Saturday, July 31, 2021

Education

Tennessee State University has entered into a a dual enrollment partnership that gives students in West and South Africa access to digital resources to develop their technology skills. The partnership with the African Methodist Episcopal Church will allow high school...
For months, Tennessee Republican lawmakers were hearing from dozens of parents concerned about how educators were trying to make their lessons more inclusive in response to the nation’s racial reckoning. One mom even reported that her 7-year-old daughter, who is...
by Liaudwin Seaberry Jr. -- LeMoyne-Owen College student Zenobia Early could not believe her eyes when she checked her email and realized that she was among the recipients of the First Annual Rooted in Science scholarship.  The prestigious award is provided...
by Curtis Weathers --  I was minding my own business last week, all set to dive into the issue of state testing and learning loss in our schools.  Suddenly, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and 37 of his Republican colleagues showed...
Gov. Bill Lee and Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn now are noteworthy mile markers on the learning journeys of the emerging scholars at Hanley Elementary School in Orange Mound. Lee, Schwinn and a various other elected officials dropped in to...
The fifth annual Greater Memphis Media Scholarship Awards presentation was held at LeMoyne-Owen College on Tuesday. “It’s about providing one of the pinnacles of social justice – education opportunities – for HBCU's and (about) recognizing Shelby County Schools educators for...
by Curtis Weathers -- Shelby County Schools Supt. Dr. Joris Ray, in his second State of the District address last Friday, enthusiastically declared that “THE STATE OF OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT IS STRONG!” I missed last year’s presentation, so I was not...
The COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped the Memphis Grizzlies and its community partners from expanding their mission to mentor students.  The group demonstrated their determination during a ceremony April 6 at Booker T. Washington High School, where they unveiled a...
by Curtis Weathers -- The sudden and unprecedented shuttering of our nation's school buildings due to the COVID-19 pandemic forced educators to face the most jarring and rapid change of perhaps any profession in history. Within a moment's notice, teachers...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – University students in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Investment Challenge Program delivered double-digit returns in 2020, outpacing the S&P 500 Total Return Index for the calendar year, despite tremendous market volatility brought on by COVID-19. “The year 2020...