Friday, September 30, 2022

Education

Families in the 901 are encouraged to begin applying or start considering the best learning environment for their children in the 2022-23 school year. The Shelby County Schools (SCS) school choice application period begins Tuesday (Jan. 25). SCS' choices for students...
by Samantha West -- Impassioned community members pleaded with the Shelby County Schools (SCS) board Tuesday night to keep two KIPP charter schools operating, despite low test scores. The district is considering shuttering them after administrators said the schools failed...
by Najee El-Amin -- Southwest Tennessee Community College’s (STCC) new aviation and aerospace major takes flight on March 7.  Partnering with the Luke Weathers Flight Academy and the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP), final approval for the program was granted...
by Samantha West -- Students in Shelby County Schools returned to classrooms Monday after winter break as district officials prepared to expand in-school COVID testing amid an omicron surge. Beginning Jan. 17, SCS will test participating students and staff weekly —...
Sixteen students – over 80 percent of the Hollis F. Price Middle College High School graduating class – have committed to attend LeMoyne-Owen College (LOC). The LOC campus is home to the high school. The students’ commitment to attend LOC...
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...