Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Education

by Marta W. Aldrich -- Four low-performing Memphis schools taken over by Tennessee almost a decade ago will return to their local school district by next fall without achieving the massive improvements promised under the oversight of the state-run Achievement...
NASHVILLE (AP) – Meharry Medical College, the historically Black medical college in Nashville, gave students an early Thanksgiving gift – $10,000 in cash. President James E.K. Hildreth announced the gift on the Monday before Thanksgiving, telling students they would receive...
by Najee El-Amin -- Memphis-based tech organization CodeCrew has been awarded nearly $1 million towards implementing computer science programs in the state’s school districts. Teaming up with CSforALL, the pair was able to acquire the three-year grant from the National Science...
A 13-year-old boy pleaded guilty Tuesday (Nov. 16) in Juvenile Court to charges stemming from his shooting of a fellow student at Cummings K-8 Optional School in September. The victim also was 13. The teen appeared diminutive and frail in...
by Curtis Weathers -- Our governor Bill Lee and state legislators are starting to tinker again with Tennessee’s school funding formula.  So, what are they up to? Why now? What is going on?  Those are all excellent questions. And for now, we...
All Shelby County Schools seniors in the Class of 2022 with a 3.5 GPA or higher have an academic home at Tennessee State University, if they chose. Five Hamilton High School seniors fitting that bill have decided to pursue their...
by Samantha West -- With more than 50 years of nursing behind her, including as a trauma nurse, Karen Taylor has encountered countless life-and-death situations. All those decades of experience weren’t really needed after Taylor became a Shelby County Schools nurse...
by Najee El-Amin -- Dawning one of her signature western hats, U.S. Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (D-Florida) recently presided over the latest House Education and Labor Committee's Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee hearing regarding continued congressional support for historically...
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...