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Superintendent Dorsey Hopson
June 29, 2018
Former staffers allege grades falsified, other misconduct at Memphis charter high school; district is investigating
Shelby County Schools officials told Chalkbeat that it “recognizes the seriousness” of the allegations against Gateway University, and vowed to investigate.
April 2, 2018
Memphis students move walkout up a day at request of Columbine families
Memphis student walkouts planned for the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado to protest gun violence will now be a day earlier.
sending a message
August 21, 2017
Memphis school board leader wants to declare that ‘all are welcome here’
Teresa Jones wants the school board to officially go on the record and commit to protecting Shelby County Schools' undocumented students and their families.
August 21, 2017
McQueen tells Hopson to share Memphis student information with charter operator
Tennessee’s ed chief sides with a charter operator in the ongoing tug-of-war between Shelby County Schools and the Achievement School District over student information.
August 8, 2017
As opening bell rings, thousands of Memphis students are yet to register
About 71,000 students are enrolled in Shelby County Schools, far short of the 90,000-plus students anticipated.
March 28, 2017
Memphians weigh in on Hopson’s investment plan for struggling schools
Shelby County Schools holds a community meeting about Superintendent Dorsey Hopson's plan to address 19 schools dubbed "critical focus" schools.
September 13, 2016
Before closing more Memphis schools, board members want four questions answered
While more school closures are expected during the next five years, Shelby County Schools lacks specific criteria for shuttering them.
Grading the superintendent
October 28, 2015
Hopson receives satisfactory grade on performance evaluation
Superintendent Dorsey Hopson, who oversees Tennessee's largest public school district, gets satisfactory marks on his latest evaluation.
August 19, 2015
Local district goes on offense in Memphis priority school discussion
For the first time ever, Shelby County School leaders meet with a school community to talk about what being on Tennessee's school priority list means.
Back to school
August 10, 2015
Opening bell rings with about 76 percent of Shelby County students enrolled
With an unprecedented registration push, Shelby County Schools works to get their students seated and learning on the first day of class.
August 3, 2015
Just over half of Shelby County students are registered a week before classes start
Despite the fanfare around the district's new online registration process, student registration lags with just a week before school starts.
July 7, 2015
With Shelby County budget settled, Hopson reflects on process
Dorsey Hopson hopes the fiscal bleeding slows as a result of the district's most recent budget-cutting process and priorities.
March 4, 2015
Shelby County Schools superintendent rallies support for 2025 plan
Superintendent Dorsey Hopson uses a math magnet school in Memphis as the backdrop to build support his "Destination 2025" vision plan for the district.
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