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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.
January 30, 2018
Memphis high school principal demoted over improper grade changes
In new details released Tuesday, district officials say the principal gave her password to an employee, who then changed report card grades without justification.
Looking back and ahead
December 21, 2017
Here are six big things that happened in Tennessee in 2017 that will resonate in 2018
From TNReady snafus to pre-K investments, Tennessee faced education challenges and opportunities in 2017 that are sure to make headlines again during the new year.
December 19, 2017
Hopson halts ‘grade floors’ as second Memphis high school implicated in grade-changing probe
The developments reflect the widening scope of an investigation into allegations of falsified grades at Memphis high schools.
vote of confidence
December 13, 2017
Despite emerging grading scandal, Hopson gets longer contract — and a raise
The board voted to keep Hopson as superintendent until at least 2020, and to increase his annual pay from $269,000 to $285,000.
December 13, 2017
Hopson says more firings possible as investigators dig deeper into Memphis grade changing
The superintendent also brings up the possibility of a criminal investigation into an emerging scandal that began with Trezevant High School.
December 8, 2017
Memphis orders a deeper probe into high school grade changes
Shelby County Schools is following up on a firm’s recommendation for additional investigation at high schools with a high number of grade changes.
December 6, 2017
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