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Black education advocacy group at work in Memphis

By   /  August 23, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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The Campaign for School Equity is reintroducing itself to Memphis after breaking away from the Black Alliance for Educational Options to focus on the state of Tennessee.

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More charter schools likely for Memphis

By   /  August 23, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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Shelby County schools have recommended that five new charter schools open while rejecting applications for three others.

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Lawmakers take deeper look at Tennessee’s achievement school district

By   /  August 19, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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Four years ago, the state of Tennessee began taking over low-performing school districts, creating a state-run district called the Achievement School District. Now, lawmakers are taking a closer look to see how the ASD has performed. “What we’re trying to do is sit down and really listen to both sides,” said Rep. Mark White, a […]

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School starts in Tennessee with hundreds of unfilled teaching positions

By   /  August 10, 2016  /  Education Blog, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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Memphis students are back in school, but about 100 Shelby County classrooms are lacking a full-time teacher. This is a high-turnover district that typically has 600-800 new teachers starting each fall. Nashville is in a similar situation, with about 80 teaching positions open, and Knox County needs about 40. Shelby County schools spokeswoman Natalia Powers said this should be taken […]

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7 things to know about Memphis schools

By   /  August 8, 2016  /  Education Blog, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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As students head back to school in Memphis, Chalkbeat Tennessee shared 7 things to know about Shelby County schools. Shelby County school district is the largest in the state with about 107,000 students expected for the 2016-17 school year, and a budget exceeding $950 million. Read more here.

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Tennessee schools creating social and emotional standards

By   /  August 5, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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These standards for grades K-12 will address decision-making, self-awareness, social awareness, self-control and establishing and maintaining healthy relationships.

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