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The Tennessee State Board of Education approved the calculation during a meeting Friday, but some members said lawmakers should take another look at the law for struggling readers.
Nearly 50 Memphis-Shelby County public schools would get new investments for their buildings or academic programming under a facility plan that district leaders are developing.
The 2021 law that vexed third grade families last year offers fewer promotion pathways this year
Nine applicants met the state’s deadline for proposals to open a charter school in 2025
Memphis-Shelby County Schools board members chose Marie Feagins, ending the district’s first superintendent search in more than a decade.
Rep. Mark White cites prolonged frustration with the board’s locally elected leadership
Minimum teacher pay to rise from $42,000 to $44,500
Memphis-Shelby County Schools board members’ selection meeting signals an end to the tortuous search for a successor to former Superintendent Joris Ray, and the possibility of the first outside leader in more than a decade.
Legislative maneuver delays review and discussion about specifics.
Some Memphians say they will be listening for ways candidates may learn and lead in a new city.
Bren Elliott was on the job less than six months
No testing requirements, anti-discrimination language, or program evaluation plan are included.
GOP lawmakers also want to conduct annual hearings into student testing requirements.
Some parents headed to the library to keep children engaged. ‘It felt good to just come out and see different people,’ said one mother.
Lizzette Reynolds has a broad policy background, but no teaching experience.
Williams cites the district’s infrastructure improvements as a key step, and calls on other community partners to pitch in.
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Investments in other needs would suffer, panelists conclude
With another battle expected over vouchers, see what legislative leaders and advocates are saying.
Leader of Tennessee school board group and a superintendent explain why they strongly denounced the updated A-F grading system and a proposed expansion of private-school vouchers.
Three-quarters of schools earned a C or better under the new formula that stresses academic proficiency.
A student-led call for more restrictive gun laws went unheard. Meanwhile, the state dialed up the pressure on public schools.
Yolonda Brown, Marie Feagins, and Cheryl Proctor will face a round of in-depth interviews in January.
How will they be calculated? Will they matter? Chalkbeat gives a preview.
The five finalists are Yolonda Brown, Marie Feagins, Carlton Jenkins, Cheryl Proctor, and Angela Whitelaw.
GOP leaders are expected to file bill by Jan. 9, when the legislature reconvenes.
Barely a quarter of students who graduated high school in 2012 had earned a degree 10 years later.
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.
The pullout is the latest setback for efforts to overturn the controversial state law.
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.