Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Education

Dr. Vernell Bennett-Fairs sat down this week with The New Tri-State Defender to give a vivid account of her journey to the LeMoyne-Owen College President’s Office. “I was going to be the first vocalist to be successful across all the...
James Q. Bacchus’ three-year run as principal of Hamilton High School ends with his retirement from Shelby County Schools on Wednesday (June 30). Hamilton High School staff, alumni association members, friends and family took note of his planned exit during...
Dr. Melissa Collins, a second grade science teacher at John P. Freeman Optional School, has been selected as a 2021 Amazon Future Engineer Teacher of the Year Award recipient. Collins will receive a prize package valued at more than $30,000....
by Curtis Weathers -- The school year is coming to a close and the coronavirus seems to be in full retreat. More and more people are getting vaccinated, infections are way down and the number of people dying from the...
Tennessee State University has entered into a a dual enrollment partnership that gives students in West and South Africa access to digital resources to develop their technology skills. The partnership with the African Methodist Episcopal Church will allow high school...
For months, Tennessee Republican lawmakers were hearing from dozens of parents concerned about how educators were trying to make their lessons more inclusive in response to the nation’s racial reckoning. One mom even reported that her 7-year-old daughter, who is...
by Liaudwin Seaberry Jr. -- LeMoyne-Owen College student Zenobia Early could not believe her eyes when she checked her email and realized that she was among the recipients of the First Annual Rooted in Science scholarship.  The prestigious award is provided...
by Curtis Weathers --  I was minding my own business last week, all set to dive into the issue of state testing and learning loss in our schools.  Suddenly, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and 37 of his Republican colleagues showed...
Gov. Bill Lee and Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn now are noteworthy mile markers on the learning journeys of the emerging scholars at Hanley Elementary School in Orange Mound. Lee, Schwinn and a various other elected officials dropped in to...
The fifth annual Greater Memphis Media Scholarship Awards presentation was held at LeMoyne-Owen College on Tuesday. “It’s about providing one of the pinnacles of social justice – education opportunities – for HBCU's and (about) recognizing Shelby County Schools educators for...