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Rise & Shine: Memphis center of “bold experiment” in remaking schools

  • The state-run Achievement School District, or ASD, is part of a “bold experiment” in improving Tennessee schools. (Tennessean)
  • The ASD is preparing for its third year operating schools. (Memphis Daily News)
  • Shelby County school board faces “monumental task” in preparing for un-merger and new school districts. (Commercial Appeal)
  • Whether or not board members should get a raise has been a topic of debate. (Memphis Daily News)
  • Tennessee educators are looking to New Orleans, where a state-run district runs most schools and most students attend charter schools, as a model for the direction of schools. (Tennessean)
  • Collierville teachers are part of a “Tennessee-Shanghai Leadership Collaborative.” (Commercial Appeal)
  • Germantown is conducting superintendent interviews (WMCTV)
  • John Aitken, former superintendent of legacy Shelby County Schools, will lead the Collierville school district. (WMCTV)
  • State officials may have stolen data about more than 6,000 Nashville teachers. (Tennessean)
  • Principals say they are prioritizing the Common Core, but that they are still not quite ready for implementation. (Education Week)
  • Selling Attention Deficit Disorder. (New York Times)