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August 5, 2016
Hopson: Registration numbers ‘somewhat disappointing’ as Memphis schools approach Day One
Tennessee's largest district is still waiting on a quarter of students to enroll and is working to fill more than 100 vacant staff positions.
July 21, 2016
‘We just want our kids back’: Charter leaders respond to student retention tactics used by Shelby County Schools
Memphis parents are navigating conflicting reports about schools that formerly were with the local district and now are charters under the state's purview.
July 21, 2016
Student registration lags in Memphis as new school year looms
With less than three weeks until the new school year begins at Shelby County Schools, more than half of this year’s expected students are still not registered.
June 30, 2016
Report: Why the work is hard for Tennessee’s turnaround district and its charter schools
A new report outlines reasons why charter schools operating through Tennessee’s Achievement School District have struggled to achieve the initiative's lofty goals.
June 23, 2016
Shelby County Schools asks parents to register early online, but most wait
During the second year of Shelby County Schools' move to all-online registration for students, the district is asking parents to sign their kids up for classes earlier than ever.
sorting the students
June 10, 2016
Upper West Side superintendent floats integration plan to reduce the class divide among middle schools
The idea for is for every middle school to enroll at least 30 percent low-income students, in a district where some enroll 10 percent and others nearly 100 percent.
May 27, 2016
For a second year, layoffs impact about 500 Shelby County educators
On the final day of school, Shelby County Schools announces layoffs — and the expectation of rehiring most of those displaced for other teaching positions.
May 25, 2016
Despite major city investment, struggling ‘Renewal’ schools shed another 6,300 students
The low-performing schools serve about 6,270 fewer students now than in 2014, as many families continue to shun them despite the city's expensive intervention.
May 11, 2016
Some of Brooklyn’s most sought-after middle schools will no longer see how applicants rank them
District 15 in Brooklyn is moving to a "blind ranking" system, where middle schools will not see where families listed them on their applications.
April 12, 2016
Parents: Cutting CLUE program in early grades would push families out of Memphis schools
Parents charge that one of the proposed budget cuts for next school year would drain even more students from Shelby County Schools.
April 5, 2016
Budget cuts loom for Shelby County Schools, again — here’s what we know
As Superintendent Dorsey Hopson prepares to unveil his proposed budget for Tennessee's largest school district, here are five things to know.
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February 1, 2016
Why Denver Public Schools wants to build more schools in Stapleton and Green Valley Ranch
Student enrollment in those neighborhoods continues to grow even as it levels off citywide.
November 20, 2015
Here are the newly allowed diversity plans at seven city schools
The city announced Friday that it's giving the go-ahead to seven elementary schools who had asked to change their admissions policies to promote diversity.
getting the green light
Updated November 19, 2015
Exclusive: After year delay, city will allow diversity plans at several schools
The city is expected to let several schools change their admissions policies to ensure diverse student populations, a year after some principals sought permission.
November 3, 2015
De Blasio official touts school choice as a solution to segregation, echoing Bloomberg
Critics who consider the idea of a high-performing but highly segregated school system unrealistic have grown increasingly wary of the overlap.
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