Education

A lawsuit charging that Tennessee underfunds its schools by hundreds of millions of dollars has been dismissed, while a separate education funding case is inching closer to trial in 2020. Hamilton County Schools quietly dropped its 5-year-old lawsuit against the state last week in a Nashville court. The school board...
By Caroline Bauman, Marta W. Aldrich -- Tennessee wants to return 30 state-run schools to local districts in Memphis and Nashville no later than the fall of 2022, but also wants to retain its state-run district to possibly take over other chronically low-performing schools, says a proposal being unveiled this week. Exactly...
CodeCrew and Southwest Workforce & Community Solutions have partnered to offer a six-month, 40-hour per week software developer bootcamp beginning Feb. 3 at Southwest Tennessee Community College’s downtown campus at 737 Union Ave. Code School is designed to empower adults to become tech innovators and leaders with employment in the...
A Memphis charter network is appealing Shelby County Schools’ decision to shrink its elementary school enrollment by nearly a fifth. A successful appeal to the state Board of Education would mean the school could keep the spots for 135 students and avoid reducing its incoming class or telling some students...
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, but was fired a year later for the same offense...
The starting salary for new Shelby County Schools teachers would increase to match or exceed neighboring competitors, and teachers would be annually compensated for master’s degrees under a district counterproposal presented to teacher groups on Friday. The proposal would add $2,000 to the compensation of new district teachers, raising the...
Gospel star Earnest Pugh’s alma mater is Millington Central High School, where he now is giving back by mentoring students in the school’s gospel choir once a month. Pugh’s mentoring sessions with the Millington Gospel Choir are set for the first Friday of each month, with the first held Dec....
The executive director of the Memphis Academy of Health Sciences, one of city’s oldest charter networks, was fired last week following an internal investigation. Corey Johnson was placed on suspension with pay last month and fired on Dec. 3, according to Ricky Wilkins, the network’s lawyer. Johnson had served as...
Three Memphis charter schools will need to reduce their enrollment by about 250 students next school year following a Shelby County Schools board vote Tuesday. The downsizing by Memphis Business Academy and Gestalt Community Schools is three times less than what district staff recommended last month after school board members...
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