Memphis-Shelby County Schools

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.