Educators don’t want to endorse the state’s culture wars, or get ensnared in them.
Lee’s plan seeks to eliminate income requirements and change who could benefit.
In order to maintain some of the academic strategies and programs supported by expiring pandemic relief funds, the district may reexamine how its schools are run.
Fourteen schools had rates of 90% or higher. District officials credit tutoring, graduation coaches and other efforts.
Sen. Jon Lundberg is cool to the idea of saying no to over a billion dollars a year.
Two out-of-state conservative groups will get the last word in Tennessee’s legislative hearings on rejecting federal education funding.
Aging school buildings, lagging teacher pay: ‘The needs are so great,’ says head of Memphis district.
Prize-winning authors spoke to Whitehaven H.S. students but had to hold back on discussing themes of systemic racism.
Trezevant is the default option, but transportation will be offered to two other schools as well.
Grades will be released in December. Revised criteria mark a big change of course under a new leader.
Over the years, David Snowden has paid for tutors, therapy dogs, digital equipment, and more
UAB professor Tondra Loder-Jackson discovered an “underground railroad” of Black educators who fought segregation in the South. Can their example help teachers defy restrictions on teaching historical truths?
Draft proposals outline more than $200 million in savings through closures and consolidations, while a new committee will explore redevelopment opportunities.
The Midtown Memphis school building will get additional upgrades while it is treated for a mold problem discovered one month into the 2023-24 school year.
Young’s proposals include capital investments for Memphis-Shelby County Schools, which is poised to establish a new facilities plan in the coming months.
The group will begin meeting in early November and report to the legislature by Jan. 6.
Tess Stovall’s recommendations will be a key factor in whether the state votes to overrule locally elected school boards.
Vote signals continued trust in Greene as the district proceeds with revamped superintendent search.
Most federal money supports low-income students, English language learners, students with disabilities.
A proposed contract, due for a board vote next week, would split the work among four vendors, including ServiceMaster Clean.
Crystal Johnson, an AP English teacher affectionately known as Miss CJ, was recently named a 2023 Educator of Excellence.
Johnson’s stroke, the second for a school board member in as many years, underscores the pressure of public service roles, said his pastor.
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Building’s age has made cleanup more difficult, district officials said.
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Bren Elliott, a former Nashville school administrator, will oversee improvement efforts that encompass nearly 300 schools
The MSCS board has approved $108 million in expenses for the school, but the district hasn’t yet secured all the funds it needs.
Gov. Bill Lee lauds extra $100 million for school safety, mental health, and more.
Senate leaders signal they may block both proposals.
Governor’s proclamation and new House rules limit subjects and debate.
Getting the right superintendent is a ‘humongous responsibility,’ says the longtime head of Latino Memphis.
Challenge to classroom censorship will continue, while fight against the state’s ban on payroll dues collection ends.
The state’s first choice dropped out after contract negotiations broke down.
Safe firearm storage, school safety policies, and stalking offenses are also on the table
More facts will be needed to determine whether the orders were constitutional, the ruling said.
Memphis students return to classes for a new school year that could turn out to be pivotal.