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Document Number: 10713

Redefining the School District in Tennessee - Relatively new, statewide recovery school districts represent another effort to turnaround bad schools. This paper from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute looks at Tennessee's Achievement School District (ASD). Created with Race to the Top funds won in 2010, ASD runs some school directly and uses charters for others. The goal is to take schools at the bottom 5% and turn them to top 25% in five years. (Nelson Smith, Thomas B. Fordham Institute, April 2013)...

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