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Judge Mays rules municipal schools law void

The movement for municipal school districts was dealt another setback tonight. According to the Commercial Appeal, “U.S. District Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays has issued a ruling stopping Shelby County’s suburban municipalities from proceeding in their quest to begin operating municipal … Continue reading

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News and opinion roundup: School board races almost set, and the County Commission unites Memphians, suburbanites

Bill Dries: Suburban School Board Races Almost Set In Bartlett: Erin E. Berry was effectively elected to the position 2 seat when Anne Edmiston withdrew from the race at the deadline. The other four positions are contested races William Busler … Continue reading

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County Commission files suit to stop the vote

The Shelby County Commission has filed a petition to stop the school referendums on August 2. See video report from WREG below. You can download the petition and the associated third party compliant (which explains what the County Commission hopes … Continue reading

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Bartlett residents learn about school system possibilities

News Channel 3’s Bonny Kinney covers the town hall on the feasibility of a Bartlett municipal school system. The Commercial Appeal’s Clay Bailey reports that “Bartlett residents say tax for schools is fair trade.” Meanwhile, Bill Dries of The Daily … Continue reading

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TCAP scores improve in Tennessee, Memphis, Shelby County

Students are scoring better on tests administered by the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP), but grade-level proficiency remains low. Statewide, average elementary school math scores jumped 7 percent while reading scores rose by 3.7 percent. But only 41 percent of … Continue reading

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U.S. District Court deadline is today

Today is the deadline for all sides of the school consolidation case to present materials to U.S. District Court Judge Hardy Mays. The court will decide the next steps in the transition to a consolidated Memphis / Shelby County school … Continue reading

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