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15 hours ago
What the 2019 National Teacher of the Year told Memphis educators must happen if they want to reduce suspensions
“Relationships are the key determinant in changing student behaviors,” superintendent Joris Ray said after the event.
1 day ago
Scenes from a Memphis job fair: How one veteran teacher is struggling to return to the kindergarten classroom
Ninety-seven percent of district positions are already spoken for. But like every year, a few positions in every grade and almost every subject remain open.
3 days ago
Rise & Shine: Tennessee school turnaround models either haven’t worked or are stalling out
LIMITS OF REFORM New research deals yet another blow to the credibility of the Achievement School District, the most radical reform strategy in a state…
July 16, 2019
Rise & Shine: Why one Memphis principal reads bedtime stories to students via Facebook Live
BEDTIME STORIES Here’s what one Memphis teacher who uses Facebook Live to read bedtime stories to his students had to say about how a jar…
July 15, 2019
Study: For toddlers, video-chatting can’t replace in-person, supportive learning
“At the age of two, they need adults — not just screens — to help them understand how screens work,” the lead author of the study said.
July 10, 2019
Tell us about your experience with busing in Memphis schools
Memphis schools used busing in an attempt to create integrated schools under a court-ordered desegregation plan that went into effect in 1973.
July 10, 2019
Rise & Shine: Can ‘growth’ data push parents to more integrated schools?
TOWARD INTEGRATION New research suggests that providing parents with a different menu of information could nudge them to choose schools or districts they otherwise might not…
July 8, 2019
Tennessee hopes fears of religious indoctrination will diminish with new social studies standards
New social studies standards will soon reach Tennessee classrooms. Here’s what they’ll mean for students, teachers.
July 2, 2019
Tennessee’s summer reading camps are popular, getting results — and in peril
Federal funding has dried up for the popular program now serving 9,000 students in two-thirds of the state's school districts.
June 26, 2019
Shelby County Schools rejects 11 Memphis charter school applications
The denials at Tuesday night’s board meeting were not unexpected.
June 21, 2019
Hands-on learning drives teachers and students at the only Montessori school in Tennessee’s turnaround district
At a time when many educators are focused on facts, metrics and standards, Montessori schools are focused on hands-on practice.
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