Aspire Memphis’ future in question as board weighs paths forward

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Published: November 06, 2018 9:06 PM CT
<strong>Aspire's Hanley Elementary is located in Orange Mound, a historic black community in Memphis.</strong> (Micaela Watts/Chalkbeat)

Aspire's Hanley Elementary is located in Orange Mound, a historic black community in Memphis. (Micaela Watts/Chalkbeat)

Facing a roughly $2 million operating deficit and lagging academic progress, a California-based charter organization that runs four schools in Memphis is reconsidering its future in the city – even floating the possibility of pulling out of the area altogether.

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