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2008-10-07 21:00:31

By Jane Roberts Within weeks, students in Memphis City Schools who are habitually late or absent are going to find someone intervening in their lives, part of the "drill down" into truancy that Supt. Kriner Cash expects will turn up a host of underlying social issues.

2008-10-01 21:00:19

By Jane Roberts Momentum is gathering to give local public education its own taxing authority, which likely would raise taxes but return accountability, school board members say.

2008-09-22 21:00:25

By Jane Roberts Memphis City Schools Supt. Kriner Cash expects his tenure here to be graded largely on how he executes on student achievement.

2008-09-16 18:00:27

By Jane Roberts Kia Young Tate, the 30-something Ph.D. in charge of Star Academy in Frayser, whoops and cheers like the children she teaches when she thinks what she could do with more money. "It would be awesome.

2008-09-15 21:00:23

By Jane Roberts Memphis City Schools has restored four high school counseling jobs it cut this week after parents, particularly at White Station High School, raised the roof in anger.

2008-09-01 18:00:22

By Jane Roberts If the final test of education is how well students compete in the global economy, the challenge for boards is clearing out the distractions. In Memphis, board of education members have decided it means tightening policy to limit the bickering that steals time from students.

2008-08-08 21:00:23

By Jane Roberts Memphis City Schools plans to turn Frayser High into a school for overage students in its effort to create an environment where students can learn without fear.

2008-08-05 18:00:33

By Jane Roberts A week before Memphis Public Schools open, the new superintendent and his team announced far-reaching plans for redeveloping schools and schoolchildren, including comprehensive strategies for addressing the needs of nearly 25,000 students who are older than their grade-level peers.

2008-07-30 18:00:39

By Jane Roberts The silver lining, frankly, for air charter companies struggling in this fuel environment is that the pain the major airlines are suffering is worse. And the business they are driving to charters across the airfield is making a bad situation marginally less desperate.

2008-07-24 18:00:43

By Jane Roberts Northwest Airlines on Wednesday joined the rest of the industry in reporting significant second-quarter losses due to fuel costs. Northwest lost $377 million, or $1.43 a share, for the quarter ended June 30, compared with a net income of $2.1 billion in the same period last year.


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