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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.

International Educator's Hall of Fame Holds Induction

Tribune Staff Report. NASHVILLE, TN — Twenty-two role models across the U.S. and one in Nigeria will be inducted into the 2019 Youth-on-the-Move ...

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.

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 ...

Former Hamilton High School Principal Demoted

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

These Memphis schools now risk a state takeover  Chalkbeat Tennessee

A look at the state's new criteria for when to step in to improve schools provides some clues about which ones are under consideration.

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.

Memphis principal gets new assignment after probe into harassment and grade-changing at Kingsbury High ends  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Terry Ross, who had served as principal at Kingsbury High School since 2014, was suspended with pay a year ago pending completion of the investigation.

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 ...

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.

Local Cool Kid: Nicholas London

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.

Hamilton High School grad killed hours after receiving her diploma

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

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.

Hamilton High School to lose undefeated season due to ineligible player

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 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.

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.

After 40-year journey, Memphis 59-year-old receives three college degrees  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 59-year-old Memphis woman received three degrees at LeMoyne-Owen College's commencement ceremony Saturday. The 160 degrees ...

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.

As Tennessee's turnaround district enters its eighth school year, scores remain stubbornly low  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Only 3.4% of high schoolers in the Achievement School District met the state's proficiency standards on this year's math and English exams, while 12.6% of ...

In the Kitchen: Meet the man who fries up 'sweet spicy love' at Uncle Lou's Fried Chicken  The Commercial Appeal

Deep Fried Sweet Spicy Love. With a name like that, you know the chicken has to be good. Lou Martin, the “Uncle Lou” behind Uncle Lou's Fried Chicken, grew ...

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 ...

Sharon Griffin to leave Achievement School District for Nashville public schools  The Commercial Appeal

Achievement School District Chief Sharon Griffin submitted her two-week resignation letter on Friday, according to Amity Schuyler, a deputy commissioner who ...

83-year-old honored on Mother’s Day by local organization

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( - Touch By An Angel Ministries presented its annual Mother's Day Giveway Sunday.

Peabody's Ja'Darius Harris, Greenfield's Chloe Moore-McNeil earn Mr. and Miss Basketball honors  Jackson Sun

The TSSAA announced the Mr. and Miss Basketball winners on Monday night at MTSU's Murphy Center.

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.

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.

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 ...

Nonprofit ceases operation at Magnolia Community Center, moves programs to new location  WMC

With Magnolia Elementary closing and students moving to the new Alcy Elementary, Memphis Athletic Ministries management says changes need to be made.

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 ...

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.

West Tennessee high school football scores, Week 11  The Commercial Appeal

See when your West Tennessee high school football team is playing in Week 11.

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' ...

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.

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 ...

The Path of Andrew Michael’s Josh Hunt  Memphis Flyer

Food was always a big thing in the Hunt household. Growing up in upstate New York, Josh Hunt, sous chef for Andrew Michael, spent summers...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

'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 ...

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

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 ...

Tennessee high school football scores, Week 10  The Tennessean

See when your Middle Tennessee high school football team is playing in Week 10.

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.

Tennessee High School Football scoreboard, Week 7  The Tennessean

Find out which Middle Tennessee high school football teams won in Week 7.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Meet Keeley Carter, the best Class AA girls player who wasn't a Miss Basketball finalist  The Tennessean

Macon County junior Keeley Carter wasn't a finalist for Class AA Miss Basketball. She had 28 points in a win over Covington on Wednesday.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Parents Upset After Man Accused Of Stalking Teens Gets Out Of Jail On Bond

An accused serial stalker of teenage girls near a Shelby County School is out on bond after appearing in court Monday morning. 32-year-old Jeremy Woodard ...

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 ...

Shots fired at off-duty deputy after basketball game

Police said Jonquil McQuerter was playing ball with Off-Duty Sheriff's Deputy Darius Jones on a court behind Hamilton High School.

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...

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.

TSSAA football playoffs first round scores  Knoxville News Sentinel

The Tennessee high school football playoffs first-round matchups will be played Friday night.

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.

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 ...

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*.

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

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Sharon Griffin - Recognized for Leadership in School Turnaround  Education Week

Education Week introduces a way to recognize forward-thinking education leaders and share their ideas.

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

The Investigators: Fighting the Mob Mentality  WMC Action News 5

Chief Investigator Andy Wise digs into the root causes of the student mob violence -- and explores the resources that can help troubled teens and their families.

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

Greg Tipps wins championship in first year at Loretto.

Sign of Community  Memphis Daily News

Montavious Dean, a 16-year-old from Hamilton High School, and Sequoia Campbell, an 18-year-old from Grad Academy, are among 10 South Memphis ...

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 ...

Community proposes plan to save Carver High School, one of the few low-performing schools Shelby County hasn't overhauled  Chalkbeat Colorado

If the third time's the charm for efforts to close George Washington Carver High School, it won't be because the community gave up on the long-struggling school.

Teach for America to reduce its classroom placements in Memphis  Chalkbeat Colorado

Teach for America is expected to reduce its incoming teaching force in Memphis by about 40 percent this fall.

Police documents show dangerous criminal history of Harbor Town murder suspect  FOX13 Memphis

The man charged with the murder of a Harbor Town woman has a very dangerous and criminal past, according to police documents.

Summer Block Parties Offer Kids, Families Safe Place to Relax

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

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.

Crash claims the life of 18-year-old

Both drivers were arrested after police discovered neither of them had a valid license or insurance.

High School Research Teachers Conference  Science News for Students

On September 27-29, 2019, the Society for Science & the Public (the Society) will welcome 200 science research teachers at all levels of experience to gather in ...

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.

Alternative program gives troubled youth a second chance

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

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