Shelby County Schools

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The Shelby County School Board, sometimes referred to as the Unified School Board, has to decide what to do with schools and school buildings inside suburban municipalities where students from unincorporated Shelby County are already attending. In some cases, the municipalities are about to vote on their own school boards, and the decision to keep some of these schools within the Shelby County School system is a bit controversial.

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This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, the Shelby County School Board clarifies its position on school buildings, Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton addresses the issue of backlogged rape kits, and the race for Clerk of Courts begins to heat-up. Les Smith of Fox 13 News, Jackson Baker of the Memphis Flyer, and Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News join fill-in host Pierre Kimsey for this discussion.

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This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, a debate about the proposed Memphis city sales tax, and how it might be used to fund pre-K education.

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This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable: guests Bill Dries, reporter for the Memphis Daily News, and Jane Roberts, education reporter for the Commercial Appeal, join guest host Christopher Blank for a discussion on Attorney General Eric Holder's desire to see drug sentencing reforms, as well as transition problems plaguing the Unified School District. / Memphis Daily News

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.