Monday, July 13, 2020

Education

NASHVILLE --  Tennessee State University officials plan to reopen under a comprehensive plan that will provide additional COVID-19 safety protocols to protect the public health and safety of the campus community, along with student discounts. The plan is to begin the...
by Dr. Joris Ray -- While it is my honor to serve as the superintendent for Shelby County Schools, my greatest role is father – to be more precise – the father of a college student and the husband, brother,...
“First, I cried,” said LeMoyne-Owen College Interim President Dr. Carol Johnson-Dean. “I was overjoyed, in tears. This $40 million gift is nothing short of transformative for the college.” Johnson-Dean received a call on Tuesday of this week from the Community...
by Mickell Lowery --  When I was in middle school, my father, Myron Lowery, a graduate of LeMoyne-Owen College, informed me I would follow in his footsteps by attending his alma mater. He, along with many of my other family...
Starting in August, Shelby County Schools plans to offer both online and in-person instruction for students — and parents can choose which option they want. The Memphis district plans for teachers to simultaneously teach students in the building and stream...
After pushback from teachers and school board members, Saturday school is out as an option to help Memphis students catch up after missing 44 days of school because of coronavirus concerns. Instead, Shelby County Schools leaders are considering other options...
Businesses owned by minorities and women have contracting and purchasing opportunities with corporate and governmental agencies throughout the Mid-South, including Shelby County Schools (SCS). Recently, the school district has come under scrutiny about a lack of data distinguishing African-American business...
How does one go from being mayor of a major city to being president of a small HBCU in rural Mississippi? It’s a question Dr. Ivy Taylor has answered frequently since being tapped as the new president of Rust College...
by Dr. James. J. Bishop --  During this unprecedented time, colleges and universities all across our nation are in transition, and are planning and preparing for what’s ahead. LeMoyne-Owen College (LOC) is doing the same. Even now, the faculty and...
NASHVILLE — Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover said she was “thrilled” to receive a call from Oprah Winfrey asking what she could do to help Nashville residents suffering from the economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus. Glover and Mt....