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Rise & Shine: Agreements with municipalities are just the start of the “unmerger”

  • Superintendent Hopson says that the agreements with the municipalities is just the start of planning the transition away from a merged district. (Memphis Daily News)
  • The agreements are the “end of the beginning.” (Memphis Flyer)
  • Updates on the municipalities’ superintendent searches for their new districts. (Commercial Appeal)
  • One of those finalists includes Shelby County Schools’ current deputy, David Stephens. (Commercial Appeal)
  • Shelby County’s commission recommended close-to-quadrupling the school board’s salary. (Commercial Appeal, WHBQ)
  • Superintendent Hopson released a public letter addressing concerns about upcoming school closures. (Chalkbeat TN)
  • Carver High School was removed from that closings list. (Memphis Daily News)
  • The Memphis Daily News profiles the work of the Soulsville Foundation, including Soulsville Charter School. (Memphis Daily News)
  • A gun was found on a Shelby County school campus. (WMCTV)
  • The KIPP charter school network won a $2 million grant. (Tennessean)
  • Mississippi’s child poverty rate is twice as high as Lithuania’s. (Hechinger Report)
  • Charter schools and the regular school system in Washington DC released an equity report. (Education Week)