Education

A few weeks ago, Dr. Joris Ray resigned as superintendent of Memphis-Shelby County Schools (MSCS), and the school board ended the investigation into whether he violated district policy by having inappropriate relationships with district employees.  The board also just recently...
NASHVILLE – Tennessee State University President Dr. Glenda Glover recently spent the night at one of the university’s off-campus housing facilities to ease concerns regarding the safety and quality of rooms. Glover helped check students in at the Best Western...
With her nomination submitted by Memphis Shelby County Schools Board Commissioner Althea Green, Tutonial "Toni" Williams has stepped into the role of interim superintendent. Williams is the chief financial officer for Memphis Shelby County Schools (MSCS). The board voted unanimously...
by Samantha West. -- Memphis-Shelby County Schools Supt. Dr. Joris Ray, who was under investigation over claims that he abused his power and violated district policies, resigned Tuesday under an agreement with the school board that formally ends the inquiry. At...
This moment was 100 years in the making. Kadesha Gordon, an African-American woman and life-long Catholic, reared in the faith at St. Augustine Catholic Church in South Memphis, has found her way to Midtown. She is the new principal, and the...
Cummings Optional K-8 School is 1.5 miles from LaRose Elementary School, which is where Cummings’ students will be rerouted for the remainder of the week after the tile ceiling in the school’s library collapsed on Monday. According to Memphis Fire...
Registration is now open for Zillow’s second annual HBCU Housing Hackathon for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The program, in collaboration with United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and Amplify 4 Good, helps HBCU students develop critical tech and business skills...
by Kimberlee Kruesi -- NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Friday the state had not yet approved any school vouchers for families seeking taxpayer funds to cover private school expenses, even as students begin a new school year. The Republican...
Circles of Success Learning Academy (COSLA) – the first and oldest elementary charter school in Tennessee – ushered in its 20th academic year on Monday. Tucked inside St. Andrew A.M.E. Church at 867 S. Parkway E. at Mississippi Boulevard, the...
Ralph Prater, one of the trailblazing “Memphis State Eight,” died Monday (Aug. 8) in San Francisco, Calif., where he retired from Chevron Oil as a corporate attorney. “I had asked Dad about his experiences as one of the students who...