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Humes Preparatory Academy Middle
DIGGING INTO SCORES
August 22, 2018
It’s been six years since Tennessee took over its first low-performing schools. How are they doing?
Of the six schools in the original state-run Achievement School District, four had fewer than 10 percent of students tested at grade level in math or English during the 2017-2018 academic year.
Movers and shakers
July 26, 2018
Veteran Memphis educator to focus on academics, data in new role at Frayser charter organization
Brett Lawson joins Frayser Community Schools after 23 years working in Memphis public schools.
February 1, 2018
State turnaround district ready to hand off Memphis middle school to charter
Students at Westside Achievement Middle School likely will start next school year under a new operator.
January 24, 2018
State-run district proposes shifting Memphis middle school to homegrown charter group
The proposed change would keep Westside Achievement Middle School in the state-run Achievement School District but take it out of the district’s direct management.
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.
January 4, 2017
Frayser Community Schools applies to run ASD school following Gestalt’s exit
Frayser is the only charter to formally throw its hat in the ring, but ASD officials emphasize that the Memphis-based operator isn’t guaranteed selection.
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.
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.
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.
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