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Miska Clay Bibbs
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August 13, 2019
Teach for America Memphis hires school board member as chief of staff
Miska Clay Bibbs, who was elected to the Shelby County Schools board in 2014, became the organization's chief of staff Monday.
July 30, 2019
Clearer guidelines, more collaboration: New Memphis charter school policy approved
The existing policy had not been revised since 2011, when the district had 25 charter schools, less than half the 57 schools it authorizes now.
April 19, 2019
Unproven claims of sexual harassment against Joris Ray won’t halt superintendent vote, board members say
Most school board members are satisfied with an investigation into anonymous sexual harassment claims against interim superintendent Joris Ray that found “no evidence” of wrongdoing — and say it won’t affect their upcoming vote on whether to hire him.
April 11, 2019
The Memphis school board is divided on next steps for hiring a superintendent. Here’s what could happen.
About five months after former superintendent Dorsey Hopson announced he would step down, the school board is not much further in finding his replacement.
Diversity & Equity
February 22, 2019
New Memphis charter school guidelines would help decide if there are too many schools in a single neighborhood
Board members would be able to systematically slow the growth of charter schools in Memphis, which has swelled to 54 since their inception in 2002.
February 6, 2019
Citing appearance of ‘bias,’ Memphis board members plan to reject philanthropy offer to pay for superintendent search
The recommendation of the superintendent evaluation committee will go before the full board during a special meeting tentatively scheduled for Tuesday.
November 27, 2018
Public will weigh in as district recommends closing one charter school, renewing three
This isn’t the first time City University’s school for boys has been in danger of closing.
August 21, 2018
Memphis board approves the opening of nine charter schools in 2019
That would bring the number of charter schools in Tennessee’s largest district to 63 — far and away the most in the state.
passing the mantle
April 25, 2018
With Sharon Griffin’s departure, Shelby County Schools has big (stiletto) shoes to fill
She just unveiled an academic plan for the district, but education onlookers say she has built a team that can see it through.
taking a stance
February 27, 2018
Memphis leaders urge state to stay out of their school improvement work
Shelby County Schools plans to move one school to its Innovation Zone and declines the state’s recommendation to close another.
February 20, 2018
State’s most drastic school intervention plans won’t work, say Memphis board members
School board members suggest Hawkins Mill Elementary and American Way Middle instead move into the district's turnaround model, the Innovation Zone.
December 6, 2017
Inequities of ‘tent city’ would persist online under plan for applying to Memphis’ most popular schools
The mostly first-come, first-serve approach would still challenge parents without digital access or with inflexible schedules.
November 10, 2017
Memphis philanthropists sponsor a trip to Indianapolis for school board members
Indianapolis’ school board has supported the transition to a “portfolio” model where district control is decentralized and various entities directly operate schools.
October 21, 2016
Teach Plus to end fellowship program in Memphis
Teach Plus has trained more than 100 fellows in Memphis since 2009 and has been led since 2015 by Miska Clay Bibbs, a school board member.
June 26, 2014
Stand for Children endorses 8 school board candidates
Stand for Children has endorsed a slate of Shelby County school board candidates, six weeks before the Aug. 7 election, as part of its…
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