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August 31, 2015

Shelby Co., Tenn., School District Sues State For More Funding

In the lawsuit, the district, which includes the city of Memphis, accuses the state of withholding funds and disproportionately hurting children in impoverished areas.

August 24, 2015

State Takeover of Schools Harms Black, Latino Communities, Report Contends

The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools report comes as public debate rages over the Louisiana Recovery School District's takeover of most of New Orleans' schools after Hurricane Katrina.

August 11, 2015

Atlanta Schools Hire Architect of Contentious School Takeover Legislation

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's Opportunity School District legislation would give the state the power to seize control of low-performing schools, convert them into charter campuses or shut them down altogether.

July 17, 2015

Leader of Tennessee's State-Run School District to Resign

Citing health concerns and a need for fresh leadership, Achievement School District Superintendent Chris Barbic says he's "leaving confident that Tennessee's schools are better off today than when we began."

August 05, 2014

Memphis-Area School Year Starts With Opening of Six Breakaway Districts

Memphis-area suburban communities moved to form their own school districts in the wake of the merger of the Shelby County, Tenn., district with the financially-strapped city school system in 2011.

June 09, 2014

Memphis-Shelby County Merger After One Year: A Report Card

A year after merging the Memphis district and the neighboring Shelby County schools, education leaders are struggling with several aspects of improving the consolidated system for the benefit of all students and families.

September 04, 2013

Superintendent Named for Merged Memphis District

Dorsey Hopson II, former legal counsel and interim superintendent, will take the reins of the merged district.

July 25, 2013

Amid Expansion, Tenn. State-Run District Posts Mixed Test Results

Tennessee's state-run Achievement School District, saw students' math scores on state standardized tests rise while reading scores fell.

July 17, 2013

Memphis Suburbs Vote to Create New Districts

Residents of six suburban towns near Memphis have voted to create their own school districts

April 23, 2013

Tennessee's Statewide District Highlighted in Report

Tennessee's state-run Achievement School District, which runs 6 schools in Memphis, is the subject of a new report that suggests the model could help other states improve low-performing schools.

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