Sunday, December 5, 2021

Education

Shelby County Schools officials are riding high, fueled by a dramatic swing from operating in the red to landing solidly in the black in the new fiscal year that begins Saturday. But they say the district still doesn’t have enough...
by Karanja A. Ajanaku Special to The New Tri-State Defender Twenty years into the future, when the students now at Hamilton High School are 35, 36, 37 and 38 years old, there is a good chance they will remember with some...
Manuela Martinez doesn’t want Spanish-speaking families to get lost in the fast-changing education landscape in Memphis as the city's Hispanic population continues to grow. The mother of two students is among 19 parents in the first Spanish-speaking class of Memphis...
A former turnaround principal is returning to Memphis as an assistant superintendent overseeing the Innovation Zone and other school turnaround work for Shelby County Schools, a spokeswoman confirmed Monday. Antonio Burt started his new job last week under Chief of...
Equipping more Tennesseans with the tools to succeed after high school has been a hallmark of Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration. And the efforts seem to be paying off as the governor heads into his final 18 months in office. Haslam...
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...
Tennessee is bringing in some new blood to lead its turnaround district after cutting its workforce almost in half and repositioning the model as an intervention of last resort for the state’s chronically struggling schools. While Malika Anderson remains as...
When lawmakers voted this spring to add a semester of Tennessee history to students’ education, they threw a curveball at new social studies standards that were approaching final approval. Now the State Board of Education has announced how it plans...
Say your home air conditioner dies, and it’s August in Memphis. You don’t have enough in your checking account to cover the cost of a new one, but you have just enough in savings. The problem: After you’ve cleaned...
This is the latest entry in How We Got Here, a series where students and families explain how they chose, or ended up at, the schools they did. You can see all of the stories here. Unlike many of the other...