ASD News


Incalculable Costs or Enduring Benefits Through Education

Someone once said that education is the difference between a relatively happy, healthy life, and a life of constant struggle. But without effective and meaningful reform, the cost of innovation that never takes place in education is incalculable. In education, that cost is in human lives.


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The ASD: A Catalyst for Dramatic Improvement

Students in Priority schools are catching up to the average proficiency rate of their statewide peers, our schools are closing the achievement gap between bottom 5% and top 25%across Tennessee, and the collective work taking place across the state is resulting in a rising tide that lifts all boats. It also means Priority schools in the bottom 5% are getting better, faster—4x the rate of non-Priority schools.



ASD Authorizes Two Charter Operators

Following a rigorous review and recommendation from a team of external expert evaluators, the ASD is pleased to welcome two outstanding new nonprofit charter partners, KIPP Nashville and Knowledge Academies, both launching their first ASD schools in the 2017-2018 school year.


Upcoming Events

  • September 7 Labor Day (Support offices closed)
  • October 5-9 Nashville Fall Break
  • October 12-16 Memphis Fall Break
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The ASD is student focused and people powered. We’re looking for humble people with true passion and grit for this kind of work. We are ready to do whatever it takes to put our students on an expanded life path. Together, we are creating the best place to work in Tennessee – where no day is a bad day and every day we achieve.

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