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January 10, 2018
Aurora school district has more money than expected this year
Aurora Public Schools officials plan to use the one-time unexpected money for curriculum, to increase reserves, and to pay for a teacher pay raise among other things.
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August 1, 2017
Why Shelby County Schools has $84 million sitting in a savings account
The amount has raised some eyebrows, especially considering the level of need by Memphis students and leaders' longstanding complaints of state underfunding.
New fiscal year
June 30, 2017
Hopson: Memphis schools have most stable budget in years, but it’s still not enough
The superintendent of Shelby County Schools talks about financial challenges facing Tennessee's largest district as it begins a new fiscal year.
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May 30, 2017
It’s a done deal. Hopson staying two more years, while budget advances for Memphis schools
Superintendent Dorsey Hopson's proposed budget heads to Shelby County commissioners as the school board also approves his contract extension.
April 26, 2017
With students arriving every day, Memphis seeks to join other cities with newcomer programs for English language learners
The proposed newcomers program would help provide a foundation in English for recently arrived students from outside the United States.
April 20, 2017
The budget outlook just got better for Shelby County Schools
Revenues for Tennessee's largest school district will be higher than expected, leading to an amended proposed budget with more investments for Memphis schools.
April 19, 2017
Proposed Aurora budget cuts not as drastic as originally thought
Aurora Public Schools officials gave the school board a preview of the full budget draft that will be presented next month.
April 17, 2017
New coalition asks Memphis mayor to pump $10 million into education
The city needs to get back in the business of funding public education, says a diverse group of stakeholders in an April 13 letter to Mayor Jim Strickland.
March 21, 2017
Teacher pay overhaul would establish merit pay, tackle salary inequities
The overhaul would take effect next school year using $10.7 million earmarked in Hopson’s proposed $945 million spending plan for 2017-18.
March 17, 2017
Memphis school leaders have extra money to invest for first time in years. Here’s how one student thinks they should spend it.
For a student perspective on the district's proposed budget, Chalkbeat spoke with Amal Altareb, a junior at Central High School.
March 16, 2017
Hopson wants to raise teacher salaries, but who will get them is still under debate
The superintendent wants to base raises on teacher evaluations, but union leaders want some inequities in the compensation structure corrected first.
March 10, 2017
For the first time in years, Shelby County Schools will start its budget process without a shortfall
The proposed spending plan for Tennessee's largest school system will be unveiled on Monday.
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