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Memphis superintendent proposes closings, mergers, expansion of schools

Memphis superintendent proposes closings, mergers, expansion of schools

Shelby County Schools would build new school buildings, close others, and expand some that are overcrowded under an ambitious plan Superintendent Joris Ray unveiled Monday. Among the myriad of proposals in Ray’s “Reimagining 901” initiative, spelled out during a school board committee meeting: building new high schools in Frayser and Southeast Shelby County, expanding Melrose

Tennessee drops bill to force Memphis schools to give up Germantown campuses

Tennessee drops bill to force Memphis schools to give up Germantown campuses

A Tennessee senator on Monday withdrew legislation that would have forced Memphis school leaders to transfer four campuses to suburban school systems in Germantown and Millington. Sen. Brian Kelsey, a Republican from Germantown, said a state order is unnecessary because leaders in Memphis and Germantown recently began discussions about the future of Germantown elementary, middle

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