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.

A consultant for Juvenile Court found that just half of students were attending class, and that the curriculum didn’t keep them on track for graduation.

After a colleague at her school left her job, Missy Testerman worried about who would advocate for immigrant families. So she switched gears in her educational career to fill the gap.

Meanwhile, new attempts to tighten the state’s lax gun laws fizzle.

GOP leaders acknowledge that the Achievement School District district had failed in its turnaround mission.

The three-minute computer-generated video, created by an anti-abortion group, has drawn concern from major medical organizations and sparked controversy in state legislatures in Tennessee and elsewhere.

Board members say the provisions in Marie Feagins’ agreement were necessary to protect the district.

Proposed legislation is meant to ‘expand what’s working,’ according to Memphis Rep. Mark White, the bill’s sponsor.

The proposal would widen criteria for determining which students could be held back — and give parents a say.

The Detroit schools administrator is already working with MSCS under a short-term contract.

Framed in the rhetoric of choice, Tennessee’s new law governing childhood vaccinations is among more than a dozen recently passed or pending nationwide that set parental freedom against community and children’s health.

University could use charter groups to expand its reach and replicate teaching and learning models.

Vouchers are a “bitter pill” that will destabilize K-12 education, a former Superintendent of the Year testified.

In a rare action, the state Board of Education passed a resolution questioning whether the 2021 law targets the right age group.

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    Legislation easily clears first legislative hurdle, with two votes set for March 6.

    A state lawmaker is giving the Memphis-Shelby County school board time to devise an improvement plan before pursuing legislation to empower Gov. Bill Lee to appoint up to six new members to the locally elected body.

    In addition to school choice, GOP plan seeks changes to public school testing, teacher evaluations

    Governor, Senate, and House are at odds as details of legislation emerge

    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.

    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

    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.

    No testing requirements, anti-discrimination language, or program evaluation plan are included.

    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.

    GOP lawmakers also want to conduct annual hearings into student testing requirements.