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December 10, 2018
Hopson will leave a blueprint to consolidate more schools. Here’s what you need to know.
If trends hold true for Hopson’s final recommendations, four schools would be at the top of the list for consolidation.
November 27, 2018
Memphis school board considers asking lawmakers to drop TNReady testing
The panel has sharply criticized the state for its failure to implement a reliable online test, but until now has stopped short of asking lawmakers to eliminate it.
November 21, 2018
Hopson was the ‘right leader for a fragile time,’ Memphians say. The city reflects on his five years at the helm of local schools
Dorsey Hopson is leaving the district better than he found it, he told reporters in a crowded conference room on Tuesday as he announced his resignation.
November 20, 2018
Memphis schools chief Dorsey Hopson calls his work ‘a remarkable journey,’ but seeks new career at health care giant
Prior to his departure, the school board expects to name an interim before the district breaks for the winter holidays, giving the panel time to seek a permanent replacement, said board chair Shante Avant.
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.
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November 20, 2018
Dorsey Hopson leaving Shelby County Schools, sources say
Rumors of Hopson’s departure have been flying for months and he said as recently as early October he had no intention of leaving, saying he was “excited about our momentum.”
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November 19, 2018
Who will be Tennessee’s next education chief? Gov.-elect Bill Lee is getting lots of advice
The Republican businessman is looking for the right fit to lead his vision for Tennessee schools.
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November 14, 2018
Memphis board looks for a better way to grade its top education chief
Consultant: As district strives to meet its goal for 2025 to prepare students for beyond high school, effectively evaluating those at the top will become more critical.
October 25, 2018
Griffin: ‘Students who live in poverty should learn in luxury,’ but state-run schools are far from luxurious
Many Memphis schools are in need of better environments, but schools in Tennessee's lowest performing district are too low in priority for building repairs, said Sharon Griffin.
October 15, 2018
Memphis teacher groups want annual pay raises and more say in how they teach their students
If educators vote to negotiate, it will be the first negotiation for the Memphis school district since 2015, and the first since the city’s teacher group split into two.
October 3, 2018
Memphis schools superintendent backs Republican Bill Lee for governor
Dorsey Hopson’s endorsement is the first for the Memphis education leader, who was also superintendent when Gov. Bill Haslam ran for re-election in 2014.
September 11, 2018
Missing documents bring early end to investigation into improper grade changes in Memphis schools
The firm hired to investigate grade changing in Memphis schools gave up after determining that the paperwork needed to prove misconduct did not exist in…
September 10, 2018
Rat invasion sends 800 Memphis students to three nearby schools
Ninth and 10th grade students will be split from juniors and seniors. Some special education students will go to another high school.
August 31, 2018
How one Memphis school is grappling to attract high-achieving students while also educating those left behind
Historic East High School is home to a new academy providing technical education with an emphasis on transportation skills.
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.
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