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Dorsey E. Hopson
who is in charge
September 25, 2018
School turnaround leader promoted to oversee all academics in Memphis schools
After nearly two years without an academic chief, Shelby County Schools has promoted its assistant superintendent of low-performing schools to the position.
February 14, 2018
Hopson tightens who can revise student transcripts in response to grade changing in Memphis
Superintendent Dorsey Hopson responds to state education officials in a letter outlining his plan of action to improper grade-changing at some Memphis high schools.
January 4, 2018
Grade changing at some Memphis schools prompts state order for more audits
In her sternest comments yet on the widening Memphis scandal, Tennessee's education chief calls findings of the recent grading investigation “extremely troubling.”
December 14, 2017
We read all 279 pages of reports about grade changes in Memphis. Here are five big takeaways.
Reports detailing how grades were falsified at one school open the door to look at the scope of grade-changing at other Memphis high schools. Here are the highlights.
December 13, 2017
Hopson says more firings possible as investigators dig deeper into Memphis grade changing
The superintendent also brings up the possibility of a criminal investigation into an emerging scandal that began with Trezevant High School.
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 28, 2017
In Memphis, two competing school districts came together to learn how to play nice. It didn’t work.
A philanthropically funded effort to forge a peace treaty halted in May when the two sides weren't able to agree to terms, according to emails obtained by Chalkbeat.
August 7, 2017
Memphis students are back in school. Here are seven things to know about the upcoming year.
Many changes are at play across Shelby County Schools, Tennessee’s largest district.
on the table
May 2, 2017
Germantown offers much more to buy three Shelby County schools — this time in person
Leaders from both districts met to discuss for the first time the potential sale of three schools. Germantown officials say they would spend at least $25 million.
February 21, 2017
Ramirez resigns as academics chief for Shelby County Schools
In a letter emailed to her colleagues, Heidi Ramirez says she is leaving her job “to be closer to loved ones and take on new challenges.”
December 6, 2016
Hopson warns of ‘disheartening’ TNReady scores while board orders hearings on closing schools
Shelby County's superintendent says the soon-to-be-released scores should galvanize the district to address "underutilized, poor-performing schools."
November 29, 2016
Vote on Memphis school closures, construction won’t come until new year
Board members agreed that more time is needed for community discussion on the superintendent's proposal to close seven schools and build three others.
November 17, 2016
Did Hopson jump the gun on proposing more school closures? Some Memphians think so.
The chief of Shelby County Schools announced his proposal ahead of releasing reports intended to guide major decisions about the district's future.
October 11, 2016
Memphis teachers likely won’t see raises in their paychecks until late November, at least
It’s three months into the school year, and Memphis teachers still aren’t seeing the 3 percent raise promised to top educators working for Shelby County Schools.
December 11, 2013
Superintendent Hopson addresses planned school closures in Memphis
Shelby County's superintendent Dorsey E. Hopson, II addressed concerns about planned school closures in Memphis today in a letter addressed to the public.
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