Thursday, December 3, 2020

Education

Black Lives Matter has been top of mind for many Americans since the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012 and more recently the death of George Floyd captured on video in May. BLM originated in 2015 with the hashtag #blacklivesmatter....
by Adrian Sainz -- Gov. Bill Lee is calling for the temporary suspension of negative consequences for Tennessee schools and teachers related to student tests for the current school year due to adjustments and disruptions to learning caused by the...
LeMoyne-Owen College will be able to improve the student experience with the help of a national grant from Campus Consortium, a global non-profit education association. The Consortium awarded nearly $250,000 to two liberal arts, historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)...
Urban education has been my passion for the past 30 years. I’ve been blessed with the privilege of leading schools with great teachers and support staff that possessed a shared passion. As a result, we were able to create...
Dr. Charles B. Fancher Sr., an influential leader in Tennessee higher education and an active participant in area civic and social organizations, died October 5, two weeks before his 100th birthday, the family announced. He had been admitted to Nashville’s St....
As an elementary school teacher, Wilma Shaw Temple did things decades ago that caused former students to remember her fondly and to creatively show their appreciation amid the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. Now retired, Temple, who turned 85 last...
Picture this: a virtual showcase of the healing-based art from a selection of Memphis- area students. Stand for Children Tennessee will host just such a showcase for “This is 2020: Meaningful Stories, Artful Healing” on Thursday (September 24) at 6...
The purchase of headsets and other digital devices are on the needs list that will be addressed by Shelby County Schools (SCS) with a $750,000 dedication from Shelby County Government. Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, Shelby County Commission Chairman Eddie...
Cars started lining up about 4:30 p.m. at John P. Freeman Optional School, 5250 Tulane Rd. With Shelby County Schools in virtual-learning mode, the ensuing procession had nothing to do with end of a school day. The draw was a...
Imperfection is to be expected on the first day of school, even when there isn’t a global pandemic driving an all-virtual opening, which was the case for Shelby County Schools this week. For one thing, technology was not fully cooperative...
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