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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 25, 2015

Tennessee Students Start Classes Under Tuition-Free College Program

Nearly 1 in 4 recent high school graduates in Tennessee will begin classes under a new state program that offers two years of free tuition at a state community or technical college.

August 24, 2015

Report: State-Run Districts Disenfranchise Blacks, Latinos

The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools asserts that state takeovers and state-run achievement districts increase segregation and dismantle community schools.

August 18, 2015

Eight States Add Citizenship Test as Graduation Requirement

Advocates have plans to push more state legislatures to pass laws requiring high schoolers to pass a citizenship test in order to graduate in coming years.

August 17, 2015

Civics Tests as a Graduation Requirement: Coming Soon to a State Near You?

Eight states have passed laws requiring students to pass some version of a civics test so far in 2015.

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

Head of Tennessee's State-Run Achievement School District to Resign

Achievement School District Superintendent Chris Barbic is stepping down from the helm of the state-run turnaround district, citing health concerns and a need for fresh leadership.

July 17, 2015

The Head of Tennessee's State-Run Achievement School District to Resign

Achievement School District Superintendent Chris Barbic is stepping down from the helm of the state-run turnaround district, citing health concerns and a need for fresh leadership.

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."

April 17, 2015

Tale of two Parent-Trigger Bills: Texas' Moves Forward While Tennessee's Stalls

While Tennessee's parent-trigger law fizzles, Texas lawmakers moved forward with a bill that could increase the number of schools eligible for sweeping changes, including charters.

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