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Moratorium Sought On Achievement School District

Posted at 5:31 PM, Apr 14, 2016

Metro Nashville Public Schools has joined Shelby County officials in calling for the Achievement School District to discontinue takeovers of struggling schools.

According to reports, the Metro School Board approved a resolution on Tuesday seeking a moratorium on the ASD and asking the state to abolish the entity and replace it with a model like the Shelby County Innovation Zone.

The goal of the ASD has been to move the bottom five percent of schools in Tennessee to the top 25 percent in five years. The state-run district has been composed of 29 schools -- 27 in Memphis and two in Nashville -- and has about 10,000 students.

ASD officials have said the district had a slow start in its first two years, but that it had successful third-year results.