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January 31, 2018
How ‘central office’ in Memphis is taking on a new meaning under Sharon Griffin
A year after becoming the first chief of schools, Griffin is working to make central office more responsive to needs of schools rather than imposing top-down mandates.
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December 15, 2017
Former Tennessee Teacher of the Year will lead citywide reading program
Though she won’t be with the district anymore, Karen Vogelsang will still be working toward goals set out by Shelby County Schools in her new position.
November 6, 2017
Memphis leaders are developing Shelby County Schools’ first academic plan since the merger. And they want input.
A community listening tour kicks off this week as Chief of Schools Sharon Griffin hones strategies aimed at reaching the district's 2025 goals.
Stopping summer slide
July 13, 2017
On National Summer Learning Day, Memphis takes stock of programs for kids
Mayor Jim Strickland estimates that 10,000 children and teens are being reached this summer through various learning programs.
June 13, 2016
Thirteen applicants vie to open charter schools with Shelby County Schools
Thirteen charter schools have applied to open in Memphis in 2017 under Shelby County Schools.
February 4, 2016
Memphis FAFSA drive seeks to build city’s college-going culture
A city-wide initiative culminates this weekend to help high school seniors complete their FAFSA forms for financial aid.
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