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Tenn. Picks Charter Expert to Fix Failing Schools

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Gov. Bill Haslam has named Texas charter school operator Chris Barbic to head Tennessee's new special school district for failing schools. The new Achievement School District will take over four schools in Memphis and one in Chattanooga this fall, and will likely grow. Barbic, a Teach for America alum, founded Houston-based YES Prep Public Schools in 1998. YES Prep now serves 4,200 students.

Vol. 30, Issue 31, Page 4

Published in Print: May 18, 2011, as Tenn. Picks Charter Expert to Fix Failing Schools
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