The Achievement School District bill passed during the 2016 General Assembly short session. At the heart of the legislation is the creation of a district, which will include five low-performing schools from around the state. The schools — yet to be named — could be turned over to for-profit charter operators.
The legislation was controversial, and the public waited for months to find out who would be named superintendent of the experiment. In March, the wait ended.
The State Board of Education named Eric Hall, former president and CEO of Community in Schools of North Carolina, superintendent for the Achievement School District.
In the latest episode of EdTalk, host Alex Granados talks with Hall about the job and his vision for the Achievement School District.