Over the next three years, students at four Whitehaven schools that make up the Whitehaven High feeder pattern will see changes like mandatory after-school tutoring for struggling students, sharing of class offerings between schools, and, in some cases, new teachers and school leaders.
The leader of a South Memphis charter said the school will open on time this fall after he was able to secure space for up to 300 students following a disagreement with Shelby County Schools over the use of the former Lincoln Elementary.
Two charter operators defended their three schools to state officials Wednesday, fighting to overturn what they called an unfair Shelby County Schools decision to revoke their charters at the end of this school year.
When the incoming co-principal of KIPP Memphis Collegiate Middle School woke up one morning in April, his phone was flooded with texts and email alerts. News had broken that KIPP Middle was one of six Memphis charter schools up for closure due to poor academic performance.