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University of Memphis to implement tuition changes  WMC

Administrators at the University of Memphis proudly boast that they have the lowest tuition increases in Tennessee over the past five years.



Former Hamilton principal who lost job over grade tampering allegations loses her appeal  The Commercial Appeal

The former principal of Hamilton High accused of being involved in grade tampering remains out of her leadership job after the Shelby County Schools board ...



Hamilton High School closed again Friday for power outage  WMC

Hamilton High School will be closed Friday due to a power outage.The school was also closed Thursday.



SCS rules against appeal in former principal grade-changing scandal  FOX13 Memphis

After the principal of Hamilton High School was demoted in December, the school board had a meeting to attempt to reverse the ruling.



One man dead in crash that injured two other adults and a child  The Commercial Appeal

The address police provided for the crash was Hamilton High School. A child and two other adults have been upgraded to non-critical condition.



Bobcat reportedly spotted several times near Hamilton High  WREG NewsChannel 3

The animal has been spotted several times along Cane Creek, which is concerning considering the creek runs right past Hamilton High School and the first day ...



Hamilton High coach shot and carjacked at school  FOX13 Memphis

An Orange Mound mother said her 14-year-old son should not be in jail after police arrested him for the shooting and robbery of a Hamilton High School coach.



Memphis principal demoted over grade changes will not be reinstated  Chalkbeat Tennessee

The dispute between the district and Smith boils down to how principals show evidence of changes to student grades.



Hamilton High students walk out, demand answers on principal’s removal  WREG NewsChannel 3

Students at Hamilton High School walked out in protest Wednesday after the school's principal was removed following a grade discrepancy investigation.



TSSAA Hall of Fame inductees announced | Sports  Overton County News

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



VIDEO: High school volleyball team attacked by rival team after game  WREG NewsChannel 3

A volleyball game turned violent Thursday night after a match at Manassas High School, according to Memphis police.



Police: Man eating near Hamilton High baseball field has gun pulled on him, car stolen  WREG NewsChannel 3

Police are searching for two young suspects after they allegedly opened fire on a man and stole his car behind Hamilton High School.



Instead of firing Hamilton High School's principal, SCS votes to demote her  FOX13 Memphis

The Hamilton High School principal who was suspended in December will be demoted after Shelby County School officials said the principal admitted she ...



Two teens charged for shooting, carjacking Memphis Hamilton coach; mother of suspect says son was at home  USA TODAY High School Sports

A pair of Memphis high schoolers are set to stand trial for allegedly shooting and carjacking a baseball a basketball coach at the city's Hamilton High.



Former Hamilton High School Principal Demoted  www.localmemphis.com

The Shelby County School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to levy charges against the suspended Hamilton High School principal accused of grade ...



These Memphis schools now risk a state takeover  Chalkbeat Tennessee

While Memphis mostly received good news when the state listed its most underachieving schools last week, at least five Shelby County schools appear to be at ...



Cedrick Wilson, a former UT Vols and NFL receiver, named Hamilton football coach  The Commercial Appeal

Cedrick Wilson spent seven years in the NFL after playing college at Tennessee.



Cold temps close Memphis state-run schools, highlighting bigger issue of repairing costly, aging buildings  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Temperatures dipped below 35 degrees, and four schools in the Achievement School District opted to cancel classes because of boiler issues.



Local Cool Kid: Nicholas London  www.localmemphis.com

Diagnosed with cancer several years ago, a Hamilton High School teen credits doctors and care from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for saving his life.



Man charged with stalking outside of Hamilton High School  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis Police have arrested and charged a man in connection to an incident where he tried to lure a Hamilton High School student into his ...



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 ...



Seven months after a Kingsbury High teacher came forward with allegations against the principal, the investigation is still ongoing  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Last spring, several teachers and a school counselor said Principal Terry Ross pressured them to promote students who had not earned a passing grade.



Whitehaven Classic scores and highlights  WMC Action News 5

The Whitehaven Classic featured three area matchups to wrap up the opening weekend of high school football.



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.



Hamilton High School Student Brings Loaded Gun To School  Memphis Flyer

Earlier today, a tenth grader at Hamilton High School was found to be in possession of a semi-automatic .25 caliber pistol with one round in the chamber and two ...



Hamilton High School to lose undefeated season due to ineligible player  wreg.com

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The state's top high school basketball team will have to forfeit most of its regular season wins because of an ineligible player. Hamilton High ...



Memphis school leaders refuse to answer further questions about grade-changing investigation  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Refusing to answer questions about an issue that has plagued the district for two years is a departure from a previous examination of grade changing.



Memphis celebrates two basketball state champions East, Hamilton  WMC Action News 5

Memphis high schools won two of the three Tennessee state basketball championships on Saturday.



Rapper BlocBoy JB films dice game allegedly inside Hamilton High  WMC Action News 5

Shelby County Schools is investigating a video of a Memphis rapper playing dice inside a building he claims is Hamilton High School.



Did Memphis school leaders just get a pass in the $159,000 grade-tampering probe?  Chalkbeat Tennessee

After evidence surfaced of improper grade changing at a Memphis school, Superintendent Dorsey Hopson vowed that the district would put policies in place to ...



SCS principal suspended, grade floors banned after grading issues at Hamilton HS  FOX13 Memphis

A High school principal is suspended and Shelby County Schools has banned the practice of grade floors.



Rapper’s videos raise questions after performance at local school  wreg.com

WREG is asking school officials how they decide who is allowed to perform for homecoming after a controversial video by a local rapper was filmed inside a ...



Kingsbury High teacher accuses Memphis principal of improper grade changing  Chalkbeat Tennessee

A Kingsbury High School math teacher has taken her allegations over improper grade changing public. Alesia Harris said the principal directed that 17 students' ...



High school basketball: Tennessee Mr. and Miss Basketball winners  The Tennessean

The TSSAA Mr. and Miss 2019 Basketball winners (Back row left to right) Keon Johnson of The Webb School (Bell-Buckle), Kennedy Chandler of Briarcrest ...



Hamilton High School grad killed hours after receiving her diploma  wreg.com

Clark's funeral *service* will be Saturday at the Greater Whitestone Baptist Church.



4 Memphis high schools advance to state championship games  WMC Action News 5

Penny Hardaway and the East High School Mustangs advanced to their third-consecutive Class AAA State Championship Game.



Toxic Battles: The Fight for Environmental Justice in Memphis  Memphis Flyer

More than 30 years ago, the seemingly race-neutral world of ecological activism was redefined by a new category of oppression: environmental racism. The fact ...



66-year-old woman killed in drive-by shooting with 9-year-old child in the backseat of her car  The Commercial Appeal

Officers responded to the shooting call and found 66-year-old Beverly Jacks lying unresponsive in the driver's seat of her Saturn.



National Hoopfest to feature 20 of the top hoopers in the country this weekend in Waxahachie  Waxahachie Daily Light

Any high school basketball fan in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex who doesn't already have plans to be in Waxahachie this weekend should go ahead and ...



Ernest Strickland Has Been on City's Front Line  Memphis Daily News

Some people grow up waiting for the chance to get out of their hometown. Others, like Ernest Strickland, senior vice president of workforce development for the ...



Guinn a finalist for Miss Basketball  Oak Ridge Today

Oak Ridge senior Jada Guinn is a finalist for Miss Basketball in Class AAA in Tennessee. The three finalists were announced Thursday. Besides Guinn, the ...



Dr. Sharon Griffin tapped to lead Achievement School District  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Achievement School District has a new leader, and it's a name Memphians will recognize. Dr. Sharon Griffin was officially introduced as ...



Man accused in Idaho birthday party stabbing is from Memphis  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The man accused of fatally stabbing a 3-year-old girl and seriously injuring at least eight others at a Boise, Idaho birthday party is from ...



Memphis officer named Memphis Tigers football PA announcer  WMC Action News 5

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The University of Memphis has officially named the new public address announcer for football. Louis Brownlee--public information officer ...



This Memphis teacher wanted to make learning physics more engaging, so he created a website. Now it's used in 40 countries.  Chalkbeat Colorado

Three girls explode into laughter and cheers as they roll a small cart across the table, successfully getting a rubber band to launch the cart just fast enough to ...



Recent Hamilton High graduate killed in car crash  WMC Action News 5

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - An 18-year-old woman who recently graduated from high school was killed in a crash that happened Friday morning east of Hamilton ...



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 ...



Todd Day Returns Home | Memphis Preps Blog  Memphis Flyer

The question seemed easy enough, but Todd Day, Hamilton High School's new boys varsity basketball coach, struggled to come up with an answer. Naming his.



Chandler Lawson transferring from Memphis East to national powerhouse Oak Hill Academy  The Commercial Appeal

The younger brother of former Memphis stars Dedric and K.J. Lawson announced he is leaving East High School for another national powerhouse.



Digest  Memphis Daily News

U.S. Rep. David Kustoff of Germantown was among the members of Congress on a train bound for a Republican conference in West Virginia Wednesday, Jan.



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 ...



The Commercial Appeal  The Commercial Appeal

Students at Booker T. Washington High School pose as they take part in a physical fitness program involving pyramid building in September of 1943. (Courtesy ...



Coach fired amid Memphis grading scandal will not be reinstated, board says  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Teli White's lawyer said his client is a scapegoat in a problem that goes beyond one coach and one school.



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

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



Bradley gets 'ugly' wins in Classic  Cleveland Daily Banner

COLLEGEDALE — Although they came back home with victories, neither Bradley Central head basketball coach was happy with their team's performance ...



One came from South Memphis, the other starred at MUS, and both want to be a judge  The Commercial Appeal

Yolanda Kight rose from humble South Memphis. David Rudolph starred at a private high school. Both became lawyers. Voters will pick one as judge.



Teachers say pressure to pass undeserving students at root of SCS grade changing issues  The Commercial Appeal

When Michael Pleasants taught economics at Hamilton High School, he once had a student who stopped coming to school in the middle of the year. Despite her ...



Penny Hardaway claims state title, now free to claim Memphis basketball job  The Commercial Appeal

Penny Hardaway led East High to a third straight state title. With that accomplished, he will now accept the Memphis job.



Hopson tightens who can revise student transcripts in response to grade changing in Memphis  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Shelby County Schools has slashed the number of people who have the ability to alter student grades, in one of several responses to a grade-changing scandal ...



UT Vols: Starting lineup in 1998 national championship game; where they are now?  Knoxville News Sentinel

Here's a look at Tennessee's starting lineup from that game in Tempe, Ariz., and what became of those players.



Science of Wine and more!  Memphis Flyer

I'm very glad Jonathan Magallanes didn't make black bean tostadas at the fourth annual Science of Wine, which was held Oct. 12th at Memphis Pink...



Cementing his legacy at Memphis would be a dream realized, a prayer answered for Jeremiah Martin  The Commercial Appeal

Pastor Tony Wade walked the far left aisle inside the sanctuary of Divine Life Church, in search of prayer requests at the end of another 10 a.m. Sunday *service*.



Grade changing at some Memphis schools prompts state order for more audits  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Improper grade-changing at two high schools in Tennessee's largest district has prompted Education Commissioner Candice McQueen to order follow-up audits ...



Summer Block Parties Offer Kids, Families Safe Place to Relax  www.localmemphis.com

Keeping kids away from crime is one of the reasons a Memphis man tapped into his network and passion to coordinate summer block parties.



'F' is for Fraud  Memphis Daily News

Just before the winter break, Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen had a lot of questions for the Shelby County Schools system. She had just ...



How a Memphis lawmaker quietly passed a law that may have kept your school from state takeover  Chalkbeat Colorado

The state's youngest legislator, Rep. Raumesh Akbari shepherded into law a new policy that has had a major impact on schools in Memphis and Nashville.



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.



How 'central office' in Memphis is taking on a new meaning under Sharon Griffin  Chalkbeat Tennessee

A year after becoming the first chief of schools, Griffin is working to make central office more responsive to needs of schools rather than imposing top-down ...



Booker a Mr. Football finalist  Oak Ridge Today

Oak Ridge High School senior Herbert Booker, who plays quarterback and cornerback, is a finalist for the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Award. Booker is one of ...



Tennessee Vols morning report: Graduate transfers arrive, Trey Smith recognition  FanSided

The arrival of two graduate transfers, recognition for Trey Smith, and a former Tennessee Vols player lead our Volunteers news for Wednesday, June 20, 2018.



Kansas Jayhawks KJ and Dedric Lawson are two of Keelon Lawson's four sons poised to take over college basketball  ESPN

Keelon Lawson hasn't coached organized basketball since he left the Memphis Tigers, for whom he was most recently director of player development under ...



Man tried to lure SCS students into his vehicle, police say  FOX13 Memphis

The man accused of trying to lure a young girl into his car after school last week is out of jail. Jeremy Woodard posted bond after facing a judge Monday morning.



Memphis music producer shot, killed in Atlanta  WMC Action News 5

A Memphis music producer was shot and killed in Atlanta on Saturday night.



Investigators address threats made at Houston Middle School  FOX13 Memphis

The student who targeted Houston Middle School with a threatening text message yesterday has been committed to a psychiatric hospital for treatment, ...



Police: Man charged with stalking for trying to lure teens into car  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis police say they've caught the man who's been trying to lure young girls into his car. Jeremy Woodard, 32, was arrested Friday night ...



SCS creates 'Project Graduation' to help students finish school  WMC Action News 5

SCS is working to make sure every child finishes high school. To help, they're adding night classes to help students.



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.



Shelby County teachers are given $100 for classroom supplies. But that's not nearly enough.  Chalkbeat Tennessee

For Crescent Bynum, a culinary arts instructor at Hamilton High School, the $100 she receives from Shelby County Schools at the start of the year buys some ...



Loretto, Greg Tipps fulfill dream with boys basketball state title  The Tennessean

Greg Tipps wins championship in first year at Loretto.



Carver High School Closes Permanently  Memphis Daily News

Shelby County Schools board members voted Thursday, June 9, to close Carver High School effective the school year that ended last month. Meeting in special ...



Memphis man charged with trying to lure a student into his car  WKRN.com

Memphis Police have arrested a man they believe tried to lure young girls into his car multiple times.



New Shelby County mayor, Shelby County commissioners talk education  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.



Tennessee Boys Basketball POY: Dedric Lawson  USA TODAY High School Sports

THE WINNER: Dedric Lawson THE BASICS School: Hamilton (Memphis, Tenn.) Grade: Senior Position: Forward Height: 6-foot-8 Weight: 195 pounds Athletic ...



BTW High, other schools at risk of losing students as residents relocate from housing communities  wreg.com

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Call it an unintended consequence. When residents move from Warren, Tulane and Foote Homes, thousands of school children will go too.



The 1998 national champion Vols: Where are they now?  Saturday Down South

Editor's note: Welcome to Tennessee Week. Our special series — “Undefeated. Unexpected. Unforgettable.” — celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Vols' 1998 ...



Four things to know out of this week's special school board meeting on Memphis grade tampering  Chalkbeat Tennessee

For the first time since a principal's resignation letter rekindled interest in an ongoing review of grading practices, the school board meets to discuss the case ...



Meet the man on a mission to brighten the image of Shelby County Schools  Chalkbeat Colorado

While school leaders have sought to hire a marketing director to improve the district's image, Memphian John Best has jumpstarted the process via ...



Early Results Show Graduation Rate Gains In Shelby County, With Exceptions  Memphis Daily News

From 96.4 percent in Arlington Community Schools to 78.7 percent in Shelby County Schools, the high school graduation rate in five of the public school systems ...



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 ...



Basketball notebook: Tesia Thompson takes over  The Commercial Appeal

Tesia Thompson has been a well-known local commodity for a while now. But the Hamilton High senior took her game around the country over the summer, and ...



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 ...



Carver High Closing Likely Not Last  Memphis Daily News

Over the last 30 years, there have been proposals to close Carver High School. The nearly 60-year-old South Memphis high school survived them all until last ...



State Rep. Raumesh Akbari making impact on Tennessee education policy  Memphis Commercial Appeal

State Rep. Raumesh Akbari sits at ease in principal Monekea Smith's office at Hamilton High School, down the road from Graceland, across the street from ...



Meet Superintendent Dorsey Hopson's new right-hand man in Memphis  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Brian Stockton views coming home after 25 years as a chance to make a difference in his hometown.



UNPREPARED: The battle to ready SCS students for college  Memphis Commercial Appeal

Four hours before the start of his martial arts class, 18-year-old Darrius Isom climbs aboard the worn-out mountain bike he won in a church raffle and heads for ...



SCIAA Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association | 2015 SCIAA Middle School Volleyball Tournament  DigitalSports

SCIAA Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association/ SCIAA Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association. /; /; /. 2015 SCIAA Middle School Volleyball ...



Paris London's son Nicholas, one of city's top freshmen, battling leukemia  Memphis Commercial Appeal

Son of Paris London hopes to beat leukemia, play pro ball.



WREG finds out more about Mud Island murder suspect’s past  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- No one ever really gets over the loss of a loved one taken away in an act of needless violence. That's certainly true for the family of Susan ...



SCS Board Eyes Three Charter School Closings  Memphis Daily News

Shelby County Schools board members voted Tuesday, April 26, to close three Memphis charter schools performing in the bottom 5 percent of all schools ...



Waxahachie basketball, now No. 12 in the nation, playing in National Hoopfest this weekend  Waxahachie Daily Light

LANCASTER — For those who have not yet attended a Waxahachie Runnin' Indian basketball game this year, Saturday is not one to miss. One-week removed ...



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