A proposed contract, due for a board vote next week, would split the work among four vendors, including ServiceMaster Clean.
Crystal Johnson, an AP English teacher affectionately known as Miss CJ, was recently named a 2023 Educator of Excellence.
Johnson’s stroke, the second for a school board member in as many years, underscores the pressure of public service roles, said his pastor.
My experiences led me to fight for change for Tennessee teachers.
Building’s age has made cleanup more difficult, district officials said.
Chalkbeat Tennessee will keep you updated via text messages on important Memphis-Shelby County Schools board decisions every month.
Bren Elliott, a former Nashville school administrator, will oversee improvement efforts that encompass nearly 300 schools
The MSCS board has approved $108 million in expenses for the school, but the district hasn’t yet secured all the funds it needs.
Getting the right superintendent is a ‘humongous responsibility,’ says the longtime head of Latino Memphis.
Challenge to classroom censorship will continue, while fight against the state’s ban on payroll dues collection ends.
The state’s first choice dropped out after contract negotiations broke down.
More facts will be needed to determine whether the orders were constitutional, the ruling said.

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