Carla Oliver-Harris was bewildered by a phone call late this spring from Shelby County Schools saying that her son’s high school was closing and that she should enroll her son at Whitehaven High School instead.
Shelby County Schools is under a federal civil rights investigation into bias allegations surrounding district officials’ treatment of migrant children from Central America and their parents, U.S. Department of Education officials said Wednesday.
A new report from Shelby County Schools aims to shine a light on academic and operational performance of charter schools, providing accountability for the charters and information for parents seeking the best option for their child.
In its first response to a funding lawsuit filed last year by Shelby County Schools, the state is denying that its funding model is the cause of financial struggles faced by Tennessee’s largest school district.
Charter schools operating through Tennessee’s 4-year-old school turnaround district have struggled to achieve the initiative’s lofty goals due to a variety of challenges — some unique to the state-run charter program, and some common to all Memphis schools, a new report says.