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Woman shot dead during argument in Whitehaven  WREG NewsChannel 3

A woman critically injured in a Whitehaven shooting has died.

Student arrested after taking stolen gun to Fairley High  WMC Action News 5

A student brought a stolen handgun to Fairley High School Monday.

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, ...

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.

KORTEZ COLLINS: Man accused of shooting Memphis school bus taken into custody | FOX13  FOX13 Memphis

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

CW30 High School Football Classic Doubleheader

Four Shelby County high school teams take to the gridiron on Saturday to compete in a special event designed to shine a spotlight on the extraordinary levels of ...

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.

Fairley High principal arrested for evidence tampering  WMC Action News 5

The principal of Fairley High School was arrested on charged of tampering with and fabricating evidence.

Police Arrest Woman In Connection to Whitehaven School Bus Shooting

New information tonight about the Whitehaven school bus shooting that left a 15-year-old girl injured Monday. Memphis Police arrested a possible suspect.

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.

Friday Football Fever: Week 2 scores and highlights  WMC Action News 5

It's Week 2 for TSSAA high school football teams, and that's means it's time for Friday Football Fever.

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 ...

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: ...

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 ...

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 ...

Memphis Jubilee Catholic Schools one step closer to charter conversion  Chalkbeat Tennessee

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

Memphis coach helps student athletes practice for ACT  WMC Action News 5

A Memphis football coach is giving Mid-South students the chance to do their very best as they head into college.

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 ...

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

Fewer applicants are vying to open charter schools in Memphis and one of them will seek to convert religious schools to publicly funded charters.

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.

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.

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.

What Memphis students say can help reduce suspensions, expulsions  Chalkbeat Tennessee

The student leaders have been in juvenile detention and were trained through BRIDGES, a student youth advocacy organization in Memphis.

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

After a relatively quiet school board race in Memphis two years ago, this year's run promises a lot of action as 15 people vie for four seats.

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

Most of the schools that were taken over by Tennessee's turnaround district remain on the state's priority list six years after the intervention efforts began. Four of ...

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 18 percent of students scoring on grade ...

Report: Black Memphians are better educated than 50 years ago, but child poverty is up  Chalkbeat Tennessee

More black Memphians have completed high school and college compared to 50 years ago, but those gains have not corresponded with a drop in child poverty.

The 9:01: Germantown's apartment-phobia and aquifer advocates' big win  The Commercial Appeal

Good morning from Memphis, where the City Council approved $15 million in solid waste *service* changes and an activist got the boot from its chamber. But first.

Largest Memphis Area Charter School Operators  Memphis Business Journal

Largest Memphis Area Charter School Operators ranked by Enrollment, 2017-2018 school year.

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.

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 ...

Too young to vote, Memphis teens lead voter-engagement campaign in advance of midterms  Chalkbeat Tennessee

At 17, Caitlin Brinson isn't yet old enough to vote, but she's working hard to get other Memphis residents to the polls in November.

Memphis students present demands on school safety in wake of Parkland shooting  Chalkbeat Colorado

Students presented a list of requests to the Shelby County Schools board related to safety, including improving student discipline practices, hiring more school ...

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 ...

A Memphis woman's tragic death prompts reflection: Could vacant schools help fight homelessness?  Chalkbeat Tennessee

About 650 Memphis students were considered homeless during the 2015-16 school year, meaning their families either were on the streets, living in cars or ...

Memphis bands prepare to go head-to-head in Battle of the Bands  WMC Action News 5

The football game on Saturday is not the only time rivals will go head to head. School bands from around the Mid-South will vie to win Battle of the Bands.

Gubernatorial Candidates Dean, Fitzhugh Have Democrats Back in the Game  Memphis Flyer

The very fact that two name Democrats — former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and state House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh — are competing in a primary to ...

Former education leaders spearhead new Memphis group to zero in on poverty  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Whole Child Strategies organized last fall to help neighborhood and community leaders chart their own poverty-fighting strategies.

Memphis elementary school students take a stand against grocery store closing  Chalkbeat Tennessee

The Kroger store's closure will worsen a "food desert" in South Memphis.

New online application for Memphis' most popular schools goes live Monday  Chalkbeat Tennessee

When applications for optional schools go online at 10 o'clock on Monday morning, it will mark the end of “tent city,” where Memphis parents camp out for days to ...

'Emotionally exhausted' yet inspired by students: A Memphis educator and gun-control advocate reacts to Parkland  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Kat McRitchie spent the night before the shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead at a vigil for two Memphis teens gunned down near their school.

Free back to school events in Mid-South | FOX13  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 ...

Metro Sports & Awareness Camps - SCIAA Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association  DigitalSports

SCIAA Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association/ SCIAA Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association. /; /; /. 2017 Shelby Metro Sports ...

Martin Luther King Jr.'s hope for equal education in Memphis still a dream, new book says  Chalkbeat Tennessee

In the 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, his dream of an education system providing equal economic opportunity to black ...

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 ...

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.

Overton High jazz program director passes away

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Free haircuts and styles for kids headed back to school  The Commercial Appeal

Several Memphis hair stylists and barbers will be providing free haircuts and styles for children to get them ready to go back to school. Here is a list of some of ...

Here's how one Memphis school is changing the way it disciplines girls of color  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Aspire Coleman responds to research pointing to trauma as a root of disciplinary problems that lead to higher rates of suspension among black girls.

Chandelier wedding cake made by former Memphian  WMC Action News 5

A baker with Memphis ties, created a wedding cake that looks just like an elegant chandelier. Even cooler, the cake can hang from the ceiling.

Communicating with Spanish-speaking parents is a challenge in Memphis. Meet the former teacher who's taking it on.  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Growing up in Memphis, Talia Palacio started building bridges across cultures at an early age. At the urging of her Spanish professor mother, she spoke Spanish ...

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.

Obama to speak at Memphis high school  CBS

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 ...

Why a change in school lunch rules has Memphis buying more refrigerators  Chalkbeat Colorado

Lunch participation in some schools has increased as much as 80 percent since a federal program gave all students in poor districts a free meal.

Ten Memphis schools targeted in attendance campaign backed by Memphis Grizzlies  Chalkbeat Tennessee

After a year of pushing the importance of being at school every day, a new Shelby County Schools attendance campaign takes the initiative to 10 high-risk ...

Memphis charter school operators first to appeal closures to state board  Chalkbeat Tennessee

The operators of three Memphis charter schools are appealing a plan by Shelby County Schools to revoke their charters following a school board vote that ...

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 ...

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 ...

Austin Peay State University football player Devin Stark joins Washington Redskins mini-camp  Clarksville Online

Clarksville, TN -Former Austin Peay State University wide receiver Devin Stark will join the Washington Redskins upcoming minicamp as a free-agent signee.

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