Mid-South News
5:18 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

TN Wants To Prove Failing Schools Can Be Turned Around Quickly

The State of Tennessee is running day-to-day operations at Corning Elementary and two other schools in Frayser.

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!”

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.

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Mid-South News
2:04 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Doors Open At Three State-Run Schools In Memphis

A rock-climbing wall was one of the attractions set up for the Achievement School District picnic in Frayser.

Tennessee’s new Achievement School District kicked off the year with a party. In the parking lot beside Frayser Elementary School, kids danced, slid on slides, and bounced in inflated houses. There was even a rock-climbing wall and laser-tag.

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