Municipal School Districts

Behind the Headlines
6:56 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Radio Roundtable: TN Legislature Votes To Allow New Municipal School Districts Statewide

Mayor Stan Joyner of Collierville and Mayor Sharon Goldsworthy of Germantown
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The Tennessee State Legislature has voted to lift all restrictions on creating new municipal school districts throughout the state.

If Governor Haslam signs the bill, what will be the future of those schools in Shelby County?

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Behind the Headlines
5:16 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Radio Roundtable: The Achievement School District

Eric Barnes, Host of Behind the Headlines
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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.

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Behind the Headlines
4:50 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Radio Roundtable: Gov. Bill Haslam's State Of The State Address

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, the panel discusses TN Governor Bill Haslam's State of the State address, including the state's course against so-called "unfounded mandates," an expansion of TennCare, and school vouchers.

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Behind the Headlines
5:00 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Radio Roundtable: An Update on Municipal Schools

Eric Barnes, publisher of the Memphis Daily News, and panel discuss an update on the municipal schools. 

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Mid-South News
6:17 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

Schools Consolidation Is Back In Federal Court

Tensions are mounting yet again in regard to school consolidation.  The Shelby County Commission filed suit to stop referendums on municipal schools, alleging that part of the intent is to create racially segregated schools.  All parties will appear before federal Judge Hardy Mays on Monday.

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