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May 10, 2018
Academic leader of Tennessee’s achievement schools finalist for Massachusetts district’s top job
Verna Ruffin was named one of two finalists to lead Lawrence, Ma. schools.
January 16, 2018
A Chalkbeat roundtable: The promise and perils of charter networks like Success Academy
When we published an essay about the promise and perils of charter schools by our CEO and editor in chief Elizabeth Green last…
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.
Updated May 5, 2017
To cut costs, Tennessee’s Achievement School District slashes staff
The state-run Achievement School District is cutting about half of its 59 staff members tasked with overseeing the five Memphis schools it operates directly.
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.
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.
May 25, 2016
Placing landfill next to Memphis school would help low-income community, developer says
Memphis Wrecking Co. comes back with a revised plan to place a landfill for construction debris next to Whitney Achievement Elementary School in Frayser.
Politics & Policy
February 22, 2016
As Teach For America marks 10 years in Memphis, contract with Shelby County Schools faces scrutiny under tight budget
The recruiting organization expects to feed about 130 new teachers to Shelby County Schools next year if the school board votes to approve the contract.
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