Friday, September 30, 2022

Education

The administrative oversight of Memphis Shelby County Schools has been taken out of the hands of Supt. Dr. Joris Ray, who will be on paid leave pending the conclusion and results of an independent investigation into allegations of sexual...
The Memphis-Shelby County Schools (MSCS) board has initiated an external review into recent allegations of impropriety by Supt. Dr. Joris M. Ray. The allegations assert that Ray had multiple sexual relationships with MSCS employees. Published reports reflect Ray acknowledging in...
by Samantha West and Kaitlyn Radde -- Nearly 17 percent of Memphis students in grades 3-12 performed at or above grade-level expectations in math and English on state standardized tests in 2022 – a sign that the district has recovered...
by Samantha West -- Tennessee’s second set of pandemic test scores improved across all subjects and grades, largely returning to pre-COVID levels.  But historically underserved student populations – including children with disabilities, those from low-income families, and students of color –...
(Chalkbeat Tennessee) -- After months of debate, Memphis-Shelby County Schools board members on Monday signed off on a $34.4 million custodial services contract that ensures school janitorial workers an hourly base pay rate of $15, up from the current...
Skyla Barber is done with high school. She graduated from Memphis Virtual School on Wednesday night. As are thousands of other local high school graduates, she moves on to apply an answer to this question: Now what? Myriad factors come...
Southwest Tennessee Community College will move to virtual learning and services on Fridays only, from May 27 through August 12. During the designated period, all classes will be held online and employees will work remotely. Southwest locations will be closed...
Deciding to promote from within, Southwest Tennessee Community College has named Cory Major vice president for student affairs. Major had been serving as interim vice president for student affairs since January. His new title became effective on May 16. Major assumed...
Charles Muhammad, 50, graduated from LeMoyne-Owen College last Saturday (May 7), earning his bachelor’s degree in Social Work 32 years after leaving high school. “That was one of my proudest moments,” said Muhammad. “As the father of nine children, I have...
The LeMoyne-Owen College Magicians celebrated their newly installed president with an elaborately appointed ball on Friday, (May 6) as part of a multi-day celebration, themed “Pure Imagination.” Other major events included the COVID-delayed investiture on Thursday (May 5) of LOC...