It’s just past 8 a.m. in the basement of Union Avenue Baptist Church in the middle of the summer. A room full of 67 young adults who had not yet started working in Memphis classrooms this August, and had been out of college for barely a month, were trying to break down the factors that make one teacher effective, and
More pre-K classrooms will be coming to four districts across Shelby County by Sept. 2. Shelby County Schools, the Achievement School District, Bartlett City Schools and Millington Municipal Schools will each receive funds for new pre-K classrooms, according to the Shelby County Schools Education Foundation, which is administering the funds.
Three years ago, Stephanie Love was working in her beauty salon when a man came in. “Y'all need to come to the Frayser Exchange Club,” he said. "They let you know everything that's going on in Frayser.” This was before she had become actively involved in her church, before she had become a leader in her neighborhood and before she had won a seat on the Shelby County Schools board.
Interviews with candidates who would represent unincorporated Shelby County.
In the final month of their campaigns, Shelby County School board candidates spent thousands of dollars on signs, mailings and consultants and continued to draw thousands of dollars in new contributions, according to the Shelby County Election Commission. The race is likely to upend the entire school board with five
Six new Shelby County suburban districts will open their doors to students for the first time today. For many, this marks the culmination of multiple years of effort which began in 2011 when Memphis City Schools' board, and then its citizens, voted to surrender its charter. That forced Shelby County Schools to absorb
Shelby County Schools leaders are scrambling to find backup plans to get students to school Monday after more than 150 bus drivers voted to reject the contract they had been offered. The 300 Durham School Services drivers impacted by the contract have threatened to go on strike if a deal isn't reached before Monday.
Several Shelby County Schools bus drivers have threatened to go on strike Monday, the first day of school. The union is recommending that 300 bus drivers vote to reject the current contract, More than 90 percent of members already voted to authorize a strike earlier this month, according to union representatives
After starting his career teaching Dolly Parton’s nieces and nephews, Jason Manuel has risen to become Germantown Municipal School’s first superintendent. In this interview he explains why Germantown thinks of itself as exceptional and sometimes appears to be less cooperative than other districts.