Director Ron Zimmer's research on Achievement School Districts referenced in New York Times Magazine

Midway through Casey Parks September 2021 longform piece The Tragedy of America’s Rural Schools in the Education Issue of the New York Times magazine, these words, "....Obama’s Race to the Top contest to design their Achievement School District, researchers found that schools in the turnaround program did not improve after six years," link to a report for Vanderbilt University that Director Ron Zimmer was a co-author of. The report: School Turnaround in Tennessee: Insights After Six Years of Reform investigates the effectiveness of school reform programs: Achievement School District (ASD) and Innovation Zones (iZones) tried in Tennessee with limited success.