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July 11, 2018
Here are the Memphis schools opening and closing this school year
All of the schools opening are charter schools, as are most of the closures.
April 19, 2018
Two charter schools led by former Mayor Willie Herenton will close
Du Bois High School of Arts and Technology was already in danger of losing its charter because of poor academic performance.
February 2, 2018
Here are seven Memphis charter schools in danger of closing
Under a new accountability system for charter schools, those scoring low on Shelby County Schools' scorecard automatically begin a review process.
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December 19, 2016
Three things Willie Herenton has to say about Memphis education today
The former Memphis mayor and city schools superintendent says Memphis must do more to lift its schoolchildren out of poverty.
October 15, 2014
At rally, Memphis activists push vouchers as civil rights issue
Voucher activists are largely focusing their organizing efforts in Memphis this year, where any proposed voucher bill in the 2015 legislative session would likely have a disproportionate impact. If several legislators have their way, vouchers would be given to low-income students at the state's lowest-performing schools, the majority of which are clustered in Memphis.
July 16, 2014
Board debates whether money or academics should determine charter school expansion
Shelby County Schools board granted a lease to a new charter consortium with no academic record because it was willing to pay more money than a charter school with five years of proven academic results. The decision brought into sharp relief the need for a coherent district policy toward charter schools, according to board members and the superintendent.
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