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April 18, 2018
Shelby County students walking out tomorrow want to return with specific recommendations on school safety
The walkouts on Thursday will honor the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado.
April 17, 2018
Memphis school board discusses dropping TNReady scores from teacher decisions after testing failures
The angry declarations came after two days of glitches in Tennessee testing including what the state called a “deliberate attack” on its testing vendor’s data center.
April 17, 2018
How Tennessee’s testing snafus impact kids and educators — in their own words
We asked educators, parents, and students how this week’s testing snafus have impacted them personally. Here are some of your responses.
April 13, 2018
What you need to know about the $7 million set aside for Memphis teacher raises in 2018
Now that there's $7 million for teacher pay raises in next year’s budget, Chalkbeat explains which teachers will get a raise, how much, and why.
April 11, 2018
School leaders say it’ll take $1 billion to educate Memphis students
Superintendent Dorsey Hopson wants the county to pay the district $13 million from its expected surplus and use $25 million from the district's reserves.
April 10, 2018
A proposed budget for Memphis schools comes out this week. Here’s what we know so far.
The budget so far doesn’t include any major new initiatives as the district circles its wagons to strengthen strategies already in place.
National testing time
April 10, 2018
In first comparison with other large cities, Memphis students score poorly on national test
Compared to 27 large cities, the district landed in the bottom third of results from the National Assessment of Education Progress, known as NAEP
April 6, 2018
Here’s who’s running for Memphis school board in August
Fifteen people are vying for four seats on the Memphis school board. The election is Aug. 2.
April 3, 2018
Three things we heard about educational equity during #MLK50
Five decades after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., segregation remains a major barrier to achievement for students of color, according to a panel of experts.
April 2, 2018
Memphis students move walkout up a day at request of Columbine families
Memphis student walkouts planned for the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado to protest gun violence will now be a day earlier.
March 23, 2018
Hopson asks state to let struggling Memphis school remain with local district
The superintendent submits a list of reasons why the state should hold off on its intervention plan at American Way Middle School.
March 22, 2018
Impressed by Memphis students planning April walkout, Hopson gives his blessing
Superintendent Dorsey Hopson says Shelby County Schools won't punish students who walk out of school next month to protest gun violence.
March 20, 2018
More than 1,000 Memphis school employees will get raise to $15 per hour
The announcement comes about two weeks before marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., who came to Memphis to promote living wages.
March 19, 2018
Hopson promises more flexibility as Memphis school leaders clear the air with teachers on new curriculum
Though he didn't have specifics, Superintendent Dorsey Hopson said teachers should not feel like they need to read from a script to meet district requirements.
Summer learning academy
February 28, 2018
Better reading and math scores mean more Memphis students can attend this summer program
Superintendent Dorsey Hopson's Summer Learning Academy will be open to 10,000 students in almost 50 sites across the city.
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