Education

Shelby County Schools officials are riding high, fueled by a dramatic swing from operating in the red to landing solidly in the black in the new fiscal year that begins Saturday. But they say the district still doesn’t have enough...
by Karanja A. Ajanaku Special to The New Tri-State Defender Twenty years into the future, when the students now at Hamilton High School are 35, 36, 37 and 38 years old, there is a good chance they will remember with some...
Equipping more Tennesseans with the tools to succeed after high school has been a hallmark of Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration. And the efforts seem to be paying off as the governor heads into his final 18 months in office. Haslam...
Shelby County Schools has reclaimed a Memphis school building that formerly housed a state-run charter school that just moved across town. This week, the former campus of Raleigh-Egypt Middle School began housing middle schoolers under the local district in Memphis. District...
Say your home air conditioner dies, and it’s August in Memphis. You don’t have enough in your checking account to cover the cost of a new one, but you have just enough in savings. The problem: After you’ve cleaned...
Students likely saw some new faces as they returned to Memphis schools this week. But their families should be aware that many other changes are at play across Shelby County Schools, Tennessee’s largest district. Here are just a few: 1. Schools...
Two elected school leaders in Memphis promised Monday to look into a former high school student’s complaint of being pressured to apply to 100 colleges in the quest for millions of dollars in scholarships. Anisah Karim graduated in 2016 from...
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...

A third-grade teacher at Coral Reef Elementary has filed a discrimination suit against her school district claiming that she was denied a job because she is white.

–Lawsuit: NYC Department of Education violated federal discrimination laws

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Tennessee is bringing in some new blood to lead its turnaround district after cutting its workforce almost in half and repositioning the model as an intervention of last resort for the state’s chronically struggling schools. While Malika Anderson remains as...