Education

It’s going to be a red-letter year for Cordova Middle Optional School students. Just ask the new principal, Christopher Hardiman. “Aim high,” said Hardiman. “That’s what I tell our students every day. I told my teachers, ‘You’re going to get...
by Angela Sargent -- Teaching abroad has been a dream of mine since I started teaching in 2006. However, being born and raised in Memphis, I felt it was my duty to stay here and share my gift with local...
The lights of the Harahan Bridge will glow purple Sunday night (Aug. 7) as part of LeMoyne-Owen College’s Second Annual 807 Day of Giving celebration Sunday and Monday (Aug. 8). The two-day event provides individual and corporate donors with opportunities...
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...