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This Memphis senior was kicked out of three high schools. Here's how he got on track to graduate.  Chalkbeat Tennessee

In front of more than 100 people, John Chatman recalled the bullying he endured as a child for having a stutter. Chatman was one of seven educators and ...



After 59-year run in South Memphis, Carver High School is officially closed  Chalkbeat Tennessee

George Washington Carver High School, an anchor of the Riverview neighborhood of South Memphis since the late 1950s, is the latest casualty of closings ...



School opens its own food pantry to feed those in the 38109 ZIP code  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A Shelby County alternative school unveiled a special room that will help the hungry on Thursday. It's in the old ROTC building at George ...



Carver High to partly retain name as new use begins for closed Memphis school  Chalkbeat Tennessee

While the recently closed Carver High School will have students again this fall by housing two alternative programs, the building will keep its name — sort of.



Area schools closed due to power outage  WMC

Some schools in the Memphis area are closed Wednesday due to power outages.



Carver High ends as it began, in a segregated city  Memphis Commercial Appeal

George Washington Carver High School was opened in 1957, a product of a racially segregated society.



SCS considers moving alternative programs into Carver High School building  wreg.com

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- There could be new life for the building that housed Carver High School in South Memphis. The district may combine two programs and ...



SCS votes to close Carver High School  WMC Action News 5

Shelby County Schools voted to close Carver High School during a meeting held Thursday. District administrators opted to close the school based on its ...



Supporters of shuttered Memphis Carver High not giving up yet  Chalkbeat Tennessee

In a Baptist church a short walk from Carver High School, attorneys shared their game plan Tuesday evening for a potential lawsuit against Shelby County's ...



Hopson recommends two alternative schools for vacant Carver High building  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Carver High School remains closed, but its building would avoid sitting empty this fall under a proposal to let two alternative programs use the space in South ...



Hopson will leave a blueprint to consolidate more schools. Here's what you need to know.  Chalkbeat Tennessee

If trends hold true for Hopson's final recommendations, four schools would be at the top of the list for consolidation.



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 ...



GRAD Academy Memphis to close after school year  WMC Action News 5

After five years under contract with the Achievement School District, Grad Academy, formerly South Side High School, will close at the end of the school year.



Sanders, (SFC)(Ret) Robert "Bob"  Dothan Eagle

Sergeant First Class (SFC) (Ret) Robert "Bob" Sanders transitioned to his eternal glory, Monday, July 7, 2018. He was 82. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. ...



UT Vols: Monitor Eric Gray, Ke'Shun Brown during early signing period  Knoxville News Sentinel

Here are some topics to monitor for Tennessee during the early signing period.



Shelby County Schools says it needs to close more schools. Here are 25 that are at risk.  Chalkbeat Colorado

As the district embarks on a process to cut costs by closing schools, two dozen Memphis schools already have three strikes against them.



Here are Memphis schools closed since 2012  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Amid shrinking enrollment, under-utilized buildings and annual budget shortfalls, school closures have become an annual event in Memphis.



50 years later: Teachers, students recall how Martin Luther King's death changed their lives and classrooms  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Memphis has a special, painful relationship with the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. It was here, on April 4, 1968, that the iconic civil rights leader was ...



Both high school closures approved by Shelby County this year are getting a second look  Chalkbeat Tennessee

When the Shelby County Schools board voted to close two of its most anemic high schools last month, it seemed like the end of the story. In fact, the debate is ...



Six MCS Schools Recommended For Closure  WREG

Six schools are recommended for closure, as a result of a budget gap in the merged school system.



What four faces would be on a Memphis sports Mount Rushmore?  The Commercial Appeal

Picking a Mount Rushmore for Memphis sports is a thankless task, if only because there are far more than four people who have left an indelible mark on the ...



Half of Memphis schools closed since 2012 stand empty, with more closures on the way  Chalkbeat Colorado

Other schools closed since 2012 have been repurposed or turned into alternative and charter schools. Check out our map to see what happened to each one.



Here's why Memphis' next round of school closings won't be just about saving money  Chalkbeat Colorado

Questions remain whether shuttering schools saves money in the long run as leaders of Shelby County Schools shift the focus to academics in determining ...



Can school closures boost academic achievement? Memphis school leaders track students to find out  Chalkbeat Colorado

As Shelby County Schools seeks to make school closures more about boosting academic achievement than cutting costs, district leaders are tracking the ...



Alternative program gives troubled youth a second chance  wreg.com

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. -- Three Wooddale High School students will get a second chance after getting caught gambling and fighting in the cafeteria. They've ...



Low enrollment a telltale for closing Memphis schools. Here's what the numbers show.  Chalkbeat Tennessee

The average Memphis school shuttered in recent years was using 44 percent of building capacity, compared with 91 percent across the district.



Shelby County School Board votes to close 10 schools at charged meeting  Chalkbeat Colorado

After nearly a year of planning, two months of intense community engagement, and four hours of meeting, it became official: Shelby County Schools will close 10 ...



Brett Oates, founder, celebrates 10 years with Silver Glovez baseball camp  Birmingham Times

For the past 10 years, Brett Oates has been able to turn his love of sports into something that benefits the community. The 55-year-old founder of Silver Glovez, ...



In Memphis and Nashville, here are the schools eligible — and no longer eligible — for state intervention  Chalkbeat Colorado

Tennessee's Achievement School District (ASD) plans to expand its footprint in Memphis and Nashville under the state's school improvement initiative, but it's ...



Art by Art  Memphis Flyer

Art Covington began selling his artwork when he was five years old. He copied cartoon characters. "I did Popeye and Mighty Mouse, and I would take them to my ...



More Black Students, and Memphis Students, Suspended in Tennessee Schools  Memphis Daily News

Half of suspensions across Tennessee in the 2014-15 school year were handed out in just 8 percent of schools, many of which serve black students in Memphis.



Lawsuit filed opposing closure of South Side Middle School  wreg.com

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Several individuals have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court opposing Shelby County Schools' planned closure of South Side Middle School.



Cover Story: Raising the minimum wage could have positive effect on Memphis economy, but businesses have serious concerns.  Memphis Business Journal

Local leaders cast a net for a higher minimum wage. Should businesses take the bait, or are they going to need a bigger boat?



Memphis professor is first African American to lead American Psychiatric Association  The Commercial Appeal

Dr. Altha Stewart, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, is the first first African American slated ...



Tennessee students more likely to be suspended if they're black boys — or live in Memphis  Chalkbeat Colorado

The latest data shows half of suspensions in the 2014-15 school year were handed out in just 8 percent of schools, many of which serve black students in ...



Man found shot to death in car in South Memphis driveway  The Commercial Appeal

MPD is investigating a fatal shooting in South Memphis Wednesday morning.



Jefferson St. Merchant, Former Council Member Edward Whitmore, Sr. Dies  tntribune.com

By Reginald Stuart. NASHVILLE, TN — Nashville bid farewell this week to one of its long time Jefferson Street merchants and former city council member ...



Leading up to 6:01: The last 32 hours of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The Commercial Appeal

A total of 32 hours passed between when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s plane landed in Memphis and when he was assassinated by James Earl Ray.



Parkland to Columbine School Shootings List  Westword

Reporters and anchors covering yesterday's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, frequently mentioned the disturbing ...



Since Sandy Hook, a gun has been fired on school grounds nearly once a week  Los Angeles Times

There have been more than 180 shootings on school campuses that resulted in an injury or death in the U.S. since Dec. 14, 2012, when 20 children and six ...



White Backed Up Big Talk For UTC  GoMocs.com

The UTC Athletics Department and the Chattanooga Times Free Press will release one member of the McKenzie Arena 25th Anniversary Team each day ...



South Memphis Makeover | The Fly-By | Memphis News and Events  Memphis Flyer

South Memphis isn't just a food desert. It's an all-around retail desert, according to the Mayor's Innovation Delivery Team. Those are the findings of the team's ...



Born in the Projects, Norman Fights for Social Justice  Memphis Daily News

Keith Norman makes a habit of rising before the sun – and no wonder. As vice president of government affairs at Baptist Memorial Health Care and president of ...



Class is In  Memphis Daily News

For Collierville Schools superintendent John Aitken, the demerger of public schools in Shelby County didn't become “real” until teachers reported the week ...



Zach Randolph returns with love for Memphis  The Commercial Appeal

Zach Randolph signed a two-year, $24 million dollar contract with the Sacramento Kings, ending his time in Memphis. Grizzlies fans and Memphians alike were ...



Complete list of all Georgia college football signees  MaxPreps

Carver High School didn't win the state championship in football that it wanted this past season, but the victory on Signing Day was almost as sweet for this ...



Columbine to Oregon's Umpqua College: A tragic list of school shootings since 1999  Westword

Update: Periodically, we've compiled rosters of school shootings that have taken place since the attack on Columbine High School — and such incidents appear ...



Guns in America After Newtown  BillMoyers.com

Take a by-the-numbers look at gun deaths, school shootings, public opinion and legislation in the year since Sandy Hook.



Elite 11 Atlanta: Top quarterback recruits throw for chance at finals  SB Nation

Live updates from the Elite 11 quarterback recruit competition in Atlanta.



We've Got Your Number: From Peyton Manning to Eddie George to Penny Hardaway, the top jerseys in Tennessee history  The Tennessean

Peyton Manning's No. 16 uniform is forever engrained in the history of sports in our state. The same could be said for Penny Hardaway's No. 25 at Memphis ...



Zach Randolph had two pounds of weed? That's a problem, if so  The Commercial Appeal

It was easier to laugh off Zach Randolph getting busted for weed until TMZ reported he had two pounds.



Grizzlies won't regret retiring Z-Bo's number, soccer in Memphis would be golazo and more  The Commercial Appeal

Grizzlies won't regret retiring Grizzlies number, and other thoughts for a Friday.



Audit of Everytown’s Claimed 200+ School Shootings Since Sandy Hook  Bearing Arms

Yesterday, Hayley Miller, a reporter for the Huffington Post, uncritically regurgitated an Everytown claim that there have been 200 school shootings since the ...



Zach Randolph leaves Grizzlies for Kings and that's no bluff  The Commercial Appeal

Grizzlies free-agent forward Zach Randolph agreed to a two-year, $24 million deal with the Sacramento Kings.



US Top 500 Outdoor Returnees: Boys 400m Dash  MileSplit

Check out the nation\'s top 500 outdoor boys returnees in the 400 meter dash.



MLGW bills: Software glitch, not Z-Bo donation, causes billing snafu  The Commercial Appeal

MLGW says a software glitch and social media rumors of a donation from Zach Randolph have led to mass confusion about utility bills.



Kings' Zach Randolph charged with marijuana possession, resisting arrest  USA TODAY

Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph had the lone felony charge from his Aug. 9 arrest on marijuana possession reduced to a misdemeanor, according to ...



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