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August 8, 2017
As opening bell rings, thousands of Memphis students are yet to register
About 71,000 students are enrolled in Shelby County Schools, far short of the 90,000-plus students anticipated.
July 27, 2017
Less than two weeks before school starts, only half of Memphis students registered
The pace is better than this time last year, but still lags as Shelby County Schools tries to anticipate staffing needs without solid numbers to work with.
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
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.
October 28, 2015
Parent welcome center officially opens for Shelby County Schools
Seeking to provide a one-stop-shop for parents with questions about Shelby County Schools, district leaders encourage families to use its new community resource.
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September 3, 2015
With school year approaching, enrollment centers work to meet families’ needs
Snapshots from one of the temporary registration centers filled with students and their parents looking to find a seat in a New York City school.
August 26, 2015
Memphis leaders tell students to ‘be present!’ while launching school attendance campaign
Addressing a chronic problem that drains both critical learning time and valuable state funding, community leaders in Memphis launch a campaign targeting student absenteeism.
August 19, 2015
Memphis educators: First days of school matter
By the end of the first week of school, an estimated 9,000 students across Shelby County still had not registered, a problem that has stumped Memphis educators for decades.
Updated June 9, 2015
Fewer summer school course offerings leave Shelby County students on a waitlist
Shelby County Schools' summer school registration closes with a wait list of 200 students and many parents worrying whether their children will get the courses they need.
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