Education

The Trump administration’s wind-down of protections for some undocumented immigrants isn’t leading daily newscasts now, but it’s still very much in the minds of the nation’s students. Chalkbeat sat in recently as students at Memphis Central High School took...
NASHVILLE — Tennessee is introducing a warranty for its community and technical college programs by offering free retraining if an employer says a graduate's skills set comes up short. Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora Tydings discussed the warranty program...
The first class in Tennessee to get a free do-over on ACT testing is also the first class to push the state over an average score of 20 on the national college entrance exam, an indication that the state’s...
Students in every grade level of Shelby County Schools’ first summer academy grew in math and reading skills over the summer months, district leaders announced Tuesday. The six-week voluntary program, open to any district student who was not required to...
Nine out of 10 of elementary- and middle-school students in Tennessee’s turnaround district aren’t scoring on grade level in English and math, according to test score data released Thursday. The news is unsurprising: The Achievement School District oversees 32 of...
EDUCATION ON SCREEN Sixty years to the day after the Little Rock Nine integrated a high school in Arkansas, a documentary chronicling how many of America’s school systems have segregated again is set to debut at the National Civil...
The news that Tennessee’s testing company scored some high school tests incorrectly this year uncorked a flood of questions about the validity of the state’s new standardized assessment. Here are five things to know about the latest brouhaha over TNReady We...
More than half of Memphis schools received the lowest possible score for student growth on Tennessee’s new test last school year, according to data obtained by Chalkbeat for Shelby County Schools. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1...
Manuela Martinez doesn’t want Spanish-speaking families to get lost in the fast-changing education landscape in Memphis as the city's Hispanic population continues to grow. The mother of two students is among 19 parents in the first Spanish-speaking class of Memphis...
Nine school leaders are up for an annual statewide award, including one principal from Memphis. Tracie Thomas, a principal at White Station Elementary School, represents schools in Shelby County on the state’s list of finalists. Last year, Principal Docia...