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How I Teach
August 1, 2019
How this Memphis teacher builds trust with her students — and their parents
“I will do everything I can to help my students succeed but most importantly I need to express to the parent I am on their side."
January 8, 2018
Highest-performing state-run high school to close due to ‘sustainability challenges’
GRAD Academy announced Monday that it would close its high school located in South Memphis at the end of this school year.
January 2, 2018
Four Memphis charter organizations pilot new reading curriculum
The literacy grants from Memphis Education Fund come at a time when local and state officials are doubling down on solutions to Tennessee’s reading challenges.
August 9, 2017
Two of three Memphis school buildings left empty by state-run charters will get new life, including Raleigh-Egypt
Shelby County Schools reclaims a school building that formerly housed a state-run charter school.
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 31, 2017
Achievement School District opts for new charter operator over closing Memphis Humes
ASD and state leaders give Frayser Community Schools the green light to run the under-enrolled North Memphis charter school.
All shook up
January 30, 2017
Elvis’ high school is now an under-enrolled charter school. And state officials will soon decide its fate.
This week, leaders of Tennessee’s Achievement School District are expected to announce whether the 91-year-old Memphis school will remain open.
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.
Wanting the ball
January 11, 2017
Why one Memphis charter operator thinks it can save an ASD school from closing
Founder Bobby White believes Frayser Community Schools has what it takes to save Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School.
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.
December 7, 2016
Tennessee’s ASD soon will lose one of its first charter school networks, but others say they’re still in the game
The decision by Gestalt Community Schools doesn’t appear to be a bellwether for other charter networks operating in the Achievement School District.
December 5, 2016
Two charter operators are interested in running Gestalt’s ASD schools in Memphis
Leaders for Frayser Community Schools and the ASD’s own Achievement Schools have expressed interest in operating the two North Memphis schools.
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.
September 15, 2016
Gestalt Community Schools to dedicate new performing arts center in Memphis
The Memphis-based charter network has a new performing arts center near its newly relocated middle school in the Hickory Hill community.
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