Thursday, May 13, 2021

Education

When Porsha Holloway attended “data nights” every few months at her children’s Memphis school, she left lost, with no real understanding of how her children were performing. “It’s complicated,” Holloway told reporters Monday about learning progress for her four children...
Shelby County Schools has a new plan to ensure more students enter third grade at third-grade reading level.  The plan comes as the state strengthens laws on student retention. Starting in 2022, the new law requires students to be held back...
The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) made history this week with the announcement that an African American will chair its board of directors for the first since the organization's founding in 1944. Atlanta business and civic leader Milton C. Jones...
by Curtis Weathers -- Every year, I am always saddened to see the end of Black History Month.  In the past, I have tried to extend the celebration in my own creative ways but, because of other distractions, I eventually relent...
by Najee El-Amin -- Holly Springs, Mississippi -- Rust College will soon open its gates to prospective students and parents with their upcoming #RUSHTORUST Preview Days. There will be four opportunities for high school and transfer students to see the 126-acre campus...
Monday (March 8) kicked off in-person learning for students, grades 6-12, in Shelby County Schools. And as was the case with K-5 students last week, “#Return Stronger” was given a resounding "No, thank you” by thousands of students. SCS officials said...
by Najee El-Amin -- CodeCrew-Memphis, a nonprofit technology mentorship organization, is making waves within the youth tech world. Three of the organization’s brightest students are being recognized on a nationwide level. Johnathan Sherrill and Jayda Murray have been accepted into the TED-ED...
The “Return Stronger” rollout of in-person learning at Shelby County Schools has not convinced thousands of parents to send their children back into the classroom. Monday (March 1) was the designated first day of Shelby County Schools’ return to physical...
by Curtis Weathers --  School buildings are open, teachers are back in their classrooms and students are returning to some form of in-person learning with their teachers. Normalcy is just around the corner – or is it? The truth is, we...
NASHVILLE – (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University officials envision their students being on the cutting edge of technology in the fields of finance, digital manufacturing and military affairs now that TSU is a member of the IBM-HBCU...