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August 30, 2019
Memphis teacher salary average dipped to 11th in the state. Negotiations to change that haven’t progressed.
Compensation was among the top priorities of the two Memphis groups representing licensed educators as they started negotiating a new agreement with district leaders.
Movers & shakers
August 13, 2019
Teach for America Memphis hires school board member as chief of staff
Miska Clay Bibbs, who was elected to the Shelby County Schools board in 2014, became the organization's chief of staff Monday.
February 28, 2019
Negotiations between Shelby County Schools and teacher organizations start Friday. Here’s who will be at the table and what to expect.
Teacher representatives and district leaders will first meet separately Friday to set priorities and strategize. A meeting with all negotiators present is expected later.
Leadership & Management
February 25, 2019
Former Memphis teacher Althea Greene named interim school board member by county commission
The newest member of the Shelby County Schools board will also be the only former educator in the group. The county commission unanimously appointed Althea…
January 3, 2019
District rehired former Memphis principal accused of planning to rig tests — then fired her six months later
Teacher advocates say Greer’s rehiring shows how the district finds ways to hold onto employees who have bad records.
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.
March 21, 2017
Teacher pay overhaul would establish merit pay, tackle salary inequities
The overhaul would take effect next school year using $10.7 million earmarked in Hopson’s proposed $945 million spending plan for 2017-18.
March 16, 2017
Hopson wants to raise teacher salaries, but who will get them is still under debate
The superintendent wants to base raises on teacher evaluations, but union leaders want some inequities in the compensation structure corrected first.
September 3, 2015
Tennessee and Memphis teachers unions are fighting — each other
A turf war brewing between the state and Memphis teachers unions spilled over into local educators’ inboxes Wednesday. In an unexpected move, the Tennessee Education…
July 2, 2015
Keith Williams ends 5-year tenure as Memphis teachers union president
Keith Williams ends his tenure as president of the Memphis-Shelby County Education Association, through which he has provided a fiery voice in behalf of 7,000 teachers.
June 3, 2014
Commission votes down pre-K proposal
The Shelby County Commission voted down a proposal to fund pre-K classrooms Monday. Commissioner Steve Mulroy wanted $2.8 million to restore funding for 26 pre-K…
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