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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.
December 12, 2018
District chief Joris Ray named Memphis schools’ interim leader
Joris Ray, who started his 22-year career as a teacher in Memphis schools, will be the interim superintendent for Shelby County Schools. The school board…
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.
Back to school
July 24, 2018
More Memphis students are registering before school starts, as outreach efforts bear fruit
“We’ve been trying to meet parents where they’re at,” Joris Ray told Chalkbeat. “Our principals and teachers took ownership of registration.”
beyond high school
May 9, 2018
Here’s where you can find new workforce training classes in Memphis
Altogether, the district have about 180 courses to attract more students to its programs.
Summer learning academy
February 28, 2018
Better reading and math scores mean more Memphis students can attend this summer program
Superintendent Dorsey Hopson's Summer Learning Academy will be open to 10,000 students in almost 50 sites across the city.
September 26, 2017
Most Memphis students who went to district’s first summer academy show early growth
Students in every grade level of Shelby County Schools’ first summer academy grew in math and reading skills over the summer months, district leaders announced.
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