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April 23, 2015
Hopson to propose benefits changes for some retirees of Shelby County Schools
The superintendent of Shelby County Schools says he will ask the Board of Education to end health insurance benefits for district retirees ages 65 or older to help reduce pension obligations.
March 24, 2015
Hopson postpones teacher pay-for-performance proposal
Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson scraps a proposal to reward teachers next school year based on their performance in the classroom.
February 8, 2015
For south Memphis neighborhood, proposed school closings represent another blow
Feeling battered and bruised by school closings and more proposed closures, parents and teachers in southwest Memphis plan to voice their frustrations this week.
December 31, 2014
Best of 2014: Colocation presents hurdles, opportunities
The ending of colocation with ASD schools stands to be the next battle in the enrollment war that's engulfed Memphis in recent years.
October 28, 2014
Hopson wants to expand iZone, board member seeks ASD moratorium
Hopson will meet with state Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman Wednesday and plans to discuss the ASD takeover process.
June 12, 2014
8 things to know about Lakeland and its new superintendent
Dr. Ted Horrell was hired as the first superintendent of the Lakeland School System in January. Horell sat down with Chalkbeat to discuss his career, the challenges of starting a district from scratch and what people misunderstand about the new Lakeland district.
March 28, 2014
Westhaven community continues to fight for school after closings decision
A month after the Shelby County school board voted to close Westhaven Elementary School and request funds to build a new school in their area, school community members continue to organize to keep their school's staff and students together and to ensure that the new building gets built.
February 7, 2014
Plans to close Memphis schools touch off protests and draw attention to deep-rooted concerns
This winter, Shelby County Schools' plan to close as many as 13 of its schools has become a flashpoint for long-running frustrations about public investment in low-income black communities and ongoing changes to local and state school policy.
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