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Hundreds of Memphis children who attend schools that recently reported high levels of lead in the water will be tested by health department officials as part of widespread testing on the campuses. About three dozen schools in Tennessee’s largest district tested positive for high levels of lead in at least...
Complexities emerging about possible tax implications of education savings accounts have at least one lawmaker urging the legislature to interrupt Gov. Bill Lee’s plan to launch the controversial program next fall, a year earlier than required by law. Sen. Raumesh Akbari called Tuesday for legislators to revisit the new law...
When it gets cold outside, Felix Scott sometimes skips school because he knows there’s a chance heat won’t be working in some classrooms. “I love this school,” Scott, an 11th-grader, said of Kingsbury High School in Memphis. But “most of the time I won’t come to school when it gets...
by Michael McLendon, TSU News Service NASHVILLE – Child care providers in Tennessee will have the opportunity to receive additional training thanks to a new $11.4 million federal grant secured by Tennessee State University’s Center of Excellence for Learning Sciences. The university believes better trained daycare providers will mean better...
As results emerge from water tests conducted in Tennessee schools under a new state requirement, concerned parents are asking what they should do next. Both state and Memphis officials provided suggestions and resources on Friday after Tennessee's largest district reported that 24 schools had at least one unsafe water source...
Wednesday Chalkbeat reported that 10 Memphis schools had high lead levels, and on Thursday Shelby County Schools officials released a list of 14 additional schools with at least one water source that has tested positive for unsafe levels of lead. District officials told reporters Thursday that they are waiting on...
Anchored in the heart of South Memphis, Knowledge Quest held its 9th Annual Harvest Food Fest this past weekend. No one was more pleased than Marlon Foster, the non-profit’s executive director. “All of our children are having a great time,” said Foster. “A local neighborhood band, a lot of fun...
Veteran Washington journalist and acclaimed author Jesse J. Holland is set to deliver the keynote address for the 25th Annual African American Male Image Awards Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 at the Holiday in at The University of Memphis.  Holland, a native of nearby Mount Pleasant, Miss., is an...
Ten public schools in Memphis had high levels of lead in at least one water source on their campus, based on testing conducted last month for the first time under a new state law. Most of the 18 sources were drinking fountains, but some were kitchen sinks and coolers, according...