Education

Amid worries about teacher shortages, Tennessee is considering reducing requirements for some nontraditional candidates to earn their teacher licenses, despite concerns that the change could hurt teacher quality. In the first of two votes on a controversial proposal, the State...
“I can’t believe it’s been 31 years,” said Evelyn Hibbler, owner of Midtown’s 1st Class Montessori School. The youthful 69-year-old took time away from a Friday afternoon celebration with students and parents. This year’s anniversary on Oct. 21 was conveniently...
by Samantha West -- Memphis-Shelby County Schools showed some of the country’s sharpest declines in math and reading scores on the test known as the “nation’s report card.” Results from the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, illustrate the...
Gov. Bill Lee and his Democratic challenger, Dr. Jason Martin, agree that Tennessee students need timely and relevant vocational training opportunities, but the two candidates for governor don’t concur on much else when it comes to K-12 education. In fact,...
The Memphis 13 Foundation partnered with Memphis-Shelby County Schools to commemorate the 61st year of the desegregation of Memphis City Public Schools by the Memphis 13 with a Meet the Artist & Mural Kickoff commemorative event on Oct. 3,...
The Memphis-Shelby County Schools board has delayed the start of its search for a new superintendent to replace Dr. Joris Ray, so that its newest members can get up to speed on the process. The board initially planned to discuss...
For Dr. Jacqueline Taylor, serving as Southwest Tennessee Community College’s first chief strategy officer and chief of staff means coming back to the future. Taylor served as associate vice president for Retention and Student Success at Southwest (2016-21) before her...
Count Gloria Woods among the talented who make it big in their chosen field and recognize the helping hands along the way. Memphis native Woods – aka “GloRilla” – has catapulted to national and global stages riding widespread embrace of...
As a track star at Melrose High School in the 1980s, Rochelle Stevens had athletic scholarship offers from multiple big-name colleges and universities.  Given her talent, she may well have won Olympic Gold anywhere she laced up her cleats.  But Stevens...
NASHVILLE – Tennessee State University is projected to enroll over 3,300 new tigers to the TSU family for the fall.  It is the largest freshmen class in the history of TSU and one of the largest among HBCUs. The number does not include the...