Early voting has kicked off in Memphis, and five of the nine seats on Memphis-Shelby County Schools board are on the ballot on Aug. 1.

The plan prioritizes addressing staff shortages in the classroom, but cuts jobs in other areas.

Memphis schools show gains, but remain well behind statewide figures. See how your district performed.

Schools are too often punishing and excluding special education students with behavioral issues, Tennessee Disability Coalition says

Nineteen people seeking seats in the Aug. 1 election answered questions from Chalkbeat and the public. Hear what they said.

We asked the 20 candidates for Memphis school board to tell us about their approach to the district’s strategic and facilities plans, plus ways they’d direct improvements for academic outcomes and remove barriers to learning. Here’s what they said.

46% proficiency rate is the highest since the state raised its academic standards in 2010.

Although position cuts in Memphis have been expected all year, details were sparse until a meeting Tuesday where board members pushed back on how Superintendent Marie Feagins has communicated to staff.

Replacement plans remain unclear, as Feagins reorganizes schools based on their state letter grade.

Former librarian will lead panel that could decide which titles students statewide can access.

The revised policy also requires more tutoring for struggling readers who advance to fifth grade.

The goal is for students and teachers to develop a richer understanding of Memphis’ pivotal role in American history, at a time when discussions of race are constrained by state law.

Daniel Kiel, whose documentary chronicled the ‘Memphis 13,’ sees vouchers and ‘colorblind’ policies eroding progress on desegregation.

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    Ruby Bridges, who lost a son to a shooting in 2005, says the letter from 11-year-old Ben Williams resonated with her.

    Maintenance projects for existing Memphis schools will take priority, Feagins says.

    The increase could make open teaching positions more attractive, especially to staffers whose positions may be eliminated.

    Lawmakers send bill to the governor, who signaled that he'll sign it

    Feagins expects the board to approve the new plan in September, following the Aug. 1 election.

    Tennessee lawmakers voted this week to approve the proposal, but it threatens to disrupt an existing contract between the university and Memphis-Shelby County Schools.

    Senate and House still at odds over how to revise a 2021 reading and retention law

    The vote comes one year after a mass school shooting in Nashville that prompted calls for gun restrictions

    With time running out, GOP leaders insist voucher bill is still in play

    Century-old Humes was operated as a charter under the state’s unraveling Achievement School District.

    Student testing is a sticking point as legislative leaders seek a compromise.

    A Council of the Great City Schools leader said the team could be used as a model for other new superintendents

    Charter networks, both inside and outside the state, are tracking the legislation.

    ‘People were damn mad,’ said one spectator who was asked to leave the chamber.