Friday, December 9, 2022

ChalkBeat TN

A year after Sharon Griffin’s rise to chief of Tennessee’s embattled turnaround district drew widespread praise – and months of tension  – Griffin has resigned effective June 28, state officials confirmed Monday. Griffin resigned on Friday after disagreement with the...
After a relatively quiet school board race in Memphis two years ago, this year’s run promises a lot of action as 15 people vie for four seats. Shelby County Schools, Tennessee’s largest school system, is stabilizing its finances and setting...
Dorsey Hopson has been at the helm of Tennessee’s largest district for four years, but his cabinet has been a bit of a revolving door since the historic merger of city and county schools. Only three members of his 11-person...
With so many students transferring between schools during the school year, Shelby County Schools is rolling out a new uniform grading policy across the district to ensure consistency. The new rules mean tests will account for 40% of a high...
by CAROLINE BAUMAN For the third time, a state-run school will shutter in Memphis. GRAD Academy announced Monday that it will close its high school located in South Memphis at the end of this school year. It is the only Memphis school...
Superintendent Dorsey Hopson said Wednesday that more people could be fired and even face criminal charges as a result of a deeper investigation into the high rate of grade changes that happened at seven Memphis high schools over four...
Students would be graded for what they know about Tennessee’s new academic standards rather than getting averaged A-F letter grades under a significant shift being explored by Shelby County Schools. The practice, called “standards-based grading,” aims to better measure how...
How do teachers captivate their students? Here, in a feature we call How I Teach, we ask great educators how they approach their jobs. You can see other pieces in this series here. Alexia Young loves to keep her third-grade...
While U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos isn't convincing members of Congress to expand education choices for families, she found a more receptive audience Monday in Tennessee. DeVos joined Gov. Bill Lee to visit a Nashville charter school where students...
Struggling Tennessee schools will find out this fall if they’ll face consequences for scoring academically in the state’s bottom 5 percent. The State Department of Education is scheduled to release its long-awaited “priority list” for the first time since 2014,...