Saturday, December 3, 2022

Education

A charter school opening next year in midtown Memphis has been awarded a $2.5 million grant through a national contest aimed at reinventing America’s high schools. Leaders of Crosstown High announced Wednesday that it’s receiving the money over five years...
Nine school leaders are up for an annual statewide award, including one principal from Memphis. Tracie Thomas, a principal at White Station Elementary School, represents schools in Shelby County on the state’s list of finalists. Last year, Principal Docia...
By Dr. Elizabeth Primas (Program Manager, NNPA/ESSA Public Awareness Campaign) Standards have always been a part of society. From standards of measurement and time to driver’s licenses, food preparation in restaurants and language, standards keep us healthy and safe and...
Shelby County Schools has reclaimed a Memphis school building that formerly housed a state-run charter school that just moved across town. This week, the former campus of Raleigh-Egypt Middle School began housing middle schoolers under the local district in Memphis. District...
Dorsey Hopson has been at the helm of Tennessee’s largest district for four years, but his cabinet has been a bit of a revolving door since the historic merger of city and county schools. Only three members of his 11-person...
It’s not uncommon in Memphis for parents to wait until the first day of school to register their students. That scenario played out again on Monday as some 6,000 students were signed up for Shelby County Schools, bringing total enrollment...
Two elected school leaders in Memphis promised Monday to look into a former high school student’s complaint of being pressured to apply to 100 colleges in the quest for millions of dollars in scholarships. Anisah Karim graduated in 2016 from...
Students likely saw some new faces as they returned to Memphis schools this week. But their families should be aware that many other changes are at play across Shelby County Schools, Tennessee’s largest district. Here are just a few: 1. Schools...
Emerging from the shadows since federal agents raided several Latino neighborhoods in Memphis, immigrant families were greeted Monday by cheering neighbors and educators as they brought their children back to school amid assurances of protection. Holding signs such as “Bienvenido”...
This is the latest entry in How We Got Here, a series where students and families explain how they chose, or ended up at, the schools they did. You can see all of the stories here. Unlike many of the other...