- As Memphis expands its efforts to improve schools, one model is about to double in size
- May 17, 5:42 AM: The high-performing Whitehaven High school is also the anchor of the Empowerment Zone, one of Shelby County Schools’ newest intervention programs. It will more than double in size by adding six schools this fall.
- Opinion: Charter schools leading charge to address state's education priorities
- May 9, 5:47 AM: The future of public education lies in our ability to think outside the box about reaching and teaching the next generation of students – and strong progress is happening right here in Tennessee.
- SCS to revamp career and technical education to match available high-paying jobs
- > Apr 30, 5:59 AM: The district will narrow its technical education focus to 8 areas: advance manufacturing, architecture, health sciences, information technology, marketing or distribution, STEM and transportation. District leaders say it's an effort
- With Griffin at the helm of the ASD, Hopson sees a better relationship between local, state-run schools
- > Apr 27, 5:46 AM: The relationship between the local school district and the state-run intervention program is inherently awkward and competitive, with SCS wanting to maintain control of its schools, and the ASD believing outside intervention is
- Parents meet over closure of Herenton run charter schools
- Apr 26, 6:42 AM: Concerned parents spoke out during a meeting Wednesday addressing the closing of two charter school that are run my former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton.
- I-Zone Chief Griffin Named Head of State-Run School District
- > Apr 25, 5:49 AM: The chief of schools for Shelby County Schools who was the founding director of Innovation Zone Schools is the new leader of the state-run Achievement School District. Sharon Griffin was named Tuesday, April 24, as head of the
- Two schools run by former Memphis mayor Willie Herenton to close
- Apr 20, 5:39 AM: Two schools run by Willie Herenton, the former Memphis mayor and Memphis City Schools superintendent, will close at the end of the academic year, Shelby County Schools officials confirmed Thursday.
- Hundreds protest proposed magnet, Project GRAD cuts in 7.5-hour school board meeting
- > Apr 11, 4:58 AM: For Knox County Schools Superintendent Bob Thomas and some school board members, the data is clear: Knox County’s magnet schools and Project GRAD programs aren’t impacting “student achievement” by raising reading proficiency and
- Shelby County Schools' academic progress lags behind many urban districts, national test shows
- Apr 10, 5:55 AM: For the first time, Shelby County Schools is able to benchmark its academic progress against some of the country's largest urban districts.
- Plan to turn Jubilee schools into charters moves forward
- Apr 4, 5:41 AM: With the Jubilee Catholic Schools Network set to close at the end of the 2018-2019 school year, a new charter school operator is planning to open nine new schools.
- Chattanooga Preparatory School recruits first class of boys, mentors for fall opening
- Mar 30, 7:49 AM: More than 60 boys have been selected to join the new public charter school when it opens its doors, administrators and staff have been hired, even uniforms have been ordered.
- New private online school lays roots in Williamson County
- > Mar 27, 5:49 AM: But unlike the tutorials, where students typically meet about once a week for classroom instruction, Grove Virtual Academy students take self-guided online courses. An educational consultant oversees student progress and meets with
- As school districts seek to improve student performance, they turn to career academies
- > Mar 27, 4:37 AM: Career and technical education is not an equal to vocational education, though it surpasses it, experts say, providing students with hands-on, real-world, project-based learning and collaborative opportunities with industry
- Parkinson to Introduce Bill Phasing Out State’s Achievement School District
- > Mar 23, 5:22 AM: Rep. Antonio Parkinson is set to make a push to remove Memphis schools from the state’s Achievement School District and dissolve the state district because of its failure to pull them out of Tennessee’s bottom 5 percent for
- Poll: Parents, voters agree the quality of Nashville's schools is stagnant
- Mar 22, 7:07 AM: A new poll shows parents and voters agree that the quality of Nashville's public schools has remained stagnant over the past five years.
- Tennessee Gov. Haslam announces investment in state's school leaders
- Mar 21, 5:23 AM: Gov. Bill Haslam and state Education Commissioner Candice McQueen launched on Tuesday an effort to aid Tennessee schools by improving school leadership.
- Timeline extended to turn over student data to ASD for Nashville and Memphis school districts
- Mar 19, 5:08 AM: The Nashville school board will have more time to decide whether it wants to continue a fight against the state’s Achievement School District over the contact information of students zoned to failing schools.
- Sohn: Let's make 'Future Ready Institutes' happen
- > Mar 16, 5:23 AM: What began some years ago as a plea from Chattanooga businesses when employers couldn't find local workers among our high school graduates morphed in 2015 into a Chamber of Commerce-spearheaded study committee dubbed Chattanooga
- As more colleges partner with SCS, lines between lower, higher education blur in Memphis
- > Mar 12, 6:40 AM: As Shelby County Schools students struggle to leave high school ready for college — just 9.6 percent of SCS seniors last year were considered college-ready by ACT benchmarks — higher education leaders are seeing a need to roll up
- Letter: Need For Vocational And Technical Education In Inner-City Schools - And Response
- > Mar 9, 6:12 AM: The state of Career Readiness, which encompasses CTE, is a persistent source of dismay for many inner-city residents. Indeed, from the establishment of many HBCU’s at the turn of the 20th century, to the prowess of figures such as