Achievement School District http://wknofm.org en Radio Roundtable: The Achievement School District http://wknofm.org/post/radio-roundtable-achievement-school-district <p>This week on the <em>Behind the Headlines</em> Radio Roundtable, the panel takes a look at the Achievement School District and some of the progress that it has made in the past year.</p><p>Host Eric Barnes, publisher of the <a href="http://memphisdailynews.com"><em>Memphis Daily News</em></a>, is joined this week by panelists Chris Barbic, <a href="http://www.achievementschooldistrict.org/team/chris-barbic/">Superintendent of the Achievement School District</a>, and Eleanor Boudreau of WKNO-FM.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 23:16:54 +0000 Justin Willingham 27152 at http://wknofm.org Radio Roundtable: The Achievement School District Radio Roundtable: School Vouchers For Charter And Private Schools? http://wknofm.org/post/radio-roundtable-school-vouchers-charter-and-private-schools <p>This week on the <em>Behind the Headlines</em> Radio Roundtable, the panel discusses creating a school voucher or scholarship program for charter and private schools in Tennessee, and the potential consequences for public education in the state.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:03:02 +0000 Justin Willingham 26421 at http://wknofm.org Radio Roundtable: School Vouchers For Charter And Private Schools? TN Wants To Prove Failing Schools Can Be Turned Around Quickly http://wknofm.org/post/tn-wants-prove-failing-schools-can-be-turned-around-quickly <p></p><p>At Corning Elementary in Frayser, a group of kindergarteners gathered around their teacher Erica Allen. As they all clapped in rhythm, Allen asked her young students to read the word on a card she was holding. They chanted, “Can! Can! Can!”</p><p>The kindergarteners don’t remember this, but last year Corning was run by Memphis City Schools, and the school’s average score on the state’s TCAP exam was an F.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 23:18:00 +0000 Eleanor Boudreau 23032 at http://wknofm.org TN Wants To Prove Failing Schools Can Be Turned Around Quickly New State-Run School District Is Facing An Old Problem http://wknofm.org/post/new-state-run-school-district-facing-old-problem <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Come August, the state will be calling the shots at Frayser Elementary, Corning Elementary, and Westside Middle. The schools are the first to be announced in Tennessee&rsquo;s Achievement School District. The achievement district was created as a part of the state&rsquo;s application to get federal &ldquo;Race to the Top&rdquo; money and it is a state-run district for low performing schools.</p><p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:24:57 +0000 Eleanor Boudreau 11521 at http://wknofm.org New State-Run School District Is Facing An Old Problem