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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.

April 17, 2013

Memphis Suburbs Closer to Avoiding Merger

Tennessee's state legislature has passed a bill that would allow six of Memphis's suburban cities to create their own school districts.

November 30, 2012

Shelby County Suburbs Can't Ditch Memphis (Yet), Judge Rules

Oh, mama, can this really be the end? Shelby County residents who had hoped to avoid a merger with the struggling 105,000-student Memphis school district have the Memphis blues again, after a judge ruled earlier this week that they can't vote to start their own school systems. The suburbs had hoped to have districts up and running by the 2013-14 school year.

August 03, 2011

Memphis Schools to Start Monday as Scheduled

The school board threatened to delay school until the city made an overdue tax revenue payment to the 105,000-student district

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