Sunday, April 11, 2021

Education

by Curtis Weathers -- Dr. Vernell Bennett-Fairs will begin her new tenure as president of LeMoyne-Owen College (LOC) Jan. 5. She will be the college’s 13th president and brings more than 25 years of higher education experience to the job...
Dr. Vernell Bennett-Fairs has been named the new president of LeMoyne-Owen College. A higher education veteran, Dr. Fairs takes over at Memphis' only HBCU on January 5th. Most recently vice-president of Student Affairs at Delta State University in Mississippi, Dr....
by Curtis Weathers -- Shelby County Schools Supt. Joris Ray has modified district plans for re-opening schools and returning to in-person learning in the second half of the school year. His reasons for doing so centers on the growing surge of...
Holly Springs, Miss. – Rust College has announced the retirement of Dr. Ishmell Edwards, vice president for college relations and director of athletics, as of June 1, 2021. Edwards’ retirement caps a higher education career spanning five decades, including leadership...
by Curtis Weathers -- Words cannot describe the exhilaration I’m experiencing, regarding the results of our recent elections, so I won’t even try. Suffice to say, a significant portion of our nation’s citizenry is breathing a collective sigh of relief. It...
Parents of 65 percent of Shelby County Schools students do not plan to send them back to school buildings in January, based on survey results obtained by Chalkbeat. Some parents told Chalkbeat they are reluctant because COVID-19 cases are surging,...
NASHVILLE – Tennessee State University (TSU) and Meharry Medical College, two historically Black academic institutions in Nashville, have formed a new partnership focused on establishing a pipeline of African-American doctors and dentists to provide essential care to underserved communities. The...
The Shelby County Schools board will consider extending Supt. Joris Ray’s contract next month after giving him a high evaluation score last week. The board voted unanimously Tuesday to give the public notice that it would discuss and vote on...
by Curtis Weathers -- Leadership is defined as the ability to guide others towards a common goal or achievement. Whether you’re an individual, a team or an entire organization, leadership is critical to the overall growth and success of your...
Tennessee’s new online report card on schools and districts contains more blank spaces than information, sparking criticism that the pages deliver little useful information for parents and policymakers alike. Since its Sept. 21 release, the redesigned report card has been...