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Shelby County Board of Education
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.
January 29, 2019
Memphis board votes to close Gateway; embattled charter school will shutter in May, unless state board steps in.
Gateway University now has 10 calendar days to appeal to the state Board of Education.
Tennessee Votes 2018
July 12, 2018
Election Day is Thursday in Tennessee. Here’s where your candidates stand on education.
Chalkbeat asked candidates in four critical races about their positions on public education.
sending a message
August 21, 2017
Memphis school board leader wants to declare that ‘all are welcome here’
Teresa Jones wants the school board to officially go on the record and commit to protecting Shelby County Schools' undocumented students and their families.
August 3, 2017
Memphis school board picks a lawyer to help them scrutinize their superintendent’s contract
Herman Morris, who was the city’s top lawyer for six years, will act as interim legal counsel to the board.
April 17, 2017
How can Memphis schools reach long-term goals? One month at a time, say leaders
Working with two national groups, the Shelby County Board of Education identifies data-based priorities to monitor the district's long-term goals.
March 14, 2017
Debate over Sunday sports bumps vote on Memphis school tuition vouchers
About 40 Memphians made the seven-hour round trip drive to Nashville, only to have the voucher bill that rallied them delayed.
October 21, 2016
Teach Plus to end fellowship program in Memphis
Teach Plus has trained more than 100 fellows in Memphis since 2009 and has been led since 2015 by Miska Clay Bibbs, a school board member.
July 28, 2016
Here’s what two candidates say about Memphis schools in the district’s only contested school board race
Vying for the District 3 seat, incumbent Stephanie Love and challenge Sharon Fields answer Chalkbeat's questions heading into Election Day on Aug. 4.
July 19, 2016
Hopson recommends two alternative schools for vacant Carver High building
Under the proposal, about 300 students from MLK Transition and Southwest Prep academies would form a new school in the Carver building.
Leadership & Management
April 8, 2016
Shelby County’s only contested school board race to pit ASD critic against an employee
The only competitive race in Shelby County's school board election this August has strong ties to a state school turnaround initiative that the board does not oversee.
October 29, 2015
As Shelby County Schools seeks to expand ‘credit recovery,’ board reluctantly approves Pearson contract
The company will get $225,000 next year to help 15,000 students make up failed classes under a credit recovery policy that the district is asking the board to revise.
July 21, 2015
Shelby County school board approves three charter schools, denies one
Three charter operators whose requests to open schools in Memphis were rejected in May get the green light to move forward.
May 27, 2015
‘Memphis 13’ to be honored with historical school markers
More than half a century after 13 black first-graders pioneered integration of schools in Memphis, historic markers will go up in their honor at the four schools they attended.
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