Caroline Bauman, Chalkbeat

Caroline Bauman

Chalkbeat

Memphis, TN, United States

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What would you tell education leaders about the Achievement School District? We want to hear from you.

Chalkbeat Tennessee wants to know – what are your thoughts on the future of the Achievement School District, which is now in its eighth school year? → Read More

Some schools may exit Tennessee’s struggling Achievement School District next year. But who will run them?

For the first time, three schools in Tennessee’s turnaround district have shown enough improvement to be eligible to leave. But because no schools have ever exited the eight-year-old district, no one is exactly sure how that should happen — not even state officials or lawmakers. → Read More

Crosstown High School loses principal after student walkout – its second principal to go in two years

The removal of the school’s second leader in its two-year history came as a surprise to some parents on Monday. It also hints at deeper issues as Crosstown High School. → Read More

Memphis community college to end its relationship with embattled Southwest Early College High School

Southwest Community College is severing ties with a charter school that promised its students that they could earn an associate degree and evicting the school from its campus. → Read More

Memphis community college to end its relationship with embattled Southwest Early College High School

Southwest Community College is severing ties with a charter school that promised its students that they could earn an associate degree and evicting the school from its campus. → Read More

How this award-winning educator creates a classroom inside the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Kate Renner’s classroom is a majestic building in the middle of a Memphis’ Overton Park. It has marbled hallways and art hanging from every wall. → Read More

Here are the people who will shape Shelby County’s unprecedented collaboration on early childhood

First 8, which aims to prepare children for kindergarten, was created as the fiscal agent to oversee public dollars for early education efforts and to leverage private funding as well. Its 13 board members will be in charge of distributing funds, as well as shaping the vision of the new entity. → Read More

Before making big changes, Tennessee plans seven community hearings on the future of school turnaround

As the future of Tennessee’s state-run turnaround district hangs in question, the State Department of Education is planning seven meetings to get feedback on its work with struggling schools from parents, teachers, and their communities. → Read More

As district readies to release investigation, embattled Memphis charter school tells a different story

Southwest Early College High School administrators — seeking to push back on the narrative that the school year is off to a chaotic start — invited journalists to speak with parents Tuesday and see the school in action. → Read More

Is new life in Memphis coming for closed Carnes Elementary School and Northside High School?

Two historic Memphis schools – Carnes Elementary School and Northside High School – could be reborn as a charter school and a small business incubator, respectively, pending board approval. → Read More

Is new life in Memphis coming for closed Carnes Elementary School and Northside High School?

Two historic Memphis schools – Carnes Elementary School and Northside High School – could be reborn as a charter school and a small business incubator, respectively, pending board approval. → Read More

How a Memphis state-run school improved math scores 9 percentage points in one year

In math, Cornerstone Prep Denver’s student achievement is the highest of all 30 schools in the Achievement School District, the district of charter schools tasked with turning around Tennessee’s lowest-performing schools. → Read More

Porter-Leath announces partnership with University of Memphis as part major early childhood expansion

A Memphis prekindergarten giant plans to build three new childcare academies over the next three years – and announced Thursday that one of them will be in partnership with the University of Memphis. → Read More

What you should know as the 2019 Tennessee school year begins

From new leaders at the statehouse and Tennessee’s largest districts, to an uncertain future for the state’s turnaround district, and yet another change in testing – there are a lot of important details to keep track of as a new school year begins. → Read More

In a reversal, Memphis charter network to stay with Tennessee’s state district (for now)

Three weeks after Memphis charter network Freedom Prep announced it would pull its school from the state-run Achievement District, officials say they've reached a temporary agreement. → Read More

Tennessee asked top education leaders what it should do with its Achievement School District. Here’s what they said.

Education leaders from across the country – whose work is driven by the belief that low-performing schools can be turned around – had some advice for Tennessee schools chief Penny Schwinn. → Read More

Tennessee asked top education leaders what it should do with its Achievement School District. Here’s what they said.

Education leaders from across the country – whose work is driven by the belief that low-performing schools can be turned around – had some advice for Tennessee schools chief Penny Schwinn. → Read More

Ten new schools will open in Memphis this academic year, five have closed

This is the second consecutive year in which more charter schools than traditional district schools have shuttered. → Read More

Schwinn: No new schools will enter Tennessee’s turnaround district this year, but some may leave

Big changes will be coming to Tennessee’s Achievement School District within the next few months, the state’s education chief Penny Schwinn told Chalkbeat. → Read More

Tennessee school turnaround models ASD and iZone either haven’t worked or are stalling out, new research finds

The Achievement School District has not generated improvements to student achievement during any of the district’s first six years. The study also found that students in Shelby County Schools’ Innovation Zone stopped showing academic gains after the program’s first three years. → Read More