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Updated May 1, 2019
Tennessee legislature approves compromise voucher proposal aimed at Memphis, Nashville
Gov. Bill Lee plans to sign compromise legislation affecting students and districts in Tennessee’s two largest cities.
May 1, 2019
Lawmakers negotiating Tennessee vouchers include strong ties to private, home school
Here are the education backgrounds of conference committee members seeking to reconcile two voucher bills.
April 5, 2019
Is Tennessee governor’s voucher plan in trouble? Senate leader says it needs work.
Sen. Dolores Gresham is working on another version of the bill that has early momentum in the House but raises significant concerns for her chamber.
April 17, 2017
New coalition asks Memphis mayor to pump $10 million into education
The city needs to get back in the business of funding public education, says a diverse group of stakeholders in an April 13 letter to Mayor Jim Strickland.
November 16, 2016
Criticized for how they closed troubled charter schools, Memphis leaders have a new plan
The proposal reflects an effort by Tennessee’s largest charter authorizer to respond to state and local cries for clearer rules to guide its oversight of charter schools.
March 10, 2016
Tennessee’s state-run school turnaround district poised to escape lawmakers’ intervention — again
Only two of seven bills related to the state-run Achievement School District appear to still be in play in this year's legislative session. Both are watered down.
February 26, 2014
Shelby County School Board votes to close 10 schools at charged meeting
After nearly a year of planning, two months of intense community engagement, and four hours of meeting, it became official: Shelby County Schools will close 10 schools in Memphis before the 2014-15 school year, in the largest single school round of closures in the city's recent history.
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