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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.

Some Memphians say they will be listening for ways candidates may learn and lead in a new city.

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.

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

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.

Johnson’s stroke, the second for a school board member in as many years, underscores the pressure of public service roles, said his pastor.

Chalkbeat Tennessee will keep you updated via text messages on important Memphis-Shelby County Schools board decisions every month.

The MSCS board has approved $108 million in expenses for the school, but the district hasn’t yet secured all the funds it needs.

Getting the right superintendent is a ‘humongous responsibility,’ says the longtime head of Latino Memphis.

More facts will be needed to determine whether the orders were constitutional, the ruling said.

Nine charter applicants this year included four new schools, plus five schools in the Achievement School District. The MSCS school board approved two of them, despite the district’s recommendations.

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.

The findings prompted personnel changes and stricter controls soon after Toni Williams took over as interim superintendent.

A vote Tuesday will seek to resolve a contentious issue: whether interim leader Toni Williams, who lacks academic experience, is qualified for the permanent position.

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

Critics worry the change could flood districts with unfounded complaints