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August 22, 2019
As students look for additional help with ACT prep, Memphis library pilots new program
“I feel like my school courses didn’t prepare me for any of this,” one student said.
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August 15, 2019
25 Memphis schools named among the top performing in Tennessee
427 schools across 85 Tennessee districts made the state’s 2019 list of “reward schools.”
August 14, 2019
Rise & Shine: Teach for America Memphis hires school board member as chief of staff
MOVERS AND SHAKERS Teach for America Memphis hires school board member as chief of staff. Chalkbeat FINANCE Four new studies say that more money…
August 9, 2019
Ready to ‘make a change,’ 600 new Memphis teachers excited for the first day of school
Amid Tennessee literacy push, new Memphis teacher wants to ‘help students enjoy reading’
August 7, 2019
Rise & Shine: Advocates want more LGBTQ curriculum in Tennessee schools
ANGRY THEY HAVEN’T LEARNED IT SOONER Advocates want more LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum in Tennessee schools. Chalkbeat STUDENT NUMBERS Charter schools in some cities enroll few…
August 6, 2019
‘Angry they haven’t learned it sooner,’ advocates want more LGBTQ curriculum in Tennessee schools
Three other states have recently passed laws requiring LGBTQ-inclusive curricula, which research shows is key to creating safer school environments.
August 2, 2019
Rise & Shine: How one University of Memphis program is training teachers to get ‘comfortable’ with robotics
IT’S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE How one University of Memphis program is training teachers to get ‘comfortable’ with robotics. Chalkbeat HOW I TEACH How this Memphis teacher…
August 1, 2019
How one University of Memphis program is training teachers to get ‘comfortable’ with robotics
The program takes Tennessee — and the nation — one step closer to producing professionals capable of meeting the rising demand for science and robotics specialists.
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August 1, 2019
How this Memphis teacher builds trust with her students — and their parents
“I will do everything I can to help my students succeed but most importantly I need to express to the parent I am on their side."
July 26, 2019
Busing students to integrate Memphis schools was maligned by some, ‘opened a whole new world’ for others
We asked our readers to share their experiences with busing in Memphis. Here's what they had to say.
July 24, 2019
Ten new schools will open in Memphis this academic year, five have closed
This is the second consecutive year in which more charter schools than traditional district schools have shuttered.
July 24, 2019
Rise & Shine: No new schools will enter Tennessee’s turnaround district this year
TURNAROUND TROUBLES No new schools will enter Tennessee’s Achievement School District this year, but some may leave. Chalkbeat BACKTRACKING Group withdraws request to house…
July 19, 2019
What the 2019 National Teacher of the Year told Memphis educators must happen if they want to reduce suspensions
“Relationships are the key determinant in changing student behaviors,” superintendent Joris Ray said after the event.
July 18, 2019
Scenes from a Memphis job fair: How one veteran teacher is struggling to return to the kindergarten classroom
Ninety-seven percent of district positions are already spoken for. But like every year, a few positions in every grade and almost every subject remain open.
July 17, 2019
Rise & Shine: Tennessee school turnaround models either haven’t worked or are stalling out
LIMITS OF REFORM New research deals yet another blow to the credibility of the Achievement School District, the most radical reform strategy in a state…
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