Monday, October 25, 2021

ChalkBeat TN

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...
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...
With its funding expiring, a Memphis program for students coming out of juvenile detention could end soon, despite a three-year record of job placement and low recidivism. The $1.2 million federal grant for Project Stand expires this summer. The U.S....
A judge ruled the football coach fired from Trezevant High School for changing student grades should be reinstated, says the former coach’s attorney. Teli White was suspended three years ago for his part in the scandal after a district investigation,...
Sharon Griffin, a longtime leader at Shelby County Schools, will be the next leader of the state’s turnaround district. Griffin will take the helm of the Achievement School District in late May under the titles of Assistant Commissioner of School...
When it gets cold outside, Felix Scott sometimes skips school because he knows there’s a chance heat won’t be working in some classrooms. “I love this school,” Scott, an 11th-grader, said of Kingsbury High School in Memphis. But “most of...
Shelby County Schools board members heard an ambitious plan Tuesday to expand district support for students across all its nearly 150 schools. The proposal would expand the district’s flagship turnaround program, the Innovation Zone; test all first-graders for gifted education;...
A former turnaround principal is returning to Memphis as an assistant superintendent overseeing the Innovation Zone and other school turnaround work for Shelby County Schools, a spokeswoman confirmed Monday. Antonio Burt started his new job last week under Chief of...
More than 100 students at a Memphis high school left their classrooms Friday morning, walked around the giant Crosstown Concourse building, and read a letter to their administration calling for significant changes. The letter outlines grievances, and possible solutions of...
The Memphis principal who was demoted last year over what district officials said were improper grade changes will not get her job back. The Shelby County Schools board voted 6-0 Wednesday evening not to reinstate Monekea Smith, the former principal...