Leadership & Management

Former Bush administration official will become the first Hispanic American to hold the post.
From students with disabilities to schools serving disadvantaged students, ‘there’s just a lot of uncertainty’
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
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
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.
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?
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
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