Member since May 22, 2014

Mar 2011

  1. Where Do We Go From Here? | School Choice

    Modest voter turnouts notwithstanding, next week’s referendum is key to the schools’ future.

  2. Decisions, Decisions

    Issues range from the makeup of the Election Commission and a unified school board to codes for night clubs.

  3. Mays, Attorneys Set Ground Rules; Hearing on Injunction Set for April 4 as Commission Postpones Appointing Board Members

    Federal courtroom was packed with lawyers as calendar was set for first legal test on school-system merger.

  4. In 12 Hours of Interviews, County Commission Picks Some Favorites for a Unified School Board

    The plan is to appoint a 25-member interim board on Monday, but that could be up to U.S. District Judge Samuel Hardy Mays, who can say yes or no on Thursday.

  5. Ready, Set, Sue!

    In schools merger, you can’t tell the players without a program.

  6. County Commission Approves Backup Plan, Moves Forward on Naming All-County School Board

    8-2-1 vote overcomes resistance from outer-county commissioners; interviews with prospective school board members begin next week.

  7. Luttrell Says He Won't Sign On to Commission Plans for New School Board.

    Commission chair Chism says package is veto-proof and will be implemented; Mike Ritz agrees, says schedule will be kept, predicts Pickler won't be reappointed.

  8. Voter Turnout: How Low is Low?

  9. BULLETIN: Lt. Gov. Ramsey Threatens State Takeover of MCS

    The Senate Speaker tells reporters additional legislation may be required, besides Norris-Todd, to deal with school system merger.

    UPDATED, WITH VIDEO OF RAMSEY'S PLANS. See and hear for yourself.

  10. Superintendents Pledge to Make Transition Smooth

    Shelby County Schools Superintendent John Aitken and his Memphis City Schools counterpart, Kriner Cash, said they spoke to each other Wednesday morning and promised to give their students a smooth transition for the next two years now that Memphis voters approved MCS charter surrender.

  11. The Way Forward

    After the schools referendum, look for a flight to stability.

  12. City Voters Chart New Direction with 2-to-1 Victory for Charter Referendum

    What comes next is a complex, multi-layered legal struggle.

  13. Bartlett Meeting Takes Gingerly Approach to Idea of Municipal District, Hits Merger Proponents

    "Maybe we can't afford not to," says Mayor Keith McDonald after appraising the expenses of creating city school district.

  14. Ministers Urge "Yes" Vote on Schools Merger

  15. New Federal Suit Seeks Judicial Mandate for Immediate All-County School Board.

    In action filed Thursday, plaintiffs argue that Memphis City Schools is null and void, that Norris-Todd is inapplicable, and that the county commission should proceed with new county board on one person/one vote grounds.

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