Memphis City Schools

Behind the Headlines
6:32 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Radio Roundtable: Municipal School Districts, Operations "Safe Community," and More

This week, the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable discusses the progress of a bill that could life the ban on new municipal school districts.

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Mid-South News
6:00 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Plan For Merged School District To Respond To Conflicting Desires

Students attend a listening session held by the Transition Planning Commission at Colonial Middle School.


The Transition Planning Commission charged with planning the merger of Memphis and Shelby County Schools gathered ideas and inspiration for the new district through a grueling series of public listening sessions.

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Mid-South News
5:26 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Replacement For Deputy Superintendent Irving Hamer One More Uncertainty For Memphis City Schools

Deputy Superintendent of the Memphis City Schools Irving Hamer resigned Monday after commenting on an employee’s breasts. The remarks happened at a party in February hosted by Hamer’s boss, Superintendent Kriner Cash. The party was at Cash’s house and many members of Memphis City Schools’ top brass were there.

The woman filed a complaint after Hamer further offended her in an email with the subject line: “Apology.” In that email Hamer said he could not blame his behavior on the two or three small drinks he’d had that night.

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Mid-South News
11:04 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Planning Commission Decides How Merged Memphis & Shelby County Schools Will Be Run


The people charged with planning the merger of Memphis and Shelby County Schools settled on an organizational structure for the new district last night.

The 21-member Transition Planning Commission was actually scheduled to vote on an organizational structure last week. Two options were on the table.

The first was a “unified district.” In a unified district, the primary decision-making power rests with the superintendent, which is similar to the way both Memphis and Shelby County Schools are run right now.

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Behind the Headlines
4:44 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Radio Roundtable: Municipal Schools and the Release of Drug Felons

Behind the Headlines: Friday evenings at 6:30 on WKNO-TV 10.
Bard Cole WKNO

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, the panel discusses Municipal Schools, as well as a law that will release as many as twelve thousand drug felons nationwide.

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