Nearly half of the district’s schools also earn individual Level 5 marks, a sign of recovery from pandemic
College president’s mockery of teacher training won’t necessarily dash hopes to bring charters to the state
Even with Memphis-Shelby County Schools’ superintendent on leave, district leaders say they’re focused on supporting students and continuing academic growth
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
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
Some candidates worry that national culture wars will overshadow local education issues

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With more legal challenges pending, ‘there can’t be any steps going forward,’ Gov. Lee concedes
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.
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.
Coming to terms with the past shows us how the future can be better.
Here is everything you need to know about how critical race theory has shaped the Tennessee curriculum debate up to this point — and what may be on the horizon.
Gov. Lee will also sign bill to let a state commission veto school library materials
The goal is more funding for students with costlier needs, but will it be enough?
District officials say high school internships allow students to get a head start on career exploration, years before they have to choose a major or job.
The legislation on Black history instruction comes at a turning point in U.S. history education nationwide
Instead of addressing flood-prone schools, the money appears to go into Tennessee’s rainy day fund
The proposed 30% increase from the current custodial services contract would increase the base pay rate for employees to $15 per hour from $10.
The announcement comes ahead of this week’s key committee votes on TISA.
In an exclusive interview with Chalkbeat, Joris Ray discusses how he has managed to stay positive amid turmoil
The hires include two assistant superintendents overseeing academics at the middle and high school levels, and a deputy chief of security to bolster safety.
Schools could lose state funding for letting transgender youth compete in girls sports
With Billy Orgel’s late decision not to seek reelection, Amber Huett-Garcia is the only candidate running for District 8.