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February 26, 2018
Leadership that controls school funding will change in Memphis this year. Here’s who is running
Shelby County voters will elect a new mayor and a mostly new county commission this year.
February 6, 2018
Mayor calls for more science, early education in Memphis-area schools
In his last State of the County address, the two-term Republican mayor and former sheriff urged investments in local education.
August 4, 2017
East High opens Monday as a revamped T-STEM school. But confusion lingers on who gets to attend
Parents and community members are still trying to figure out who gets to attend East High School.
April 17, 2017
New coalition asks Memphis mayor to pump $10 million into education
The city needs to get back in the business of funding public education, says a diverse group of stakeholders in an April 13 letter to Mayor Jim Strickland.
December 2, 2016
Memphis school leaders don’t plan to release comprehensive footprint analysis
Superintendent Dorsey Hopson says he doesn't plan to release a comprehensive look at district schools, but will make recommendations incrementally based on the data.
November 28, 2016
Hopson’s plan to close and build schools gets good marks from county commissioners
The superintendent's plan caters to commissioners' demands that the school system stop pouring money into aging buildings.
May 25, 2016
Memphis city government takes heat during Shelby County’s school budget hearing
The budget hearing wasn't about Memphis city government, but the city became a main topic at a school board hearing before the Shelby County Commission.
April 4, 2016
Citing ‘dire’ budget situation for Shelby County Schools, Hopson rallies employees for funding
As budget season kicks off for Memphis schools, Superintendent Dorsey Hopson urges employees to advocate for increased funding from county and state governments.
August 12, 2014
Pre-K money will be split between two suburbs, ASD and Shelby County Schools
More pre-K classrooms will be coming to four districts across Shelby County by Sept. 2. Shelby County Schools, the Achievement School District, Bartlett City Schools and Millington Municipal Schools will each receive funds for new pre-K classrooms, according to the Shelby County Schools Education Foundation, which is administering the funds.
July 28, 2014
Shelby County Schools’ pathway to pre-K funds runs through foundation with suburban roots
Shelby County commissioners who voted last week to spend $3 million on expanding prekindergarten access are finding that they don’t control where the money will go. That’s because the commission earmarked the funds not directly to Shelby County Schools, but to a small foundation that has strong ties to the suburban districts that have left SCS and whose plans for the funds are unclear.
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