The shooter, 28, was armed with assault rifles and was killed by police.
Critics predicted class sizes would grow under the legislation
Toni Williams addresses key constituencies in reviewing district’s progress, priorities
Advisory committee members critique transparency, but board Chair Althea Greene says she wants to ‘avoid a popularity contest.’
Critics worry the change could flood districts with unfounded complaints
Critics say it’s not the state’s role to pay for child care
The measure would widen reading test criteria for retention but keep the state in control of those decisions.
Schwinn would chair panel and report back by Dec. 1
Board’s academic committee considers ways to ease impact of reading law, including offering retests and eliminating time limits.
A pair of contracts for new cameras, alarm systems, and wiring await board approval.
State inspections found 527 unlocked doors so far this school year.
Tennessee legislative leader wants to widen reading test criteria for determining third-grade retention
House Education Committee Chairman Mark White wants the state to consider more than TCAP test results
Holding back third graders who aren’t deemed proficient remains a sticking point
New high school a step closer for displaced Germantown students as MSCS board backs Cordova land purchase
Some board members raise concerns about capacity: ‘If you build it, they will come.’
Teachers’ personal libraries were not the law’s intent, says lawmaker
Voucher and charter-friendly bills pass Tennessee Senate, as House speaker proposes home school charters
The bills would advance Gov. Bill Lee’s school choice agenda
More than three-quarters of third-graders could be held back, they warn.
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From students with disabilities to schools serving disadvantaged students, ‘there’s just a lot of uncertainty’
Q&A: For anti-bigotry group Facing History & Ourselves, Tyre Nichols’ death is another tragic teaching moment
Michele Phillips, a Memphis-based leader of the group, says ‘we’re sticking to our script’ on emphasizing lessons of history, but Tennessee law has had a ‘chilling effect’
Sponsors want recently launched pilot program to add Hamilton County Schools
The firm has decades of experience, but its record has a few blemishes.
Schwinn says salary leap would be ‘game changer’ to recruit and retain educators
Summer camps and tutoring are popular, but holding students back because of a test score is not
Promising Futures would tap sports betting tax revenues
A video showing Tyre Nichols being brutalized by police led at least one Black teen protester to say, “I feel unsafe with the police now.”
Charter commission district grows with more ASD schools
Local governments struggle to keep pace with construction costs
Pledges to continue advocating for teachers and public schools
The quest for education equity must be motivated by the reality that the workforce will rely heavily on people who aren’t white
District seeks to avoid disruptions during standardized testing
Advisory panel member cites concerns that process ‘feels rushed’
Mayoral hopeful sees herself as a leader who can get district, city, and county to work together
Community panel advising Memphis-Shelby County Schools on superintendent search sets first public meeting
School board identifies four firms that applied to head the search
Democrats call the proposal ‘a step in the wrong direction’
Timeline calls for naming the next leader of Tennessee’s largest school district by April
Third grade retention policy, private school vouchers, and a teacher shortage are among the priorities
Three-year-old legal battle continues, even as applications are approved
The bigger objective of improving pre-K: Containing the pandemic’s long-term impact on children and their education in Tennessee’s largest school district.
Sale price is $3.3 million; Millington will also pay for E.A. Harrold Elementary site
Tennessee textbook panel says it’s ill-equipped for possible onslaught of appeals over library materials
New censorship law was essentially an unfunded mandate
Nine-year transition means thousands of current students won’t be displaced
Nonprofit giant becomes an influential force in early childhood workforce training
Shelby County Commission vote brings Germantown closer to controlling its elementary and middle schools
Commissioner Miska Clay-Bibbs: ‘We’re really here to solve the issue of 1,800 kids who are about to be displaced’
The first of several votes to end dispute and clear the way for construction of a new high school
Democrats say it’s bad policy to expand a ‘pilot’ program that just launched
Supporters of Whitehaven High Principal Vincent Hunter sing his praises at community meeting
MSCS unions disagree over whether the district should sign the pending contract or start afresh.