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December 5, 2018
McQueen: More school takeovers ‘most likely’ coming to Memphis and Nashville
Tennessee's outgoing education chief says she'll recommend more takeovers to the next governor, unless there's significant improvement.
November 7, 2018
University of Memphis runs the most segregated elementary school in the city. Will its middle school be more diverse?
That especially matters in Memphis, where schools are more segregated than they were in the 1970s.
September 11, 2018
Missing documents bring early end to investigation into improper grade changes in Memphis schools
The firm hired to investigate grade changing in Memphis schools gave up after determining that the paperwork needed to prove misconduct did not exist in…
July 23, 2018
Nashville organization drops $26,000 to support a single school board candidate in Memphis
TennesseeCAN spent more than $26,000 on behalf of candidate Michelle Robinson McKissack for mailed advertisements, phone calls, and texts in late June.
Follow the money
July 17, 2018
Here’s who is giving money to Memphis school board candidates — and not all of it is local
For the first time in four years, one school board candidate has attracted campaign money from groups outside the state interested in seeing changes in…
April 17, 2018
Memphis school board discusses dropping TNReady scores from teacher decisions after testing failures
The angry declarations came after two days of glitches in Tennessee testing including what the state called a “deliberate attack” on its testing vendor’s data center.
April 6, 2018
Here’s who’s running for Memphis school board in August
Fifteen people are vying for four seats on the Memphis school board. The election is Aug. 2.
April 3, 2018
Memphis district’s first academic plan since 2013 is out for review. Take a look
Shelby County Schools is aiming to present a finalized version of the plan at the board work session on April 17.
February 26, 2018
McQueen’s plan would interrupt Hopson’s for improving one Memphis school
The state's recommendation to close Hawkins Mill Elementary comes in the school's first year of a three-year improvement plan under Shelby County Schools.
December 8, 2017
Memphis orders a deeper probe into high school grade changes
Shelby County Schools is following up on a firm’s recommendation for additional investigation at high schools with a high number of grade changes.
It's not just the classroom
November 28, 2017
Disparities persist in how Memphis schools contract with businesses, study shows
Although black-owned businesses make up more than a third of the local construction industry, they were awarded less than 1 percent of school contracts.
November 10, 2017
Memphis philanthropists sponsor a trip to Indianapolis for school board members
Indianapolis’ school board has supported the transition to a “portfolio” model where district control is decentralized and various entities directly operate schools.
October 25, 2017
Thousands of Memphis families opt out of sharing contact info with charter schools
Now board members are left with a choice: hand over the rest of the names, or face a lawsuit from the state.
January 9, 2015
Shelby County teachers push back on new merit pay plan
A new performance-based pay plan concerns teachers who have lots of questions about its long-term implications.
September 15, 2014
University of Memphis losing students to fast-track teacher programs
The University of Memphis is losing education graduate students to alternative teacher certification programs, Teach for America and Memphis Teacher Residency, which offer an expedited path…
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