Sunday, April 11, 2021

Education

When it comes to conversations about education policy, students are often the least heard. But amplifying young voices is the goal of a new program launched by two Memphis-based advocacy groups, Campaign for School Equity and Latino Memphis. "I joined the group...
BOSTON — A college in Boston will name one of its schools after the late Gwen Ifill (EYE'-ful), a co-host of PBS' "NewsHour" and veteran journalist who moderated two vice presidential debates. Simmons College announced Tuesday the Gwen Ifill College...
With my youngest child not even five months old yet, I've got a ways to go before I have to worry about this . . . I hope. But with increasing evidence of the negative effects that smartphones and screentime...
Thirteen schools in Tennessee’s largest district were among 169 honored on Friday as the state released its first list of “reward” schools since 2015. The Department of Education annually releases its reward list, which comprises the state’s top 5 percent...
Hotel stays in Memphis could be a bit pricier if the Memphis City Council increases the hotel tax to fund prekindergarten programs in the city. That possibility was part of a pre-K discussion that unfolded during the council’s executive session...
Memphis school and philanthropic leaders were in the nation’s capital Thursday to hear how a local philanthropic group has raised $120 million for school initiatives in Washington, D.C. The Memphis contingent joined representatives from 16 other cities at a one-day...
The incorrect scoring of state tests for more than a thousand Memphis students was the last straw for one of the city’s two major teacher unions. The United Education Association of Shelby County called on Tennessee Monday to invalidate test...
Principal Tisha Durrah says her faculty can keep students focused and safe during school hours at Craigmont High School. It’s the time after the final bell rings that she’s concerned about. “They’re just walking the neighborhood basically,” Durrah says of...
by Caroline Bauman and Laura Faith Kebede Chalkbeat Tennessee Just when it seemed that this year’s state testing had gone off without a hitch, it has emerged that thousands of exams were incorrectly scored. About 9,400 students across the state received incorrect...
The Trump administration’s wind-down of protections for some undocumented immigrants isn’t leading daily newscasts now, but it’s still very much in the minds of the nation’s students. Chalkbeat sat in recently as students at Memphis Central High School took...