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Shelby County Schools and its surrounding districts would get $427 million for day-to-day operations and nearly $100 million more for new school construction.
The meeting appears to violate state statute governing public business, according to a letter sent to the school district from a lawyer representing Chalkbeat.
Schools around Tennessee are working with local health officials to monitor developments with coronavirus in their communities.
First 8 Memphis, which coordinates early childhood services across the county, has hired a permanent leader.
Chalkbeat Tennessee is will get additional legal services to help with our reporting efforts.
First 8, the nonprofit that oversees early education in Shelby County, has reopened its search for a permanent executive director. The board on Tuesday approved hiring Chicago-based Carrington & Carrington to conduct the search for $50,000 plus expenses. The firm is expected to find up to six “quality”
Memphis voters approved a sales tax increase for police and fire benefits, but will there be money left over to fund pre-kindergarten education?
Tennessee students improved in nearly every math subject, including algebra and geometry, on the latest state tests from the 2018-19 school year.
Shelby County commissioners signed off Monday on $2.5 million in new prekindergarten funding — replacing federal early childhood funds that are expiring June 30.
Shelby County Schools has asked the county commission for $7.5 million more for early literacy programs, ACT prep and teachers for English language learners.
Tennessee lawmakers have requested that the Department of Education halt awarding a contract to an Indiana company for early intervention services after half of the state’s local providers lost their contracts.
The bill now limits eligible households to those with an annual income that isn’t more than double the threshold for free lunch under federal guidelines.