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Dear Memphis City Schools Family,
Needless to say, it is thrilling that Memphis City Schools has joined an “Intensive Partnership” with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Memphis City Schools is one of four school systems selected to receive significant, multi-year support from the Foundation focused on empowering effective teaching. This “Intensive Partnership” provides tremendous financial and non-financial support that will greatly accelerate our Teacher Effectiveness Initiative. Additionally, our district has obtained and will continue to seek significant local philanthropic support needed to fully implement our TEI.
I strongly believe that our TEI will make it even more rewarding and enjoyable to be a teacher in Memphis City Schools. In very real ways, teachers will be newly valued and esteemed. Thank you, teachers, for your dedication and service to our students.