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December 10, 2018
Hopson will leave a blueprint to consolidate more schools. Here’s what you need to know.
If trends hold true for Hopson’s final recommendations, four schools would be at the top of the list for consolidation.
November 20, 2018
Hopson is stepping down from leading Memphis schools. What happens now?
Next steps for Shelby County board members include naming an interim leader and getting a superintendent search underway.
May 1, 2018
All Memphis teachers could get a raise now that TNReady scores won’t affect their pay
Shelby County Schools had originally planned to give raises to teachers with high evaluation scores, but TNReady issues sent district leaders back to the drawing board.
December 7, 2017
Here’s what school leaders in Memphis suburbs aren’t saying about the cost of secession
Superintendents from suburban Memphis say their towns' 2014 pullout from Shelby County Schools hasn't hurt the urban district — but it has.
August 8, 2017
Inner circle: Here’s who Superintendent Hopson leans on to lead Memphis schools
The 11-member leadership team helps to oversee Tennessee's largest district in one of the most challenging education landscapes in America.
Rainy Day Fund
August 1, 2017
Why Shelby County Schools has $84 million sitting in a savings account
The amount has raised some eyebrows, especially considering the level of need by Memphis students and leaders' longstanding complaints of state underfunding.
New fiscal year
June 30, 2017
Hopson: Memphis schools have most stable budget in years, but it’s still not enough
The superintendent of Shelby County Schools talks about financial challenges facing Tennessee's largest district as it begins a new fiscal year.
June 20, 2017
Memphis schools to lose $5 million in federal dollars for poor students
Shelby County Schools will lose $5 million in federal funding that provides extra dollars for high-poverty schools and districts.
April 20, 2017
The budget outlook just got better for Shelby County Schools
Revenues for Tennessee's largest school district will be higher than expected, leading to an amended proposed budget with more investments for Memphis schools.
March 23, 2017
Why money for Memphis schools is about to be based on students, not adults
With student-based budgeting, each student brings to their school a certain dollar amount, and principals have more flexibility over how to use the money.
October 24, 2016
Stepped-up budget calendar for Memphis schools gets praise from Hopson, school board
The budget timeline for Tennessee's largest school district would move up significantly under a proposal from Shelby County Schools' finance chief.
September 12, 2016
Here’s why Memphis’ next round of school closings won’t be just about saving money
Questions remain whether shuttering schools saves money in the long run as leaders of Shelby County Schools shift the focus to academics in determining future closures.
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