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Four New Schools to Join the ASD in 2016-2017

Today, following an extensive four-month community input process, the Achievement School District (ASD) announced its 2016-17 school matches. The list includes Caldwell-Guthrie Elementary, Hillcrest High, and Kirby and Raleigh-Egypt middle schools.

Charter operators Scholar Academies and Green Dot Public Schools have been matched with the new ASD schools next year. Both operators are currently partnered with existing neighborhood Priority schools (in the bottom 5%) in Memphis.

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ASD Community Input Update: Stay Involved

Everything you need to know to stay engaged in the community input process.

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ASD Kicks Off New Community Input Process for 6 Memphis Priority Schools Eligible to Join District in 2016

Today the Achievement School District announced a list of six Memphis area Priority Schools eligible to join the ASD next school year. These six school communities will participate in the ASD’s new community input process to determine whether they will join the district in 2016.

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ASD Community Input Update: Early Conversations and What’s Next

Over the past two weeks, I, along with members of the ASD team, had the privilege of talking to communities about the Community Input Process. As guests at meetings held by Stand for Children-Tennessee, Memphis LIFT, and the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO), we’ve had the opportunity to talk to students, parents, clergy, and other invested groups about their school choice options.

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From School Matching to Community Input

We worked with parents and stakeholders to create the new school conversion process, one that is designed to elevate the voice of parents in helping operators shape a model that will best serve a school community.

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