Nearly half of the district’s schools also earn individual Level 5 marks, a sign of recovery from pandemic
Over 100,000 Memphis-Shelby County Schools students and 6,000 teachers will return to classrooms on Monday. But the superintendent remains on leave.
Local governments in Nashville and Memphis failed to show that an injunction was warranted, the judges ruled
Six Memphis school board candidates reap donations from a political action committee intent on improving social and economic mobility in Shelby County.
Personnel records include evaluations of one of the women who worked under Ray at Memphis City Schools’ Office of Alternative Schools
Memphis board disregarded recommendation to deny Frayser network’s proposal, and instead approved Westside Middle School, which has an anti-racist theme.
Speedy voucher rollout draws hopeful families, more legal challenges
Lee meets with private school leaders, while his education chief acknowledges the timeline is ‘challenging’
The vacancies signal persistent teacher shortages in Memphis and across Tennessee and the nation
The legal move comes as the state prepares to officially relaunch the program
Twelve Memphians are competing for four openings on the MSCS board
Board names counsel to lead inquiry into whether Ray violated district policies on relationships with co-workers.
Gov. Bill Lee said the state will work “starting today” toward enrolling students.
The meeting comes less than a week after the board launched an external review of Ray
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Action follows reports about court filings alleging that Ray had adulterous relationships, possibly with current or former district employees
Lee says comments were taken out of context, but teacher groups say governor should have repudiated insults
Nearly 17% of Memphis students in grades 3-12 performed at or above grade-level expectations in math and English
Officials plan renovations and an addition to better accommodate special education and music programs
The proposed upgrades are part of an ongoing push to improve safety and security at Tennessee’s largest school district
Dismissing Jan. 6 probe, Tennessee governor says students should be taught attack was about ‘lawlessness’
Meanwhile, one education leader warns against sweeping history under the rug
District scales back its ambitions after coming up short in request for county funding
The court order marks another win for Gov. Bill Lee, but more legal challenges loom
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The four-year pact will boost base hourly wages to $15
Lee rejects universal background checks and banning gun equipment used in mass shootings
‘We have to do more,’ he says, but gun control isn’t on his list
Board rejects custodial contract over lingering questions
With more legal challenges pending, ‘there can’t be any steps going forward,’ Gov. Lee concedes
Critics of a 2021 permit-less carry law call again for limiting gun access
Over 25 Kingsbury parents, students, teachers, neighborhood residents, and community activists gathered Monday to voice their concerns about the school and discuss the path forward.
Cheers, frustrations, and promises to fight follow after Tennessee’s highest court overrules lower courts, clearing an obstacle to the state’s private school voucher law.
The proposed fiscal year 2023 budget would give teachers a 2% pay raise and $1,500 retention bonuses.
The ruling effectively endorses Gov. Bill Lee’s education savings account program, the signature legislation of his first year in office.
The $20 million center will centralize and strengthen the state’s 65 existing “grow your own” teacher preparation programs.
Memphis-Shelby County Schools wants a “fresh start” at Kingsbury High School. The community says it wants to be heard.
Jerica Phillips has served as the district’s top communications chief since 2020.
School districts across the nation have reported rising chronic absenteeism this school year, as in-person schooling resumed for the first time in over a year during the pandemic.
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