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Covering the Memphis and Shelby County school merger

In today’s story on the ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays, Jr., the Commercial Appeal’s Zack McMillin suggests that any city interested in creating a municipal school district will have a tough road ahead: Norris-Todd includes a … Continue reading

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Memphis and Shelby County schools merger may be years off

In an interview with Commercial Appeal reporter Zack McMillin, Shelby County School Board Chairman David Pickler says consolidation between SCS and Memphis City schools could be delayed “many years,” if it happens at all. McMillin also quotes consolidation supporters who … Continue reading

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Memphis calls school consolidation opposition racist

As the Commercial Appeal’s Zack McMillin reports, attorneys representing Memphis are calling any opposition to the city’s school consolidation plan “racially motivated.” The city’s lawyers claim there has been a “consistent and ongoing resistance to racial balancing of the public … Continue reading

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