Commissioner Laurie Cardoza-Moore says some books should be pulled from shelves statewide
Administrator says there are likely thousands more beyond the district’s current count
Process calls for gathering input from the public, educators, nonprofits, and business leaders
Amid leadership turnover and controversy, Memphis-Shelby County Schools board Chair Althea Greene wants to keep the focus on students.
Treating and paying teachers better, supporting student mental health, reinforcing reading would help
Though he offered few specifics, Lee said he plans to build on his education agenda of the last four years
As the Memphis-Shelby County Schools board begins its superintendent search, the Memphis LIFT assembles a new task force to gather parent input.
Memphis’ two teachers unions disagree on whether to resume negotiations with the district
Yolanda Martin is the second district official in recent weeks to be placed on administrative leave
Results contrast with gains on state exam; racial disparities persist
Grim results come in spite of early pandemic investments in tutoring and summer learning
The commission’s decision upholds MSCS’ decision earlier this year to deny the applications for Binghampton Community School and Tennessee Volunteer Military Academy.
The community activist and former educator replaces longtime MSCS board member Miska Clay Bibbs, who left the board in August after winning election to the Shelby County Commission

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The recommendations uphold MSCS’ decision earlier this year to reject applications for Binghampton Community School and Tennessee Volunteer Military Academy
Candidates hold widely divergent views on charter schools, vouchers, book bans, and third-grade retention
Students fear closure, being separated from their friends if Germantown schools leave MSCS
The appointee will join the board as it embarks on its first national superintendent search in over a decade
New chair says she wants to get new members up to speed on the process
Su Casa Preschool aims to provide quality early childhood education to Spanish-speaking immigrant children
Selection comes at a pivotal time, as the search for a new superintendent begins
Written feedback runs counter to public comments delivered in person
Laurie Cardoza-Moore’s term extension comes as the commission’s work expands.
She would become the third school board member to pursue higher office this year
Tell us what qualities, experiences matter most to you in the next leader of Tennessee’s largest district
Plaintiffs challenge speedy rollout, among other things
John Barker, deputy superintendent for strategic operations and finance, will remain on leave pending the outcome of an investigation
Strickland argues that parents and families have ‘allowed’ thousands of teens to skip or drop out of school
Some balk over state guidance suggesting that they catalog their classroom collections
A ‘number cruncher’ who isn’t expected to seek the job on a permanent basis
‘I’m ready to share our stories,’ says Melissa Collins, the state’s new chief education ambassador
Schwinn cites uneven participation rates of students taking state TCAP tests
MSCS board chair says investigation into Ray is now at a point where “the board and the public must be reengaged regarding the status of this issue”
In an interview with Chalkbeat, Antonio Burt reflects on his tenure so far and his vision for this year and beyond
Nearly half of the district’s schools also earn individual Level 5 marks, a sign of recovery from pandemic