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United Education Association of Shelby County
October 4, 2019
Memphis teacher groups seek to increase maximum salary up to 18%
Shelby County Schools teachers would be able to earn up to $86,000 annually under a proposal from the district’s two teacher associations.
Making the grade
August 23, 2019
Calling for consistency, Memphis leaders create new student grading rules that are the same across the district
School leaders hope the new system will reflect comparable performance no matter where a student is enrolled.
March 12, 2019
Teachers are ‘ready to fight,’ says new Tennessee coalition inspired by strikes in other states
A new coalition seeks grassroot support to gauge whether Tennessee teachers are ready for collective action.
Updated March 4, 2019
Teacher pay, school vouchers among possibilities when Tennessee governor rolls out spending plan
Gov. Bill Lee will unveil his first proposed budget and deliver his first State of the State address on Monday.
February 28, 2019
Negotiations between Shelby County Schools and teacher organizations start Friday. Here’s who will be at the table and what to expect.
Teacher representatives and district leaders will first meet separately Friday to set priorities and strategize. A meeting with all negotiators present is expected later.
Votes are in
November 19, 2018
Memphis educators vote to begin negotiations on new contract with district
Shelby County Schools teachers have decided it’s time to go back to the bargaining table with district officials to hammer out a new agreement. Sixty…
October 15, 2018
Memphis teacher groups want annual pay raises and more say in how they teach their students
If educators vote to negotiate, it will be the first negotiation for the Memphis school district since 2015, and the first since the city’s teacher group split into two.
June 27, 2018
Why the Janus Supreme Court case won’t have much impact in Tennessee
The decision from the nation’s highest court has devastating implications for large unions in the 23 states that have allowed such fees; Tennessee is not among them.
March 19, 2018
Hopson promises more flexibility as Memphis school leaders clear the air with teachers on new curriculum
Though he didn't have specifics, Superintendent Dorsey Hopson said teachers should not feel like they need to read from a script to meet district requirements.
October 16, 2017
Memphis teachers union calls on Tennessee to invalidate TNReady over scoring errors
From the State Capitol, Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell called for a hearing on recently revealed scoring errors by the state department's testing vendor.
lighten the load
September 29, 2017
More planning, less paperwork ahead for Memphis teachers under switch to new curriculums
The changes come after a meeting last week with teacher leaders.
TNReady or not
April 13, 2017
Tennessee promises this year will be different when TNReady testing begins, but some educators are anxious
After last year's botched debut of its standardized test, the state prepares to try again with a new testing company, a revised test, and a new game plan.
April 10, 2017
As school voucher vote approaches in Nashville, most Memphis advocacy groups don’t want program piloted in their city
Here's where grassroots organizations in Memphis stand on a voucher bill that would impact their community.
January 30, 2017
On eve of DeVos vote, Alexander hears from protesters across Tennessee
Educators and parents expressed their displeasure over President Donald Trump's pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos.
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