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July 9, 2018
Rise & Shine: TNReady doesn’t count, but the state has other ways to show how schools are doing
SCHOOL RATINGS TNReady doesn’t count, but the state still will tell parents and teachers how their schools performed. The Commercial Appeal, Chalkbeat CANDIDATES’…
July 6, 2018
Rise & Shine: Memphis students weigh in on efforts to revamp job training in schools
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Shelby County Schools is adding more money to beef up its vocational class offerings and students have a few things to say…
June 29, 2018
Rise & Shine: Lead hurts kids, including their ability to learn. But new research shows cities can help.
STUDENT HEALTH In a new study, researchers found that students who received treatment for lead were suspended six fewer days between sixth and 10th grades, and they were…
June 27, 2018
Rise and Shine: More allegations of improper grade changes in a Memphis school
GRADE TAMPERING A Kingsbury High School math teacher has taken her allegations over improper grade changing public. Chalkbeat SCHOOL CLOSING An elementary school operating under…
Leadership & Management
June 25, 2018
Shelby County Commission candidate used previously published news material in her campaign questionnaire
Shelby County Commission candidate Sharon Webb took a portion of a Chalkbeat story and included it word-for-word in her response to a question…
June 22, 2018
Rise & Shine: More Memphis students are graduating. But what does that mean?
COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES The number of high school graduates in Shelby County has increased over the last decade, but a recent grade-changing scandal has called into question…
June 11, 2018
Rise & Shine: Teachers must be better trained to help trauma victims, educator says
FIRST PERSON This Memphis teacher says that when you teach students who have been impacted by trauma, you have to face the reality that you can’t…
June 8, 2018
Rise & Shine: New plan will fund Memphis schools based on student needs rather than enrollment
SCHOOL FINANCES Shelby County Schools are switching to a funding model where money is distributed based on student needs rather than enrollment and teacher salaries at…
June 1, 2018
Rise & Shine: Shelby County leaders debate proposal to fund pre-K for all who need it
Expanding pre-K A committee of Shelby County Commissioners floated a new funding plan for preschool on Thursday that would not only fill a gap created by…
May 25, 2018
Rise & Shine: Memphis school’s closing will break up award-winning poetry team
FINAL VERSE This Memphis poetry class is the best in the state. But now their school is closing. Chalkbeat TNREADY SCORES Tennessee returns…
May 21, 2018
School boards across Tennessee scrap TNReady scores from students’ grades
One by one, a growing number of Tennessee districts are opting not to count TNReady scores against students whenever the results are released.
April 23, 2018
Tennessee says its online testing was hacked. And it has happened in other states, too.
Attacks on online testing systems and on school networks, in general, are relatively common, said Doug Levin, president of EdTech Strategies.
March 23, 2018
Hopson asks state to let struggling Memphis school remain with local district
The superintendent submits a list of reasons why the state should hold off on its intervention plan at American Way Middle School.
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