Education

Children with pending cases with the Memphis-Shelby County Juvenile Court system will soon have a place to go following school, after the Shelby County Commission approved an add-on item to fund an “evening reporting center” during the Monday, January...
Last month, Interim Memphis-Shelby County Schools Superintendent Toni Williams shared a very ominous statistic with the Memphis community. Our school system, already this school year, has lost 22 students to violence. A number of other students, she said, are still...
Memphis mourns the loss of a beloved and influential figure, Sara L. Lewis, who passed away on January 22, 2024. Her departure marks the end of a significant era in Memphis's educational and community landscape. "Today we lost my beloved...
Collette V. Smith, a trailblazer in the world of American football, made history in 2017 as the first African American woman to coach in the NFL. And recently, the pioneer stopped by LeMoyne-Owen College to talk with students about...
Anyone and everyone in Memphis with a conscious and/or a child is fed up with the wave of violent crime that has gripped the city and led to an unprecedented volume of children being shot. Everyone is sick of it...
In a heartening development, Invictus Academy has opened the doors of its new Youth Advocacy Pantry, a compassionate initiative designed to support both male and female teen parents, as well as families enrolled in Memphis Shelby County Schools. This grand...
When the news broke that Chimneyrock Elementary School in Cordova would be hosting an after-school club called the After-School Satan Club, I was taken aback. The news of their intent elicited immediate and profound concern among parents, school administrators, and...
Mothers and fathers, grandparents, siblings and cousins, aunts as well as uncles sat alongside other family members and friends during the Senior Capstone Presentations at LeMoyne-Owen College on Monday (December 4). A capstone project is “a final project that allows...
With hard hats and T-squares at the ready, students from the University of Memphis are taking part in a learning opportunity offered by the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change. Renovations under the management of RKA Construction and A2H...
Beginning Nov. 1, Braylin Laster will bring his personal insight into the Southwest Tennessee Community College student experience as the new associate vice president (AVP) for Institutional Advancement and Resource Development. Growing up in the inner city in a family...