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November 1, 2017
Enrollment rises in Shelby County Schools for first time since suburban split
The gain was modest but serendipitous for a district that was bracing for another small decline.
September 20, 2017
Three things we learned about the state of school segregation in Memphis
The event was the kickoff of a series led by the National Museum of Civil Rights MLK 50 project, Stand for Children and the Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition.
Gauging a game changer
March 16, 2016
How $90 million from Bill Gates spurred sweeping changes in one school district
As an unprecedented six-year investment begins to dry up in Memphis schools, leaders seek to sustain the teacher quality reforms that have just begun to take root.
August 15, 2014
Rise & Shine: New lawsuit filed on behalf of teachers still looking for jobs
June 27, 2014
Shelby County: Schools can set uniform policies on their own next year; no changes yet
Wondering whether you’ll need to go shopping for a new school uniform or set of outfits for next school year? Wonder no longer; As of…
May 15, 2014
Plans for municipal districts move forward with Shelby County’s cooperation
As the school year winds to a close, Shelby County Schools and suburban leaders in the Memphis area are preparing for a county with seven…
Shelby County Schools
May 6, 2014
Battles over school resources in Shelby County continue even after budget projections are released
The state of Tennessee provided funding estimates based on enrollment projections for Shelby County Schools and the six municipalities in April. (See embedded documents below.) The municipalities and Shelby County Schools have been planning their budgets for the 2014-15 school years based on the projections.
April 24, 2014
Rise & Shine: Bartlett plans for ninth grade academy
March 17, 2014
Shelby County bus drivers warn against outsourcing transportation at first budget hearing
The district plans to fully outsource its busing next year in order to reduce expenses, as part of a 19 percent budget cut that reflects an anticipated drop in enrollment due to the creation of six new school districts in Shelby County suburbs.
December 10, 2013
Shelby County school board approves agreement with Germantown
Shelby County's school board approved its final agreement with Germantown in a special-called meeting Tuesday. The vote brings to close a months-long debate over which schools will be absorbed by six municipalities that don't want to be part of the merged Shelby County School district.
December 2, 2013
Shelby County Commission approves deals with Bartlett, Collierville, Millington
The Shelby County Commission voted unanimously to approve settlements with Bartlett, Collierville, and Millington Monday. The settlements will facilitate the suburbs' plans to open their own school districts. The commission also approved the quitclaim deeds that transfer school buildings from the merged Shelby County school system to the municipalities.
November 26, 2013
Shelby County Schools approves agreements with Collierville, Millington, and Bartlett
At a special called meeting this evening, Shelby County’s school board unanimously approved agreements with Collierville, Millington, and Bartlett. The agreements settle a lawsuit and…
November 19, 2013
Shelby County board approves building transfers, settlement with two suburban districts
Shelby County’s school board voted unanimously Tuesday to transfer five school buildings to two of the six suburban cities that plan to break away from…
November 6, 2013
As Germantown mayor begs to negotiate, Shelby board members gawk
Germantown’s mayor, Sharon Goldsworthy, upset several Shelby school board members at a committee meeting Wednesday when she claimed to want to keep Memphis students within…
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