Leadership & Management
Community panel advising Memphis-Shelby County Schools on superintendent search sets first public meeting
School board identifies four firms that applied to head the search
One leader retires, another resigns after investigations into complaints
Though he offered few specifics, Lee said he plans to build on his education agenda of the last four years
Candidates hold widely divergent views on charter schools, vouchers, book bans, and third-grade retention
State panel will vote on whether to overrule local school boards
John Barker, deputy superintendent for strategic operations and finance, will remain on leave pending the outcome of an investigation
Some candidates worry that national culture wars will overshadow local education issues
Jerica Phillips has served as the district’s top communications chief since 2020.
The hires include two assistant superintendents overseeing academics at the middle and high school levels, and a deputy chief of security to bolster safety.
A bill before lawmakers stems from a decade-long dispute after suburban towns seceded from the newly merged Memphis district.
The school argues that Memphis-Shelby County school board erred in revoking its charter based on alleged criminal activity of three former school leaders.
The researcher behind Tennessee’s pre-K study wants to rethink public preschool. Others say not so fast.
Shelby County Schools administrators have recommended revoking charters of KIPP Memphis Academy Middle School and KIPP Memphis Collegiate Elementary based on low test scores at both schools.
Does Tennessee’s education funding blueprint deliver on governor’s promises? Maybe, but ‘the devil’s in the details’
A blueprint to revamp education funding appears to align with Gov. Bill Lee’s pledge to consider each student’s needs. But how much more money would be added?
Shelby County Democrats and Republicans won’t endorse school board candidates, despite new state law allowing it
A new state law allows local political parties to put forth school board candidates with Democrat or Republican labels
“She seems well prepared to help Rhodes move forward with boldness and clarity,” said Charles McKinney, chair of Africana Studies at Rhodes.
This year marks Chris Coleman’s 21st year in education, and as the executive director of Teach For America Memphis, he’s helping it develop an alumni program to recruit veteran teachers.
The hire is considered key to jump-starting Tennessee’s school improvement work
Tennessee public schools may soon be barred from issuing masks mandates, except in extreme situations.
Chalkbeat wants to hear from you about recently passed legislation setting different requirements for mask mandates in public schools and private schools.
The measure heads to Gov. Bill Lee’s desk.
Sen. Brian Kelsey maintains his innocence
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