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Maxine Smith STEAM Academy
April 30, 2018
President of Christian Brothers University talks future of Memphis charters, DACA, and his role in it all
Christian Brothers University President John Smarrelli sees his new work in the K-12 charter sector as explicitly connected to his role as a university leader.
January 25, 2018
New online application for Memphis’ most popular schools goes live Monday
Though parents laud the move to online applications as a significant step toward equity, the time-sensitive nature could still favor students from wealthier families.
September 13, 2017
‘Tent city’ is ending in Memphis. Will online admissions to prized schools be fairer?
In January, Shelby County Schools will move its process for applying to optional schools completely online, and it's exploring other changes too.
July 20, 2017
Meet the new leader of one of the most popular public schools in Memphis
In a Chalkbeat Q&A, Andy Demster offers his vision for Maxine Smith STEAM Academy — and why he thinks he’s up to the task.
February 24, 2017
To convert historic East High into T-STEM school, Hopson taps proven STEM principal
Shelby County Schools turns to one of its veteran educators — and an East High graduate — to transform one of its most iconic schools.
January 21, 2016
Here’s the optional school that has Memphis parents camping out in January
"Tent City" emerges again on the lawn of Shelby County Schools' central office as families seek to secure spots for hot schools.
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