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December 10, 2018
Hopson will leave a blueprint to consolidate more schools. Here’s what you need to know.
If trends hold true for Hopson’s final recommendations, four schools would be at the top of the list for consolidation.
July 20, 2017
Boys & Girls Clubs coming to two Memphis schools after all
After voting it down initially, Shelby County leaders agree to foot the bill for the nonprofit's first school-based programs in Memphis.
May 17, 2017
How ballet is energizing one Memphis school — and helped save it from closing
Ballet lessons bring the art of dance inside the walls of Dunbar Elementary, a school that was almost shuttered this year by Shelby County Schools.
May 15, 2017
Memphis schools have space. Boys & Girls Clubs have programming. Now they just need money to put clubs in three schools.
Grappling with under-enrolled schools and significant neighborhood needs, Memphis school leaders seek to fill some empty space by partnering with the Boys & Girls Club.
February 1, 2017
Hopson just backed away from closing one failing Memphis school. Here are three things to know.
The closure of Dunbar was supposed be part of a larger plan to right-size the district, but things changed. Here's why that's important.
January 31, 2017
One school will close, one will stay open as Hopson alters plan to respond to neighborhood needs
Dunbar Elementary School in Orange Mound will remain open as Shelby County leaders promise academic investments at the low-performing school.
January 23, 2017
Vote approaches on closing two Memphis schools, while cost of Hopson’s plan grows
The school board soon will decide the fate of two elementary schools, while the district's local funding body will get a heftier-than-expected price tag for new schools.
November 17, 2016
Did Hopson jump the gun on proposing more school closures? Some Memphians think so.
The chief of Shelby County Schools announced his proposal ahead of releasing reports intended to guide major decisions about the district's future.
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