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Rise & Shine: SCS officials propose retaining more than 1,000 students from suburbs

From last night’s Shelby County school board meeting:

  • Shelby County administrators’ proposal calls for keeping control of some suburban schools. (Commercial Appeal)
  • The proposal would reverse suburban districts’ plans to retain students living in unincorporated areas and the Memphis reserve. (Memphis Daily News)
  • School board members will decide whether to approve the plan early next week; read the full plan. (Chalkbeat TN Scribd)
  • Germantown’s mayor criticized the plan, which would keep three Germantown schools in SCS. (WMCTV, My Fox Memphis)
  • Part of Shelby County’s rationale: more than 60% of students at the schools live in Memphis city limits. (WREG)
  • Shelby County school board member voiced concerned about losing staff in addition to predicted $52 million. (WREG)
  • Les Smith: Talk of settlement in merger dispute is “as close to a possible truce as we’ve ever heard.” (My Fox Memphis)

In other news:

  • Across the country, there’s still some support for corporal punishment even after places like Shelby County have banned it. (Education Week)
  • A proposed audit of Metro Nashville Public Schools moved a step forward yesterday amid budget concerns. (Tennessean)
  • Nashville’s director of schools recommended a plan to expand the MLK magnet school last night. (Tennessean)

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