Collierville Schools superintendent John Aitken on the district’s first year and proposed high school
This week on Behind the Headlines (June 12): Collierville Schools superintendent John Aitken makes the case for a $99 million comprehensive high school and discusses the district’s accomplishments and struggles during its first year.
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This week on “Behind the Headlines” (June 5): Arlington Community Schools superintendent Tammy Mason and Lakeland School System superintendent Ted Horrell join us to discuss their districts’ first year of operations, successes and failures, and what they see in the future for their schools.
[Related article: Municipal School Leaders Assess First Year]
This week on Behind the Headlines (May 29): Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson and Achievement School District superintendent Chris Barbic discuss what the two systems have learned from each other, the state of local education and more.
[Related article: Hopson, Barbic Look Ahead to New School Year]
This week on “Behind the Headlines” (May 22): Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Lee Harris talks about his experiences as a first-year state senator, what he accomplished, and what he hopes to accomplish in the coming years.
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This week on “Behind the Headlines” (May 15): Memphis journalists discuss city politics and the Shelby County Schools budget, plus a special segment remembering producer Pierre Kimsey.
This week on “Behind the Headlines” (May 1): Tennessee Senate majority leader Mark Norris discusses state legislative highlights, including TennCare, guns, and the relationship between leaders of the House and Senate.
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This week on “Behind the Headlines” (April 24): Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. weighs in on the state “Blueprint for Prosperity,” Overton Park, the possibility of more recreational activites on Mud Island, and other topics.
[Related article: Wharton on State ‘Blueprint’ Funding, Mud Island Plan]
This week on “Behind the Headlines” (April 17): Eric Barnes, publisher of The Daily News, leads a panel discussion about the blight removal initiative from a legal and economic perspective.
The panel includes Steve Lockwood, executive director, Frayser Community Development Corp.; Patrice Thomas, deputy director, city of Memphis Public Works; Steve Barlow, attorney, Brewer & Barlow PLC; and Mark Herbison, senior vice president of economic development, Greater Memphis Chamber.
[Related article: City Blight Efforts Evolve Beyond Demolition]
This week on “Behind the Headlines” (April 10): Four players in the $55 million redevelopment of Central Station discuss how the project came together and what happens next.
[Related article: Density Key to Central Station Timing]