District management

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Some parents headed to the library to keep children engaged. ‘It felt good to just come out and see different people,’ said one mother.

Yolonda Brown, Marie Feagins, and Cheryl Proctor will face a round of in-depth interviews in January.

The five finalists are Yolonda Brown, Marie Feagins, Carlton Jenkins, Cheryl Proctor, and Angela Whitelaw.

Aging school buildings, lagging teacher pay: ‘The needs are so great,’ says head of Memphis district.

Over the years, David Snowden has paid for tutors, therapy dogs, digital equipment, and more

The group will begin meeting in early November and report to the legislature by Jan. 6.

Results offer localized snapshot of how school systems are doing with pandemic recovery.

The school board expects to relaunch a community engagement effort to try to mend strained relationships with stakeholders who have grown frustrated with the process.

Toni Williams gets a contract extension, on the condition that she forgo her bid to succeed Joris Ray.

Board members have asked the district to present options, including the prospect of bringing the work in-house.

Next steps include considering public input and determining if interim superintendent Toni Williams is eligible to fill the role.

The firm’s other recommendation is Keith Miles Jr., current superintendent of Bridgeton Public Schools in New Jersey. Whitelaw and Miles could join Carlton Jenkins, of Wisconsin’s Madison Metropolitan School District; and Toni Williams, the current interim superintendent of MSCS, on the list.

Critics predicted class sizes would grow under the legislation