Sunday, December 5, 2021

Education

Forced to the shelf in 2020 as Memphis dug in to endure COVID-19, the Safe Summer Block Party Series is back on track, kicking off Friday evening at Hickory Ridge Middle School. Carnival rides, exotic animals, food and music made...
by Cathyrn Stout -- Masks will be mandatory in Memphis classrooms during the upcoming school year. District officials will require all students, teachers, and school-based employees to wear face coverings, making Shelby County Schools one of the only school districts in...
Dr. Vernell Bennett-Fairs sat down this week with The New Tri-State Defender to give a vivid account of her journey to the LeMoyne-Owen College President’s Office. “I was going to be the first vocalist to be successful across all the...
James Q. Bacchus’ three-year run as principal of Hamilton High School ends with his retirement from Shelby County Schools on Wednesday (June 30). Hamilton High School staff, alumni association members, friends and family took note of his planned exit during...
Dr. Melissa Collins, a second grade science teacher at John P. Freeman Optional School, has been selected as a 2021 Amazon Future Engineer Teacher of the Year Award recipient. Collins will receive a prize package valued at more than $30,000....
by Curtis Weathers -- The school year is coming to a close and the coronavirus seems to be in full retreat. More and more people are getting vaccinated, infections are way down and the number of people dying from the...
Tennessee State University has entered into a a dual enrollment partnership that gives students in West and South Africa access to digital resources to develop their technology skills. The partnership with the African Methodist Episcopal Church will allow high school...
For months, Tennessee Republican lawmakers were hearing from dozens of parents concerned about how educators were trying to make their lessons more inclusive in response to the nation’s racial reckoning. One mom even reported that her 7-year-old daughter, who is...
by Liaudwin Seaberry Jr. -- LeMoyne-Owen College student Zenobia Early could not believe her eyes when she checked her email and realized that she was among the recipients of the First Annual Rooted in Science scholarship.  The prestigious award is provided...
by Curtis Weathers --  I was minding my own business last week, all set to dive into the issue of state testing and learning loss in our schools.  Suddenly, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and 37 of his Republican colleagues showed...