Editorial Results (free)
1. Bryce to Keep 318 Workers in Memphis
- Friday, April 19, 2013
A packaging maker for retail brands like Frito-Lay and General Mills is getting a tax incentive worth $3 million to keep 318 workers in Memphis and add 95 new employees as part of a $21 million expansion here.
2. Critical Merger Decision Now Centers on School Board
- Wednesday, March 06, 2013
The group with the most direct role in what a consolidated school system will look like and how it will operate is now the group at the center of the ongoing federal lawsuit over the merger and the reactions to it.
3. Merger Special Master Could Have Different Terms
- Friday, March 01, 2013
The Shelby County Commission, the city of Memphis and suburban Shelby County leaders all agree details of the merger of public schools in Shelby County could come down to a federal court order.
But in their filings Wednesday, Feb. 27, in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, there are some differences in how the three parties in the federal lawsuit believe the court might become involved directly in the merger.
4. Commission, City and Suburbs Agree on Schools Master
- Thursday, February 28, 2013
Attorneys for the Shelby County Commission, the city of Memphis and suburban leaders agree that a special master should be appointed by Memphis Federal Court Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays.
The master would generally monitor progress toward the August date for the consolidation of Shelby County’s two public school systems.
- Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The Memphis Association of Law and Business will host a lecture by Christine Richards, executive vice president of general counsel at FedEx, Tuesday, Oct. 16, at noon in the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Wade Auditorium, 1 N. Front St. Visit memphis.edu/law for details.
- Monday, October 15, 2012
The Orpheum Theatre will hold an online auction featuring memorabilia from President and CEO Pat Halloran’s 32 years with the organization Monday, Oct. 15, through Friday, Oct. 19, at orpheum-memphis.com. Proceeds benefit the capital campaign for the Orpheum’s Performing Arts Education & Leadership Centre. Visit the website for a list of available items.
7. EdR Increases Leasing, Decreases Occupancy for Current Academic Year
- Tuesday, October 02, 2012
EdR saw net rental rates increase 5.1 percent for its same-community portfolio for the 2012-2013 lease term over 2011-2012.
But the Memphis-based developer, owner and manager of collegiate housing’s same-community opening occupancy was 90.5 percent for the 2012-2013 lease term, compared to 94.7 percent occupancy in the prior year.
8. Mayors Taking MEM Concerns to Nashville
- Friday, August 17, 2012
When Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell are in Nashville Monday, Aug. 20, to meet with Gov. Bill Haslam one or both of them will probably also discuss possible incentives for Memphis International Airport.
9. Workforce Preparation
- Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has been hearing the same thing as he travels across the state holding forums on higher education.
Tennessee’s technology centers don’t have the equipment that employers want to see their workers trained on before they hire them.
10. New School System Faces $89M Shortfall
- Monday, May 28, 2012
The gap between expenses and revenues for a countywide school system that debuts in August 2013 is estimated at $89 million by the group that is planning what the school system will look like and how it will operate.
11. Seven Schools Chosen For ‘Innovation Zone’ Program
- Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Those planning the new consolidated countywide school system to come in August 2013 now have a list of seven elementary and middle schools that will be part of a federally funded “innovation zone.”
12. Leaders Examine School System Options
- Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The idea that the consolidation of Shelby County’s two school systems will involve a choice between what one of the existing school systems has over what the other has is an oversimplification.
But there are some choices to be made by the consolidation planning commission.
13. Consolidation Planning Remains in Flux
- Monday, April 02, 2012
The way some on the schools consolidation planning commission see it, the group has some momentum going in its goal of selling a still-forming consolidated school system plan to parents – urban and suburban.
14. Planning Commission Reworking System Structure
- Monday, March 05, 2012
The schools consolidation planning commission isn’t quite ready to vote on a structure for the consolidated countywide system to come. That milestone vote may come Thursday, March 8.
The hold up is how the new system will handle decisions that are already being dictated by other events in education reform like charter schools and the state’s Achievement School District.
15. More Work Needed Before May Referenda
- Monday, February 27, 2012
Municipal school districts may be a good idea.
But what passes for a plan to launch such school systems is dangerously deficient and a disservice to the suburban voters who are being asked to embark down the road to such school districts in a set of referenda in May.
16. Suburban Schools’ Train ‘Has Left the Station’
- Monday, February 20, 2012
The six suburban mayors say the train to municipal school districts is on the tracks and has no time to stop to consider whatever plan the schools consolidation transition planning commission comes up with for a merged public school system.
17. Suburban Mayors Hear Lots Of Concerns From Schools Planning Commission
- Friday, February 17, 2012
The group drawing up the blueprint for a consolidated countywide public school system will plan for a school system that covers the entire county including the suburban towns and cities.
That’s what the chairwoman of the schools consolidation transition planning commission told all six suburban mayors Thursday, Feb. 16, as the planning commission talked with the mayors about their plans to create municipal school districts.
18. Education Realty Trust Rebrands, Promotes Key Execs
- Monday, January 09, 2012
Memphis-based Education Realty Trust Inc. has had a busy few months, ending fourth-quarter 2011 with several new properties in hand and starting 2012 by turning over a new leaf entirely – to be more specific, a new name, a new logo, new positions for several key executives and a $28 million acquisition.
19. Charlotte Supt. to Talk Schools Merger
- Monday, December 12, 2011
The schools consolidation planning commission will talk Monday, Dec. 12, with the former superintendent of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system in North Carolina.
Peter Gorman resigned as superintendent of the consolidated school system in August to become part of the new education division of News Corp., Rupert Murdoch’s media company.
20. Schools Planning Commission Hires Consultant, Sets Budget
- Friday, December 09, 2011
Boston Consulting Group has been hired as the consultant to the schools consolidation planning commission and could begin its work as early as Friday, Dec. 9.
The commission approved the contract through the non-profit Shelby County Schools Education Foundation Thursday afternoon in a unanimous voice vote.
21. USPS Cuts Will be Felt in Memphis
- Friday, December 09, 2011
The recent set of U.S. Postal Service recommendations for closings would have a larger impact in Memphis than customers waiting two or three days instead of next-day service for letter and package delivery.
22. Schools Planning Commission Hears From Huffman
- Friday, December 02, 2011
The schools consolidation planning commission approved the idea Thursday, Dec. 1, of the Shelby County Education Foundation being the middle man for a contract with an education consultant group.
But a contract with Boston Consulting Group isn’t quite ready yet said planning commission member and attorney Christine Richards who is drafting the agreement.
23. EDR Announces Leasing Results for Academic Year
- Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Education Realty Trust Inc. – a Memphis-based developer, owner and manager of collegiate housing – has announced what it is calling “market-leading” leasing results for the 2011-2012 academic school year.
24. Schools Planning Commission Begins Work
- Thursday, September 29, 2011
The 21-member schools consolidation planning commission goes to work Thursday, Sept. 29, in a conference room at the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement in Shelby Farms.
25. Luttrell Makes Picks for Schools Planning Group
- Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell has picked his five choices for the schools consolidation planning commission: two higher education officials, a corporate attorney, an Episcopal priest heading BRIDGES USA and an elementary school principal.
26. Luttrell Makes Picks for Consolidation Planning Group
- Friday, September 02, 2011
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell has picked his five choices for the schools consolidation planning commission: two higher-education officials, a corporate attorney, an Episcopal priest heading BRIDGES USA and an elementary school principal.
27. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Sells for $4.5 Million
I.S. Fountain Place LLC has purchased 2.13 acres at 5400 Poplar Ave. near Valleybrook Drive from Triad Properties Holdings-Poplar LLC for $4.5 million, according to The Daily News Publi...
28. Archived Article: Focus Box
- Thursday, February 11, 1999
Panelists: "The Legal and Ethical Implications of Business Law and E-Commerce," Bryan Campus Life Center, Rhodes College, Feb. 15; Program panelists: Daniel E. Cullen, associate professor of political science, Rhodes College Peter Granoff,...