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TSSAA upholds Fairley High School’s post season ban  WREG NewsChannel 3

Fairley High School has lost an appeal to have their post season ban overturned.

MPD: Hundreds involved in brawl at Westwood-Fairley basketball game  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Four people were arrested after hundreds were involved in a brawl following a basketball game at Westwood High School, according to ...

WEB EXTRA: Fairley High School’s Boxing Club Helping Students In Unique Ways

Jessica Hubbard is the Behavior Specialist for Green Dot public schools. When she moved to Memphis from Nashville for her job, she says she missed her ...

Three Memphis high school basketball games break into brawls on same night  USA TODAY High School Sports

Friday was fight night for Memphis high school basketball. The state's high school athletic association is working with six Memphis high schools involved in three ...

Fairley Head Coach Gene Robinson to host 7th annual football camp  WMC

Fairley High School head football coach Gene Robinson is on a mission to make sure every football player in the city of Memphis has a shot at a college ...

Memphis Police investigating altercation near Fairley High School  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Police Department was called to the area near Fairley High School Wednesday afternoon after it was reported that someone ...

Hundreds involved in fights at 3 high school basketball games on same night in Memphis  FOX13 Memphis

Friday nights are celebrated by students across the country. Supporting the local high school sporting events is a part of the custom.

Postseason ban lifted for one Memphis high school basketball team  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — After principals of three Memphis high schools went to the state athletic association to appeal their schools' postseason bans, one of those ...

Some fans concerned after four Memphis teams banned from post-season play  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Four Memphis high schools have been banned from post-season play this year and next after fights broke out at basketball games.

SCS to appeal postseason ban on four high school basketball teams  WREG NewsChannel 3

The ban against the four schools came after the four schools were involved in brawls on Jan. 25, where as many as 400 people were involved.

Gunshot hits school bus in Whitehaven, injuring girl  WREG NewsChannel 3

A 15-year-old girl on her way home from school was injured Monday when someone fired a shot at a school bus, Memphis Police said.

Memphis charter operator continues strong band tradition at Fairley High School  Chalkbeat Colorado

*Fresh* from an outdoor practice on a grassy common area at Fairley High School in Memphis, Dedrick Jones puts aside his baritone for a moment to reflect on ...

Fairley High School principal returns to school  WMC Action News 5

The Fairley High School principal, who was arrested for tampering with evidence, is back at school.

Fairley High principal arrested for evidence tampering  WMC Action News 5

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The principal of Fairley High School was arrested on charged of tampering with and fabricating evidence. On February 15, police went to ...

Man accused of shooting Memphis school bus taken into custody  FOX13 Memphis

Police issued a warrant for Kortez Collins, 23, for 28 counts of Aggravated Assault.

TSSAA Lifts Post-Season Ban For Wooddale Following Fights At Game

UPDATE 2/8/2019: The TSSAA has lifted the post-season ban for Wooddale High School following fights at a basketball game. This means the school is now ...

Commercial Appeal All-Metro football team for 2018  The Commercial Appeal

St. George's, Sr. Ht: 6-1 Wt: 190. Position: Quarterback. Why chosen: The DII-AA West offensive player of the year threw for 2,655 yards and scored 32 total ...

Four Memphis high schools banned from playing basketball after fights  FOX13 Memphis

Four Memphis schools are banned from playing basketball in the postseason after a number of fights on the court.

Football  WMC Action News 5

Fairley High School head football coach Gene Robinson is on a mission to make sure every football player in the city of Memphis has a shot at a college ...

Woman shot dead during argument in Whitehaven  WREG NewsChannel 3

A woman critically injured in a Whitehaven shooting has died.

See if your school is on the 2018 Priority List of schools performing in the bottom 5 percent  The Commercial Appeal

Schools can also be on the list if they are high schools with a graduation rate below 67 percent.

17 schools in Tennessee's turnaround district remain priority schools 6 years after first takeovers  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Four of the six original Memphis schools that were taken over by the state in 2012 are on the newest priority list released last week. And dozens of schools that ...

One in four students are chronically absent in Tennessee's state-run district. Here's what educators are doing about it.  Chalkbeat Tennessee

More than one in four children in Tennessee's state-run turnaround district were chronically absent from school last year. Until recently, Armani Fleming, ...

Fairley High, former player to be honored by NFL for Super Bowl  WMC Action News 5

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A Memphian and his former school will be honored by the NFL in a special program. The NFL is looking to honor high schools that have ...

East High advances to state semifinals  WMC

Three-time defending Class-AAA Champion East High had no problems with Cleveland in the quarterfinals Thursday at the Tennessee Boys State High School ...

Friday Football Fever: Week 6 Scores and Highlights  WMC

It's Week 6 for TSSAA high school football teams, and that means it's time for Friday Football Fever!

Three teens charged with robberies in Whitehaven, Westwood, Baptist Hospital  WREG NewsChannel 3

Three suspects were arrested Tuesday in connection with several armed robberies involving a shotgun, many involving students walking home from school in ...

15-year-old Fairly High School student accused of assaulting a counselor  WMC Action News 5

A 15-year-old boy at Fairley High School is accused of assaulting a counselor, and some parents say they want to see more done to keep everyone safe.

New program aims to make advocates out of Memphis high schoolers  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Ten schools in Shelby County are participating in the program, which tries to get students involved in education policy issues.

Wiseman leads East to region championship  WMC

For the 4th time, two Memphis high school hoop powers met this season, this time for the Region 8 Triple-A- Championship. This one was at Collierville High ...

Gene Robinson brings discipline, success back to Fairley  The Commercial Appeal

As you walk into the main entrance at Fairley High School, you're greeted with a large poster featuring a quote from the famous poet and author Maya Angelou: ...

Nine to Join the TSSAA Hall of Fame  Williamson Source

The 2019 TSSAA Hall of Fame inductees have been selected. Nine new members will be inducted into the TSSAA Hall of Fame at the annual luncheon at the ...

Memphis Catholic schools and three other applicants one step closer to becoming charters  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Memphis could be home to nine more charter schools next fall, which would bring the district to 63 schools in total.

New school year kicks off with big changes, big goals  Chalkbeat Colorado

The start of the 2014-15 school year Monday marked the first day that eight districts—Shelby County Schools, which includes Memphis and some of the ...

Friday Football Fever: Week 4 scores and highlights  WMC

It's Week 3 for TSSAA high school football teams, and that means it's time for Friday Football Fever.

School-level test scores are in for the Achievement School District. And they're bleak.  Chalkbeat Tennessee

In English and math exams, not a single Achievement School District elementary, middle or high school had more than 20 percent of students scoring on grade ...

Wiseman wins Morgan Wootten Player of the Year  WMC

East High School Senior and Memphis commit James Wiseman was named the 2019 Morgan Wootten Player of the Year.

Facing closure, some Memphis parents hope to form K-8 school, but others aren't sold  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Shelby County Schools officials had hoped that a proposal generated by parents would help win support from others since parents rarely support closing a ...

Friday Football Fever: Week 7 Scores and Highlights  WMC

It's Week 7 for TSSAA high school football teams, and that means it's time for Friday Football Fever!

Former Red Bank Football Coach Tom Weathers Selected to TSSAA Hall of Fame  WDEF News 12

( HERMITAGE- – – The 2019 TSSAA Hall of Fame inductees have been selected. Nine new members will be inducted into the TSSAA Hall of Fame at ...

Twin sisters commit to Memphis basketball  WMC Action News 5

Twin sisters chose the University of Memphis to play their college basketball.

UofM basketball fans get preview of future Tigers' skills at East High game  WMC

James Wiseman, the country's number one college basketball recruit, committed to the University of Memphis on Tuesday. On Tuesday night, fans packed a high ...

Friday Football Fever: Week 3 scores and highlights  WMC Action News 5

It's Week 3 for TSSAA high school football teams, and that means it's time for Friday Football Fever.

More Memphis area students are graduating high school. But what does that mean?  Chalkbeat Tennessee

The number of students graduating from high schools in Shelby County and across the state has been rising for the last 10 years, but recent allegations of ...

The Haven  Memphis Daily News

It's not hard to find remnants of Whitehaven's past in a drive down Elvis Presley Boulevard, but none of those reminders are as vivid as the 122-year-old ...

See who wants to open a charter school in Memphis in 2019  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Ten charter organizations applied to Shelby County Schools ahead of the April 2 deadline to open 18 schools in 2019.

Here's who's running for Memphis school board in August  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Fifteen people are vying for four seats on the Memphis school board. The election is Aug. 2.

FBI looking to hire agents in Memphis  WMC Action News 5

The FBI field office in Memphis is putting out the call for people who'd be interested in working as FBI agents.

Tennessee's takeover of low performing schools isn't working, study finds. Officials say changes underway.  The Tennessean

Five years of work shows the Tennessee Achievement School District's takeover model still isn't working.

Six charts showing test scores in schools that Tennessee wants to turn around  Chalkbeat Tennessee

State achievement test scores always invite local study and review. But in Memphis, the latest mixed results remain the source of intense scrutiny at local, state ...

Marion wins Ark. 5A state championship  WMC

The Marion Patriots played for their first Arkansas Class 5A State Title in Hot Springs on Thursday night against Little Rock Hall.

College readiness: How Cheatham, Robertson and Sumner Schools stack up  The Tennessean

Large numbers of students in Tennessee are not ready for college, according to newly released state data. The data shows how prepared public high school ...

Memphis school board election: 14 running for 4 seats in August  The Commercial Appeal

This year's Shelby County school board election promises a lot of action after a relatively quiet race two years ago. The election is Aug. 2.

School Shootings List in Twenty Years Since Columbine: 240 and Counting  Westword

Twenty years ago tomorrow, on April 20, 1999, two seniors at Columbine High School killed twelve students and a teacher before taking their own lives in an ...

18-year-old arrested after allegedly leaving backpack with gun, drugs at school

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A teen is behind bars, accused of bringing a gun and drugs to school. A teacher at Fairley High School alerted the principal, who then ...

Byhalia football say goodbye to teammate hours before game  WMC Action News 5

Byhalia High School's football team took the field Friday afternoon in remembrance of their teammate who died during a game last week.

Free back to school events in Mid-South  FOX13 Memphis

Several organizations in the Mid-South are giving away free school supplies and services, such as haircuts and health screenings this week, as parents prepare ...

CW30, Local 24 & Are Official Media Partners Of AAF’s Memphis Express

As the Alliance of American Football's inaugural season opens, The Memphis Express announced Nexstar Media Group's WLMT (CW30), WATN (Local 24), and ...

It's been six years since Tennessee took over its first low-performing schools. How are they doing?  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Of the six schools in the original state-run Achievement School District, four had fewer than 10 percent of students tested at grade level in math or English during ...

Family of man killed at FedEx calls for more safety measures  WMC Action News 5

The family of the man who was killed while working at FedEx's Memphis Hub on Sunday is calling for more safety measures.

Obama to speak at Memphis high school  CBS

Two People Arrested for Helping Kids Skip School  WREG

Police arrested two adults and 7 juveniles hanging out at a house that smelled of marijuana.

Couple pays off $30k in layaway at Whitehaven Wal-Mart  The Commercial Appeal

California couple paid off roughly $30000 in layaway merchandise at the Wal-Mart in Whitehaven this week.

Exclusive: Green Dot Public Schools pulls out of Raleigh-Egypt ASD takeover  Chalkbeat Colorado

Green Dot is the third operator this fall to pull out of an agreement with the ASD to take over struggling Memphis schools. Today's development delivers another ...

LeBron speaks to standout Memphis youth basketball team  WMC Action News 5

The Memphis Dream Chasers basketball team made the finals in Las Vegas over the weekend on the youth circuit.

Why Denver wants to increase the number of students taking ethnic studies  Chalkbeat Colorado

The more students are engaged in their classes, the more likely they are to graduate on time, district officials said.

Simon will take over Director of Band position at Coahoma  Coahoma Community College

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4157 - Matthew Killebrew - ...

Votes are in: Harris is mayor, majority of funding body for Shelby County schools is new  Chalkbeat Tennessee

There will be eight new faces on the Shelby County Board of Commissioners this year — not to mention a new county mayor — after this Thursday's election.

Roy Lee Ruffin, Jr.  San Diego Voice and Viewpoint

Roy Lee Ruffin, Jr. October 16, 1959 – March 12, 2017. ROY LEE RUFFIN, JR., affectionately known as “Bubba”, was born October 16, 1959 in Memphis, TN to ...

Her Prom Closet supplies dresses and life lessons for teens  Chattanooga Times Free Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Every minute of every day in every week of every month in every year there is a tangible example of somebody or some group stepping ...

As school year begins, new lives for buildings, new staffs for schools  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Last year, the Shelby County school board approved the district's plan to close ten school buildings—the largest single round of closings in the Memphis history.

Find out how well your New York City school scored on state tests  Chalkbeat New York

New York released state test scores on Wednesday, and many parents are eager to know how city schools fared. The topline scores show that New York City ...

Find out what your New York City school spends per student  Chalkbeat New York

The New York City education department on Friday released a report detailing per-student funding at every public school across the district, data that shows ...

Memphis Music Community Mourns Loss of Jazz Director, Jeff Huddleston, Dead at 52

The Memphis music community and aspiring Memphis music musicians are mourning the loss of Memphis & Shelby County Schools' Overton High School band ...

Football Part of Planning at LeMoyne-Owen  Memphis Daily News

The new $13.5 million four-story residence hall at LeMoyne-Owen College that formally opened Friday, Oct. 18, is the latest symbol of growth on the campus of ...

40 Under Forty: Kiamesha Wilson, ALSAC/St. Jude  Memphis Business Journal

Research Hospital Since Kiamesha Wilson joined ALSAC in 2011, she has garnered $5.5 million in fundraising annually for St. Jude, working with community ...

National Signing Day  Harding University Athletics

SEARCY - Beginning Feb. 3, known as National Signing Day, high school seniors can sign an NCAA National Letter of Intent, a contract stating which college or ...

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