Shelby County Schools

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.
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 proposed 30% increase from the current custodial services contract would increase the base pay rate for employees to $15 per hour from $10.
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.
Some senators are torn about state legislation aimed at a local matter.
With Billy Orgel’s late decision not to seek reelection, Amber Huett-Garcia is the only candidate running for District 8.
Assistant principal Natasha Smith considers her KIPP co-workers and students family because they stand together or are “ten toes down for each other.”
The Tennessee Public Charter School Commission voted unanimously on Friday to reject MAHS’ appeal and affirm Memphis-Shelby County Schools’ previous decision to close the school due to financial malfeasance.
Planning is still underway, but the Brenda Rogers Parent Resource Center may include a food pantry, a clothing donation closet, computers, and extra space for parent advocacy training.
Superintendent Joris Ray grabbed parents and students’ attention when he floated the idea of a year-round school calendar last month. Here’s what research says about the “balanced” calendar.
Everett’s appointment is effective immediately, with his first Memphis-Shelby County school board meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
A bill before lawmakers stems from a decade-long dispute after suburban towns seceded from the newly merged Memphis district.
A new survey asks district stakeholders to tell administrators what investments should — and shouldn’t — be prioritized in the upcoming budget.
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 Shelby County Commission will vote to select the appointee at its March 21 meeting.
The appointment to fill the remainder of the term will be a short one as voters will get to select a new school board member during the Aug. 4 general election.
While Tennessee’s largest school district continues to recommend masks, parents can now opt their children out of wearing a face covering.
Stephanie Love, who has been heralded as an ardent, tireless advocate for parents and children in North Memphis and across the city, remains hospitalized after suffering a stroke on Saturday.
Superintendent Joris Ray announced several new initiatives Wednesday at an extravagant state of the district event at the Hilton in East Memphis.
After two decades in the classroom, youthful veteran Ericka Payne-Clark has noticed that many students learn best when they’re out of their seats and on their feet.
Chalkbeat Tennessee will keep you updated via text messages on important Memphis-Shelby County Schools board decisions every month.
When asked if other runs for office are in her future, Avant replied, “Whatever God leads me to do to continue to serve people, I will do.”
The AP pilot course will center on the migration of people of African descent to the U.S., the Caribbean, and Central and South America, then will progress through enslavement, the abolition movement, eventual freedom, and Black people’s continued battles for civil rights and equality.
Memphis graduates and students agree that behind Black girls’ high graduation rates is a personal determination to excel despite the double burden of racism and sexism.
Superintendent Joris Ray hailed Gerald Darling as “instrumental in the reduction of major incidents in our schools.”
Many of the changes are designed to better use schools with declining enrollment, address overcrowding at other schools, and move students out of buildings with millions of dollars in deferred maintenance.
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