Shelby County Schools

Behind the Headlines
6:03 pm
Fri January 27, 2012

Radio Roundtable: Who Owns School Buildings and Property?

This week on the Behind the Headlines radio roundtable, the panel discusses the recent attempt to introduce a bill in the legislature that would transfer county school buildings to municipalities.

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Mid-South News
6:00 am
Thu October 13, 2011

Big Changes On The Way For Shelby County Schools, Municipalities Say Too Big

Merger will triple the size of Shelby County Schools and it will change the district from largely suburban to much more urban.

Memphis and Shelby County Schools might be on their way to consolidation, but sentiments on the matter are far from unified. The transition team and the unified school board charged with planning and executing school consolidation have met less than a handful of times, but already five of the six municipalities surrounding Memphis are thinking about creating their own municipal schools districts, rather than send their kids to a merged Shelby County Schools, and their concerns about consolidation may not be something the people captaining the merger can overcome, no matter what they do.

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Mid-South News
6:00 am
Thu October 13, 2011

Former L.A. Superintendent Shares Advice For Large School Districts

LAUSD Superintendant Ramon Cortines chats with a fourth grader at Gulf Elementary School in Wilmington.
Brad Graverson/Daily News Los Angeles

One of the main concerns about the merged Shelby County school district is its size. Ramon Cortines has been superintendent of school districts of all sizes, including New York City and Los Angeles—the two largest in the country. And he’s got some advice.

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