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July 15, 2014 via Memphis Flyer

Defying a Thunderstorm, SCS Contenders Have a Forum

Less than a month away from August 7, when the final votes in Shelby County School Board races will be counted, the first fully separate cattle call for Board candidates took place Monday night at the First Baptist Church Broad under the joint sponsorship of several ad hoc education organizations. Full article

July 14, 2014 via Chalkbeat Tennessee

School board candidates pitch more funding, nap time to fix district

From providing more parental resources to holding budget meetings with the county commission, nine of the 14 Shelby County Schools board candidates shared how they would prioritize the district’s needs during a forum Monday night at First Baptist Church in the Binghampton neighborhood. Full article

July 14, 2014 via

School board candidates pitch more funding, nap time to fix district

From providing more parental resources to holding budget meetings with the county commission, nine of the 14 Shelby County Schools board candidates shared how they would prioritize the district’s needs during a forum Monday night at First Baptist Church in the Binghampton neighborhood. Full article

May 7, 2014 via The Tennessean

Overhaul of TN’s education funding formula could be in store

Tennessee's top education official wants a more uniform structure to decide how state education dollars are divided up among public school districts — but what that would look like is still unclear. Full article

April 18, 2014 via Watchdog.org

Academics, culture help mom choose private school

Marilyn Johnson couldn’t afford to put her son, Marshall, in a private school. She also said she couldn’t afford not to. Full article

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July 3, 2014 posted by Daniel Zavala

Tennessee is a State Where Results Speak Louder than Rhetoric

Under the bold leadership of Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Commissioner of Education Kevin Huffman, Tennessee's students and teachers have led the nation in their hard work and impressive academic improvements. Read more

June 6, 2014

The Tennessee Education Association is Arguing Against Themselves

The following are excerpts from a recent interview that aired on Nashville Public Radio with former Tennessee Education Association (TEA) President Gera Summerford. Speaking for her organization, Summerford explains the Tennessee Education Association’s position on a number of important education policies, including testing and charter schools. We were surprised by some of her comments, and our play-by-play analysis is below. Read more

May 7, 2014 posted by Dr. Dayciaa Smith

Mrs. Highnote: A Teacher of a Lifetime

When I reflect on teachers who especially influenced me during my youth, Mrs. Highnote is one of the first to come to mind. Read more

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