Bren Elliott, a former Nashville school administrator, will oversee improvement efforts that encompass nearly 300 schools
The school board will consider nine charter applicants: four new schools, plus five schools in the Achievement School District. MSCS officials have recommended rejecting all of them.
District forced to reckon with failure of charter-focused state turnaround effort.
The move, protested by Hanley’s charter operator, marks another twist in the chaotic unwinding of the Achievement School District.
In an interview with Chalkbeat, Antonio Burt reflects on his tenure so far and his vision for this year and beyond
Officials plan renovations and an addition to better accommodate special education and music programs
The Tennessee Public Charter School Commission on Friday unanimously voted to authorize Lester Prep, Libertas School, and Cornerstone Prep Denver to operate in the commission’s state-run charter district.
The schools rejoining Shelby County Schools generally have continued to languish academically under state control.
The hire is considered key to jump-starting Tennessee’s school improvement work
The turnaround chief will supervise state interventions within the ASD and other “priority” schools performing in the state’s bottom 5%.
Tennessee is tackling how to return struggling schools it seized 9 years ago, a complicated transition involving people, property, finances, and governance.
Three schools that escaped the state’s list of lowest performing schools all borrowed strategies from Shelby County Schools’ Innovation Zone, better known as the iZone.
At an event that felt like a school pride rally, Aspire Public Schools announced that the state department of education approved turning over its four schools to a new Memphis charter operator, Journey Community Schools.
A new state plan to help Tennessee’s struggling schools would either give them more autonomy to make improvements or face more state intervention.
Tennessee wants to return 30 state-run charter schools to local districts in Memphis and Nashville no later than the fall of 2022, but also wants to retain its state-run district to possibly take over other chronically low-performing schools, says a proposal being unveiled this week.
Three Memphis schools in the Achievement School District have joined a growing list of buildings with water sources that contain unsafe lead levels, but the vast majority of schools in the district have yet to be tested.
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