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January 15, 2019
‘There was an intent to cover up’: Behind the push to close Gateway University Charter School
For the first time, Shelby County Schools is speaking publically about its recommendation to close a charter high school.
November 27, 2018
Public will weigh in as district recommends closing one charter school, renewing three
This isn’t the first time City University’s school for boys has been in danger of closing.
November 20, 2018
Hopson is stepping down from leading Memphis schools. What happens now?
Next steps for Shelby County board members include naming an interim leader and getting a superintendent search underway.
November 8, 2018
Memphis leader of Teach for America stepping down this spring
Athena Palmer was in the first cohort of 48 Teach for America recruits to Memphis in 2006 and took over as executive director in 2010.
September 21, 2018
Memphis moves from problem child to poster child on Tennessee’s new school improvement list
The city got encouraging news on Friday as fewer of its schools landed on Tennessee's newest list of troubled "priority schools."
August 21, 2018
Memphis board approves the opening of nine charter schools in 2019
That would bring the number of charter schools in Tennessee’s largest district to 63 — far and away the most in the state.
August 16, 2018
Memphis Catholic schools and three other applicants one step closer to becoming charters
Memphis could be home to nine more charter schools next fall, which would bring the district to 63 schools in total.
July 30, 2018
Six Memphis Catholic schools would convert to charters under revised application
After seeking to be the largest charter school operator in Memphis, a new organization hoping to convert Catholic schools to public ones is scaling back.
June 26, 2018
Memphis charter school closes after one year because of issues with nonprofit status, enrollment
Legacy Leadership Academy leaders decided to close the elementary school due to low enrollment and issues with the charter organization's nonprofit status.
February 2, 2018
Here are seven Memphis charter schools in danger of closing
Under a new accountability system for charter schools, those scoring low on Shelby County Schools' scorecard automatically begin a review process.
Looking for bright spots
August 30, 2017
Memphis high schools see lowest scores rise, but few students are passing
Memphis high schoolers who are failing state tests are improving in most subjects — one of a few silver linings amid mostly gloomy results for Shelby County Schools.
August 22, 2017
Smaller cohort of charter schools to open in Memphis in 2018
The school board's vote comes just months after the district overhauled its charter school office to strengthen oversight of the growing sector.
August 8, 2017
Inner circle: Here’s who Superintendent Hopson leans on to lead Memphis schools
The 11-member leadership team helps to oversee Tennessee's largest district in one of the most challenging education landscapes in America.
April 12, 2017
Former Indianapolis principal hired to overhaul Memphis charter school office
Daphnè Robinson most recently led a charter school in Indianapolis and is the wife of the Memphis Education Fund's new CEO.
February 22, 2017
Memphis charter office seeks to double in size to keep up with growing sector
The additional hires show how Shelby County Schools is seeking to bolster its oversight of the burgeoning sector.
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