Friday, June 18, 2021

ChalkBeat TN

Seven Memphis charter schools could close in 2020 if they don’t improve, based on Shelby County Schools’ first report card comparing its schools. The district’s newly released school performance scorecard rated seven of its 51 charters below 2 on a scale of...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Shelby County Schools board voted unanimously Tuesday to close a northeast Memphis charter high school. Board members Joyce Dorse-Coleman, Stephanie Love, Michelle Robinson McKissack, Scott McCormick, Shante Avant, Billy Orgel, and Kevin Woods, Miska Clay Bibbs voted in favor of...
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,...
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...
A former superintendent who now leads six charter schools told Shelby County Schools he will close both of his network’s high schools this summer. Du Bois High School of Arts and Technology and Du Bois High School of Leadership and...