Memphis City Schools

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This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, Unified School Board Chairman Billy Orgel, Unified School Board member Tomeka Hart, Chairman of the County Commission Mike Ritz, and County Commissioner Wyatt Bunker joined host Eric Barnes, publisher of the Memphis Daily News

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Interim Superintendent of the Unified School District Dorsey Hopson and Memphis Daily News reporter Bill Dries join host Eric Barnes, publisher of the Memphis Daily News, to discuss the chances for success of the consolidated school district.

For a review of the top news stories of the week, you can tune-in to Behind the Headlines Friday evenings at 7 on WKNO-TV 10.

Unified School Board

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, Unified School Board members Dr. Kenneth T. Whalum, Jr., and and Kevin Woods, join host Eric Barnes, publisher of the Memphis Daily News, and reporter Bill Dries to discuss the challenges that they face in the coming year.

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This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, the panel takes a look at the Achievement School District and some of the progress that it has made in the past year.

Host Eric Barnes, publisher of the Memphis Daily News, is joined this week by panelists Chris Barbic, Superintendent of the Achievement School District, and Eleanor Boudreau of WKNO-FM.

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, the panel discusses renaming Forrest Park, the merged-school budget, and a guns-in-parking lots bill from the Tennessee State Legislature.

This week's panel includes guest-host Pierre Kimsey, Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News, Michael Kelley of the Commercial Appeal, and Jackson Baker of the Memphis Flyer.

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, after five years as Superintendent of the Memphis City Schools, Dr. Kriner Cash will be leaving at the end of January. He sat down with the panel to discuss his tenure.

For a review of the top news stories of the week, you can tune-in to Behind the Headlines Friday evenings at 7 on WKNO-TV 10

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, the panel discusses creating a school voucher or scholarship program for charter and private schools in Tennessee, and the potential consequences for public education in the state.

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The Unified School Board has decided to not renew the contract of Memphis City School Superintendent Kriner Cash, whose contract runs out in August of 2013, about the time when the school merger will actually start. 

 

Today the Behind the Headlines Roundtable looks at the future of the new Shelby County Unified school district.

 

Students across the state will sit down and take a set of state tests called the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP), starting this week, and for the first time their scores on those tests will factor into their teachers’ evaluations and their own second semester grades. 

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