The Tennessee Achievement School District, led by Malika Anderson, has a mission of creating quality educational options for Priority School students. Four years into its turnaround work, the ASD’s 29 schools in Memphis and two schools in Nashville serve more than 10,000 extraordinary students. The ASD structured its district around the portfolio strategy, and it has almost fully implemented many of the components. It is engaging in even deeper collaboration with charter and local district partners. The ASD has developed a school performance framework to assess its schools. It also has close partnerships with Teacher Town USA, an effort to build a robust talent pipeline for education in Memphis, and works in close partnership with community organizations to solicit parent voice about changes to local schools. The ASD is a member of state task forces on developing quality Pre-K programming and alignment with state higher education. (Updated March 2016)

Portfolio Snapshot Comparison
Tennessee ASD January 2016
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Good Options and Choices for All Families
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School Autonomy
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Pupil-Based Funding for All Schools
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Talent-Seeking Strategy
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Sources of Support for Schools
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Performance-Based Accountability for Schools
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Extensive Public Engagement
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