting a second look this week.
February 7, 2014
Plans to close Memphis schools touch off protests and draw attention to deep-rooted concerns
This winter, Shelby County Schools' plan to close as many as 13 of its schools has become a flashpoint for long-running frustrations about public investment in low-income black communities and ongoing changes to local and state school policy.
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.
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