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May 22, 2018
Newark’s school board may pick a new superintendent today. Here’s what you need to know
The school board is expected to vote on a new superintendent at its meeting Tuesday evening.
May 8, 2018
Newark superintendent finalists will face the public on May 18
The finalists, whose names have not yet been revealed, will offer their visions for the school system during the public forum.
April 24, 2018
‘I can’t wait to get started,’ says Sharon Griffin on leading Tennessee’s Achievement School District
Sharon Griffin, a longtime leader at Shelby County Schools, will be the next leader of the state’s turnaround district.
March 22, 2018
Memphis candidate no longer in running to lead Achievement School District
Keith Sanders said the state's education chief called him with the news that he would not advance in the superintendent search.
meet and greet
March 21, 2018
Tennessee seeks reset in Memphis with next leader of its school turnaround district
Community trust in the Achievement School District is low — an issue that the state wants to address in vetting superintendent candidates.
March 21, 2018
Rhode Island school improvement leader among finalists to head Tennessee’s turnaround district
A Rhode Island school innovator meets with Memphis education stakeholders as a finalist to lead the Achievement School District.
November 27, 2017
Memphis lawyer may be kept on contract to advise school board
A proposal to extend Herman Morris Jr.’s contract with the Shelby County Schools board for a year is up for discussion Tuesday, with a likely vote next week.
August 3, 2017
Memphis school board picks a lawyer to help them scrutinize their superintendent’s contract
Herman Morris, who was the city’s top lawyer for six years, will act as interim legal counsel to the board.
February 10, 2017
Jeffco superintendent opening to post with $300,000 as base pay
The Jeffco school board gave the search firm guidance to start advertising for the superintendent position.
May 5, 2016
Memphis education leader tells Nashville officials what Shelby County Schools is doing right
Interviewing to be director of Nashville schools, Brad Leon says he would bring a lot of inspiration from Memphis schools, including its focus on education equity.
Turnover at the top
February 3, 2016
Three of Tennessee’s four largest school districts in the hunt for superintendent
Rick Smith's sudden departure from Hamilton County means three of Tennessee's highest-profile urban districts have a leadership void.
March 20, 2014
Amid tension, Jeffco parents, teachers outline priorities for superintendent search
Teachers and parents gathered at Arvada West High School to express their opinions on what kind of superintendent the suburban district needs. But many were skeptical about whether the process would make a difference.
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