Sunday, December 5, 2021

Education

As heartwarming as it was to learn of a prayer-laced meeting that brought together the parents of the two students involved in last week’s shooting inside Cummings K-8 Optional School, an account of the get-together yielded a chilling matter...
The day was epic. Middle College High School seniors were in for the biggest surprise of their lives. All 86 seniors were awarded scholarships from Tennessee State University. Principal Kimberly Eason called a regular assembly under the guise of parents of...
In the late 1950s, Memphis State University vigorously resisted racial integration among both its faculty and student body.  Although the Supreme Court had declared that segregated education was unconstitutional in the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka...
With nearly $800 million in state and federal funds targeted for local use to address learning loss and COVID-19 challenges, a public awareness campaign dubbed Opportunity 901 was rolled out on Wednesday. The Memphis Education Fund is spearheading the effort,...
Stand for Children Tennessee has published the results of a community survey conducted in collaboration with Chalkbeat Tennessee to gauge the perspectives of Shelby County parents on virtual and hybrid learning.  The Parent Perspectives survey was launched by Stand’s Momentum...
New and updated masking, testing and vaccine measures are being rolled out in Memphis and Shelby County in an intensified effort to check community spread of COVID-19 cases, particularly among children.  There were 453 new case numbers reported Wednesday (Aug....
Southwest Tennessee Community College has paid more than $1.8 million to clear outstanding balances for more than 1,600 eligible students who attended during the Spring 2020, Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 semesters. The debt-relief package was funded with U.S. Department...
Marjorie Settles graduated from Melrose High School in 1965. Nineteen years later, her daughter, Leslie Settles, became a Golden Wildcats graduate. On Monday, mother and daughter were among other alums lined along the front halls of the school, waving as...
NASHVILLE – Returning Tennessee State University students can spend more time focusing on their studies and less time worrying about finances after TSU announced it will be paying off their account balances.  Instead of visiting the financial aid office, desperately...
by Najee El-Amin -- With only weeks remaining before the start of the Shelby County academic year, students and community members convened to express their concern about having armed officers continue to walk the halls of their schools. “Reimagining student safety”...