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April 01, 2014

Thank you Frayser community for thanking our teachers

By Elliot Smalley

If you’re an ASD teacher, you’re a true Builder of the Possible.  You’re grinding every day.  You’re making a huge impact.  You’re smart and driven and a team player—and you deserve all the love and recognition we can heap on you. This Sunday, we joined community leaders, parents and students to thank the teachers in […]

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March 19, 2014

Riders Needed for Inaugural Frayser Ride For Reading Day

By Elizabeth Genco

I have two questions I need you to answer. What’s your favorite view of Memphis? And what’s your first memory you have of owning a book? This is my favorite view of Memphis: No y’all, it’s not the asphalt.  It’s the handlebars. Well, I suppose it’s the combination.  My favorite view of Memphis is the […]

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March 07, 2014

On Our Way: 10 Operators Submit Intent to Apply to Charter RFP

By Dr. Anna Kucaj

Last month we launched three Requests for Proposals outlining specific unmet needs across Tennessee, officially launching the ASD’s charter authorization process for schools opening in fall 2015 and beyond.  We are excited to announce that this week we received 10 Intent to Apply submissions from start-up and experienced charter operators interested in joining our district […]

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March 03, 2014

What We Hear When We Listen

By Margo Roen

Today we are honored to share the Achievement School District’s evolving ideas about authentic community engagement through the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation.  This isn’t to say we’ve figured things out—when it comes to building lasting partnerships and creating opportunities for feedback, we still have a lot to learn.  In part, we learn by sharing ideas, […]

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February 24, 2014

The Power of Practitioners

By Margo Roen

This year the Achievement School District launched a new Operator Advisory Council (OAC) charged with creating new ASD policies, revising current policies, and discussing practices to support policies in the district.  By creating and implementing this Council, we’ve flipped the school district board construct on its head, putting those most impacted by our work—the schools […]

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