The Whitehaven Empowerment Zone is a prime example of Shelby County School District’s ability to turn low-performing schools in the right direction, and it wants to make the Empowerment Zone official. Once an official entity, the state-run Achievement School District would be unable to take over the zone. The Whitehaven Empowerment Zone has helped students tremendously by making after-school tutoring mandatory for students who may struggle.
“We don’t want to wait until they get to the takeover stage. We want to be aggressive with the intervention.”
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