Toni Williams addresses key constituencies in reviewing district’s progress, priorities
Advisory committee members critique transparency, but board Chair Althea Greene says she wants to ‘avoid a popularity contest.’
The measure would widen reading test criteria for retention but keep the state in control of those decisions.
Board’s academic committee considers ways to ease impact of reading law, including offering retests and eliminating time limits.
From students with disabilities to schools serving disadvantaged students, ‘there’s just a lot of uncertainty’

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Michele Phillips, a Memphis-based leader of the group, says ‘we’re sticking to our script’ on emphasizing lessons of history, but Tennessee law has had a ‘chilling effect’
Sponsors want recently launched pilot program to add Hamilton County Schools
Schwinn says salary leap would be ‘game changer’ to recruit and retain educators
Summer camps and tutoring are popular, but holding students back because of a test score is not
A video showing Tyre Nichols being brutalized by police led at least one Black teen protester to say, “I feel unsafe with the police now.”
The quest for education equity must be motivated by the reality that the workforce will rely heavily on people who aren’t white
Mayoral hopeful sees herself as a leader who can get district, city, and county to work together
Timeline calls for naming the next leader of Tennessee’s largest school district by April
Third grade retention policy, private school vouchers, and a teacher shortage are among the priorities
Three-year-old legal battle continues, even as applications are approved
The bigger objective of improving pre-K: Containing the pandemic’s long-term impact on children and their education in Tennessee’s largest school district.
Sale price is $3.3 million; Millington will also pay for E.A. Harrold Elementary site
Nonprofit giant becomes an influential force in early childhood workforce training
Commissioner Miska Clay-Bibbs: ‘We’re really here to solve the issue of 1,800 kids who are about to be displaced’
The first of several votes to end dispute and clear the way for construction of a new high school
Democrats say it’s bad policy to expand a ‘pilot’ program that just launched
Supporters of Whitehaven High Principal Vincent Hunter sing his praises at community meeting
MSCS unions disagree over whether the district should sign the pending contract or start afresh.
Votes on two other schools recommended for closure are delayed amid lawsuit against district