The quest for education equity must be motivated by the reality that the workforce will rely heavily on people who aren’t white
Advisory panel member cites concerns that process ‘feels rushed’
Mayoral hopeful sees herself as a leader who can get district, city, and county to work together
Community panel advising Memphis-Shelby County Schools on superintendent search sets first public meeting
School board identifies four firms that applied to head the search
Democrats call the proposal ‘a step in the wrong direction’
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
Tennessee textbook panel says it’s ill-equipped for possible onslaught of appeals over library materials
New censorship law was essentially an unfunded mandate
Nine-year transition means thousands of current students won’t be displaced
Nonprofit giant becomes an influential force in early childhood workforce training
Shelby County Commission vote brings Germantown closer to controlling its elementary and middle schools
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
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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
Deal calls for a multiyear transition for affected families
American Classical files letters of intent in five counties
No disaster, says one expert, but ‘there will be some small effect on student learning’
New timeline calls for choosing the next leader by April 2023
Pearl-Cohn and other academies provide a model for Chicago and others seeking to expand career and technical education
The vote to allow Believe to add K-3 went against the recommendation of district administrators, who raised concerns about the school’s academic performance
State considers eligibility criteria that could exclude student poverty levels
Opposing attorneys say they may appeal to a higher court
One leader retires, another resigns after investigations into complaints
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
Memphis school board chair aims to rebuild trust, focus on academics as superintendent search starts
Amid leadership turnover and controversy, Memphis-Shelby County Schools board Chair Althea Greene wants to keep the focus on students.
Gov. Bill Lee wants to ‘make the most of the next four years’ on education. Here are ideas from Tennesseans.
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.
The board hopes to have someone in place by the end of the school year.
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
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