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Four schools in the ASD to receive $3.3 million in statewide competitive grant funds to implement turn-around strategies

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ASD is only school district in West Tennessee to receive grants which will be awarded over three years; four of ten (4 of 10) schools awarded are with the ASD

(December 3, 2018)

Memphis, Tennessee – The Achievement School District (ASD) received a tremendous lift today from the Tennessee Department of Education.

Commissioner Candice McQueen today announced the awarding of $8.25 million in Priority School grants to ten schools across the state over the next three years.  These competitive grants are aligned with the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan and district plans to support overall school improvement through the levers of strong leadership, talent management, effective instruction, and student support.

Assistant commissioner for school turnaround and chief of the ASD, Dr. Sharon Griffin remarked, “Having four of our schools to make it through this extremely competitive statewide process is a tremendous accomplishment for our district and our operators.” She continued, “It’s even more impressive to know that we are the one school district in West Tennessee to have schools that were approved.”

Individually awarded schools will receive $275,000 per year over three years.  This amounts to $825,000 for each school and an overall $3.3 million dollars for schools in the ASD.

Dr. Griffin emphasized, “These funds will help us to implement strategies to support our students. In the end, that’s who it’s all about – our students.”

The ASD schools that received the awarded as listed below:

  • Georgian Hills Achievement Elementary School, Achievement School District
  • LEAD Neely’s Bend Middle School, Achievement School District
  • Libertas at Brookmeade, Achievement School District
  • Memphis Scholars Raleigh Egypt, Achievement School District

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