Shelby County Schools

Vote signals continued trust in Greene as the district proceeds with revamped superintendent search.
A proposed contract, due for a board vote next week, would split the work among four vendors, including ServiceMaster Clean.
Johnson’s stroke, the second for a school board member in as many years, underscores the pressure of public service roles, said his pastor.
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The MSCS board has approved $108 million in expenses for the school, but the district hasn’t yet secured all the funds it needs.
Getting the right superintendent is a ‘humongous responsibility,’ says the longtime head of Latino Memphis.
More facts will be needed to determine whether the orders were constitutional, the ruling said.
Memphis students return to classes for a new school year that could turn out to be pivotal.
With $78 million in new funds for Memphis-Shelby County Schools salaries and bonuses, district officials hope to encourage retention and entice new teachers. Here’s how teacher paychecks will increase.
Nine charter applicants this year included four new schools, plus five schools in the Achievement School District. The MSCS school board approved two of them, despite the district’s recommendations.
Improvement in math tracks statewide trend, but proficiency rates lag behind pre-pandemic levels.
Toni Williams gets a contract extension, on the condition that she forgo her bid to succeed Joris Ray.
A vote Tuesday will seek to resolve a contentious issue: whether interim leader Toni Williams, who lacks academic experience, is qualified for the permanent position.
About 500 students initially flagged for possible retention did well enough to move directly to 4th grade.
Overwhelmed by state tests and the prospect of more summer school, one third grader walks out.
If the search process suggests board members aren’t on the same page, a leadership expert says, ‘some candidates may back away.’
Board members have asked the district to present options, including the prospect of bringing the work in-house.
District forced to reckon with failure of charter-focused state turnaround effort.
The field of top contenders is back to three as New Jersey educator accepts a job with another district
Next steps include considering public input and determining if interim superintendent Toni Williams is eligible to fill the role.
The firm’s other recommendation is Keith Miles Jr., current superintendent of Bridgeton Public Schools in New Jersey. Whitelaw and Miles could join Carlton Jenkins, of Wisconsin’s Madison Metropolitan School District; and Toni Williams, the current interim superintendent of MSCS, on the list.
Branda Cassellius, recently superintendent of Boston Public Schools, has withdrawn from the search for the next leader of Memphis schools.
The move, protested by Hanley’s charter operator, marks another twist in the chaotic unwinding of the Achievement School District.
A proposal to take vouchers statewide is also on the table, but unlikely to get a vote this year.
From students with disabilities to schools serving disadvantaged students, ‘there’s just a lot of uncertainty’
Sponsors want recently launched pilot program to add Hamilton County Schools
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