Tennessee’s Achievement School District Intervention of Last Resort for Low Performing Schools

As mentioned earlier this week, Tennessee, along with 19 other states, have submitted their final Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans to the U.S. Department of Education and the people at Betsy DeVos, Inc. have 120 days to respond. In this Chalkbeat Tennessee article, we learn that the Achievement School District (ASD) will remain a thing in Tennessee. Schools performing in the bottom 5% will continue … Continue reading Tennessee’s Achievement School District Intervention of Last Resort for Low Performing Schools

Why is Tennessee’s Education Commish Blasting the Achievement School District?

Earlier this week we received reports of Commissioner Candice McQueen’s unhappiness with the Achievement School District, calling its results ’embarrassing’ and basically, a waste of money. Admittedly, anyone would be hard pressed to debate results coming out of the embattled state agency of last resort for perennially failing schools. A 15% success rate is nothing to write home about. Especially since the ASD is responsible … Continue reading Why is Tennessee’s Education Commish Blasting the Achievement School District?