Shelby County Schools Teacher Effectiveness Initiative

In 2009, Shelby County Schools (formerly Memphis City Schools) received a $90 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This gift, the largest of its kind for public education in Memphis, TN, funded the Teacher Effectiveness Initiative, a focused plan intended to help improve teacher effectiveness and empower teachers for student success by 2025. This bold initiative aimed to address eight major problems within the district that internal research has shown to be