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January 9, 2019
Memphis principal demoted over grade changes will not be reinstated
The dispute between the district and Smith boils down to how principals show evidence of changes to student grades.
September 26, 2018
These Memphis schools now risk a state takeover
A look at the state’s new criteria for when to step in to improve schools provides some clues about which ones are under consideration.
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 31, 2018
How ‘central office’ in Memphis is taking on a new meaning under Sharon Griffin
A year after becoming the first chief of schools, Griffin is working to make central office more responsive to needs of schools rather than imposing top-down mandates.
January 30, 2018
Memphis high school principal demoted over improper grade changes
In new details released Tuesday, district officials say the principal gave her password to an employee, who then changed report card grades without justification.
January 10, 2018
Students walk out of Memphis high school to protest principal’s suspension amid grade-tampering probe
Almost 200 students walk out of class at Hamilton High School and ask for answers to questions about their school's leadership.
December 19, 2017
Hopson halts ‘grade floors’ as second Memphis high school implicated in grade-changing probe
The developments reflect the widening scope of an investigation into allegations of falsified grades at Memphis high schools.
August 9, 2016
Can school closures boost academic achievement? Memphis school leaders track students to find out
Leaders for Tennessee's largest district want to make school closures more about boosting academic achievement than cutting costs.
November 30, 2015
How a Memphis lawmaker quietly passed a law that may have kept your school from state takeover
The state's youngest legislator, Rep. Raumesh Akbari shepherded into law a new policy that has had a major impact on schools in Memphis and Nashville. Here's how.
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