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Trezevant High School
September 26, 2018
These Memphis schools now risk a state takeover
A look at the state’s new criteria for when to step in to improve schools provides some clues about which ones are under consideration.
September 13, 2018
Did Memphis school leaders just get a pass in the $159,000 grade-tampering probe?
The stunning decision to halt the investigation is now prompting questions about whether anyone will be held accountable, and if the investigation was reliable.
September 11, 2018
Missing documents bring early end to investigation into improper grade changes in Memphis schools
The firm hired to investigate grade changing in Memphis schools gave up after determining that the paperwork needed to prove misconduct did not exist in…
June 6, 2018
Coach fired amid Memphis grading scandal will not be reinstated, board says
Teli White's lawyer said his client is a scapegoat in a problem that goes beyond one coach and one school.
February 14, 2018
Hopson tightens who can revise student transcripts in response to grade changing in Memphis
Superintendent Dorsey Hopson responds to state education officials in a letter outlining his plan of action to improper grade-changing at some Memphis high schools.
January 31, 2018
How ‘central office’ in Memphis is taking on a new meaning under Sharon Griffin
A year after becoming the first chief of schools, Griffin is working to make central office more responsive to needs of schools rather than imposing top-down mandates.
January 4, 2018
Grade changing at some Memphis schools prompts state order for more audits
In her sternest comments yet on the widening Memphis scandal, Tennessee's education chief calls findings of the recent grading investigation “extremely troubling.”
December 19, 2017
Hopson halts ‘grade floors’ as second Memphis high school implicated in grade-changing probe
The developments reflect the widening scope of an investigation into allegations of falsified grades at Memphis high schools.
December 14, 2017
We read all 279 pages of reports about grade changes in Memphis. Here are five big takeaways.
Reports detailing how grades were falsified at one school open the door to look at the scope of grade-changing at other Memphis high schools. Here are the highlights.
vote of confidence
December 13, 2017
Despite emerging grading scandal, Hopson gets longer contract — and a raise
The board voted to keep Hopson as superintendent until at least 2020, and to increase his annual pay from $269,000 to $285,000.
December 13, 2017
Hopson says more firings possible as investigators dig deeper into Memphis grade changing
The superintendent also brings up the possibility of a criminal investigation into an emerging scandal that began with Trezevant High School.
December 8, 2017
Memphis orders a deeper probe into high school grade changes
Shelby County Schools is following up on a firm’s recommendation for additional investigation at high schools with a high number of grade changes.
December 6, 2017
We’re reading all 279 pages of what investigators found out about Memphis schools. Join us!
As you read along, we want to know what you’re thinking.
December 6, 2017
Grade changes pervasive in Memphis high schools, analysis shows
Trezevant High, which prompted the investigation, isn't the high school with the most grade changes in Shelby County Schools, according to the probe.
October 12, 2017
New program aims to make advocates out of Memphis high schoolers
Ten schools in Shelby County are participating in the program, which tries to get students involved in education policy issues.
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