Monday, May 25, 2020

Education

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will deliver a televised prime-time commencement address for the high school Class of 2020 during an hour-long event that will also feature LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai and Ben Platt, among others. ABC,...
by Kimberlee Kruesi -- NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge on Monday ruled that the state’s much-debated school voucher program is illegal and cannot be implemented despite education officials receiving thousands of applications from parents hoping to use public...
by Shirley Jackson -- A three-car caravan rolled up on Precious Hudson at her home in Lakeview Gardens earlier this week, delivering a memory she never will forget. With honking horns and practicing social distancing, screaming teachers got out of their...
by Christie Harper --  My career at LeMoyne-Owen College began 15 years ago, as an adjunct English and Humanities professor. At the time, I was working in a similar role at other area colleges and universities, but LeMoyne-Owen stood out. There...
For parents of KIPP Memphis Preparatory Middle (KMPM) and KIPP Memphis Preparatory Elementary (KMPE) Schools, news of the schools’ closing propelled the South Memphis community into protest. A petition launched over the weekend now boasts more than 1,500 signatures. “The KIPP...
Shelby County Schools is planning in-person graduation ceremonies for July along with a “drive-thru senior salute” where students can pick up their diplomas and get their photo taken. Superintendent Joris Ray announced the plan for the district’s 6,000 seniors Tuesday...
by Charles Elliott -- Even before the pandemic, LeMoyne-Owen College was working on ways to provide instructional options for our students. When the difficult decision was made to close the campus to keep our LOC family safe, we immediately took action...
LOC’D IN WITH LOC: An inside view as Memphis’ only HBCU (historically black college and university) navigates through the coronavirus pandemic while maintaining its mission. by Dr. Carol Johnson-Dean -- “If there were not a LeMoyne-Owen College, we’d have to create one.”...
The Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) have released a STE(A)M Resource Hub for educators and families to use with students during COVID-19 related school closures.  The STE(A)M Resource Hub includes three weekly challenges around design activities, critical thinking,...
Millions of parents have been drop-kicked into a homeschooling situation. Like me, some already work from home. Others had to make a quick-step. Distressingly, some are furloughed and not working at all. Regardless, it makes for fraught times as we...