Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Education

With word Monday that Shelby County Schools will open on Aug. 31 as a virtual experience, parents now are in an accelerated mode to wrap their minds around yet another adjustment forced by the novel coronavirus pandemic. According to Supt. Joris Ray,...
by Jacinthia Jones -- Shelby County Schools Superintendent Joris Ray announced on Monday that all district schools will open virtually on August 31 and will remain so until further notice. The decision removes the in-person learning option that parents initially...
As LeMoyne-Owen College prepares to start its fall semester in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the college announced Wednesday (July 22) a significant health-care partnership with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. The three-year partnership means the 158-year-old college will have...
A month out from the projected Aug. 17 start of Tennessee State University’s 2020 fall semester, Dr. Glenda Glover was asked if she would open the state’s only public HBCU that day given the COVID-19 status of Metro Nashville-Davidson...
To say Camille “Cami” Taylor and Tarrell Charles were fierce academic rivals at Melrose High School would be inaccurate. As a matter of fact, Taylor and Charles are “best buds.” Not only were they school mates, they both work in...
by Brittany Holst -- I graduated as valedictorian of Middle College High School, Class of 2010. It was one of the biggest milestones in my life. Loved ones gathered at the Orpheum Theatre to watch my fellow classmates and I walk...
“I had the highest grade-point-average in the 10th grade,” said Myah Anderson, Hamilton High School’s 2020 valedictorian. “I knew I had to just maintain my grades to stay in the top spot.” Soft-spoken and just a little shy, Anderson is...
Dr. Vincent Hunter has had a few days for the news to sink in. The Whitehaven High School principal has been named Shelby County Schools “Principal of the Year” for the 2019-20 school year. “I have been a finalist several times,”...
As a 2020 high school graduate, Allen Anthony Henderson can attest to the need to face challenges, embrace a reasoned path forward and to get moving right through the finish line. And, he knew that long before COVID-19 became...
White Station High School senior Kaitlyn Williams was looking forward to marching with her class at graduation, walking across stage when her name was called and shaking her principal’s hand as she received her diploma. “I had played out the...
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