Thursday, May 26, 2022

Education

A first-generation Arkansas high school student, who later discovered he could “make a difference,” Dr. William Hardgrave now is in charge of the University of Memphis, where he actively is embracing his latest opportunity to affect positive change. The U...
It’s official: Memphis now is amid a yearlong celebration of “Purple Reign” –LeMoyne-Owen College’s observance of 160 years in existence. The celebration kickoff for Memphis’ only HBCU (historically Black college or university) came midday Friday on the steps of Brownlee...
The Excel Center officials “let loose” while celebrating its recent graduating class in December.  “Graduation is the best time in the building because we let loose and truly celebrate,” said Excel Principal Candis Dawson. “One thing I tell the students...
Memphis Shelby County Schools Board Member Stephanie Love was recuperating in a local hospital on Monday after suffering a stroke on Saturday (February 26), according to a family spokesperson. “She is undergoing a range of tests and treatment. We ask...
U.S. Secretary of Education, Dr. Miguel Cardona, hosted a roundtable discussion at Tennessee State University on Friday, Feb. 18, to address teacher shortages and other educational needs. The highlight of the conversation was TSU’s Grow Your Own teacher pipeline initiative...
When Carolyn Jackson joined the local school system in 2007, it was known as Memphis City Schools. As the district rebrands from Shelby County Schools to Memphis Shelby County Schools (MSCS), Jackson will be putting her leadership stamp on...
by Samantha West -- The board of the newly-branded Memphis-Shelby County School District on Tuesday endorsed a sweeping facilities plan that includes closing two schools, merging another two schools, and relocating several schools and programs, among other changes. District officials said many of...
Families in the 901 are encouraged to begin applying or start considering the best learning environment for their children in the 2022-23 school year. The Shelby County Schools (SCS) school choice application period begins Tuesday (Jan. 25). SCS' choices for students...
by Samantha West -- Impassioned community members pleaded with the Shelby County Schools (SCS) board Tuesday night to keep two KIPP charter schools operating, despite low test scores. The district is considering shuttering them after administrators said the schools failed...
by Najee El-Amin -- Southwest Tennessee Community College’s (STCC) new aviation and aerospace major takes flight on March 7.  Partnering with the Luke Weathers Flight Academy and the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP), final approval for the program was granted...