Wednesday, October 5, 2022

ChalkBeat TN

Tennessee’s state-run district faces many challenges as it enters a new era under its third leader in six years, but prominent among them is addressing community pushback and distrust. Sharon Griffin kicked off her tenure as the Achievement School...
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...
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,...
Just one of 11 charter school applications were approved Tuesday night by the Shelby County Schools board — the lowest number since the privately managed schools began opening in Memphis in 2003. The school board approved the opening of Memphis...
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...
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...
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;...
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...
In a room of brightly colored motivational posters and yoga mats, two middle school students sit across from one another in a circle of comfy blow-up chairs, glaring at each other, and talking through an argument of name-calling that...