Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Education

New and updated masking, testing and vaccine measures are being rolled out in Memphis and Shelby County in an intensified effort to check community spread of COVID-19 cases, particularly among children.  There were 453 new case numbers reported Wednesday (Aug....
Southwest Tennessee Community College has paid more than $1.8 million to clear outstanding balances for more than 1,600 eligible students who attended during the Spring 2020, Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 semesters. The debt-relief package was funded with U.S. Department...
Marjorie Settles graduated from Melrose High School in 1965. Nineteen years later, her daughter, Leslie Settles, became a Golden Wildcats graduate. On Monday, mother and daughter were among other alums lined along the front halls of the school, waving as...
NASHVILLE – Returning Tennessee State University students can spend more time focusing on their studies and less time worrying about finances after TSU announced it will be paying off their account balances.  Instead of visiting the financial aid office, desperately...
by Najee El-Amin -- With only weeks remaining before the start of the Shelby County academic year, students and community members convened to express their concern about having armed officers continue to walk the halls of their schools. “Reimagining student safety”...
Forced to the shelf in 2020 as Memphis dug in to endure COVID-19, the Safe Summer Block Party Series is back on track, kicking off Friday evening at Hickory Ridge Middle School. Carnival rides, exotic animals, food and music made...
by Cathyrn Stout -- Masks will be mandatory in Memphis classrooms during the upcoming school year. District officials will require all students, teachers, and school-based employees to wear face coverings, making Shelby County Schools one of the only school districts in...
Dr. Vernell Bennett-Fairs sat down this week with The New Tri-State Defender to give a vivid account of her journey to the LeMoyne-Owen College President’s Office. “I was going to be the first vocalist to be successful across all the...
James Q. Bacchus’ three-year run as principal of Hamilton High School ends with his retirement from Shelby County Schools on Wednesday (June 30). Hamilton High School staff, alumni association members, friends and family took note of his planned exit during...
Dr. Melissa Collins, a second grade science teacher at John P. Freeman Optional School, has been selected as a 2021 Amazon Future Engineer Teacher of the Year Award recipient. Collins will receive a prize package valued at more than $30,000....