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Shelby County commissioners hone in on building needs, in first joint meeting with Memphis school board
In their first look at Shelby County Schools budget, county commissioners Wednesday night mostly wanted to hear about how the district plans to address its…
1 day ago
Tennessee governor huddles with school leaders in cities affected by his voucher proposal
In a closed-door meeting at the Capitol, Gov. Bill Lee hears from leaders in the five cities that would be affected by his voucher proposal.
April 11, 2019
The Memphis school board is divided on next steps for hiring a superintendent. Here’s what could happen.
About five months after former superintendent Dorsey Hopson announced he would step down, the school board is not much further in finding his replacement.
April 8, 2019
Memphis school board members disagree on how to pick next superintendent, decision on search firm delayed
Three Memphis school board members suggested ditching a national search for Shelby County Schools' next superintendent.
March 22, 2019
Here’s a first look into Memphis school budget priorities under Joris Ray
Even though the board is about to hire a national search firm to look for a new superintendent, Ray has not been shy about pushing through initiatives.
IN YOUR WORDS
March 18, 2019
We asked and you answered: Here’s what Memphians want in their next school leader
Chalkbeat asked its readers to weigh in with a survey on the issues most important to them in the next superintendent. About 50 people responded – a little more than half identified as Memphis educators.
March 5, 2019
Memphis school leaders consider proposal to hold back second-graders who can’t read
Interim superintendent Joris Ray said the policy would ensure what he calls “the third-grade guarantee.”
March 4, 2019
Four months into Memphis superintendent search, here’s a look at recent searches in Tennessee
The average length of recent superintendent searches for Tennessee’s largest districts was about 14 months.
February 20, 2019
Four candidates left make their case before commission for open Shelby County Schools board seat
Shelby County Commissioners will likely vote on a successor this Monday.
names are in
February 19, 2019
Ten apply for vacant seat on the Memphis school board, but six live outside of seat’s district
The appointee will fill the seat Teresa Jones vacated and would serve until the term expires in August 2020, not October as previously reported.
February 14, 2019
Memphis interim superintendent adds two cabinet-level positions in first month on the job
The shuffle suggests a leader planning to stick around. His contract gives him the “authority to organize, reorganize, and rearrange the central office.”
Raise your voice
February 13, 2019
Memphis, what do you want in your next school superintendent?
Let us know what you think is most important in the next superintendent.
February 7, 2019
‘I am the least among you,’ says Ray, vowing to put Memphis student needs first
Interim Superintendent Joris Ray gives a "State of Shelby County Schools" address the day after the school board approved his temporary contract.
chorus of support
February 6, 2019
Memphis school staff urge board to ‘stay with Ray’ as interim superintendent contract is set
The interim leader also appointed a new chief of staff and a deputy communications chief Wednesday.
January 29, 2019
Memphis school leaders take first step toward rezoning 19 schools and consolidating Hamilton schools into K-8
In the first of two required votes, the school board directed district staff on Tuesday to hold community meetings to gather input on parts of a massive facilities plan.
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