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The Detroit schools administrator is already working with MSCS under a short-term contract.
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.
The turnaround initiative has produced few wins. But without it, Tennessee must come up with a new plan.
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.
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.
Williams cites the district’s infrastructure improvements as a key step, and calls on other community partners to pitch in.
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.
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.
The pullout is the latest setback for efforts to overturn the controversial state law.
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.
Draft proposals outline more than $200 million in savings through closures and consolidations, while a new committee will explore redevelopment opportunities.
The Midtown Memphis school building will get additional upgrades while it is treated for a mold problem discovered one month into the 2023-24 school year.
Young’s proposals include capital investments for Memphis-Shelby County Schools, which is poised to establish a new facilities plan in the coming months.
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.
A proposed contract, due for a board vote next week, would split the work among four vendors, including ServiceMaster Clean.