Jamie Greene, an instructional coach from Hamblen County, Tennessee listened intently as school leaders from Memphis City Schools, part of a panel of educators state-wide, explained the district's rationale for including student input as part of its teacher evaluation process.
The explanation boiled down to this:
The Memphis Urban League Young Professionals (MULYP) has selected finalists for its 3rd annual Agents of Change Awards.
A black tie affair, the Agents of Change Awards will honor young minority professionals making positive changes in the Memphis community. Winners will be named at the event, which will be held Saturday (Dec. 1) at BRIDGES (477 N. Fifth Street) at 7 p.m.
Already bonded by the word "teacher," Pierre Jackson, Danielle Ringold and Edna Williams embraced another linking word – ambassadors – this week.
On Monday (Nov. 26), the Tennessee Department of Education named fifteen of the best teachers across the state to serve in the 2012-14 Reward School Ambassador Program (RSAP). On the list were three Memphis City Schools teachers: Jackson of Middle College High School; Ringold of Kingsbury Middle School; and Williams of Vollentine Elementary School.
In Memphis to film the finale of his reality TV show, "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle," and lending his support to the Olympic Cares Toy Drive, T.I. opened up during a press conference at Southland Mall on Tuesday (Nov. 20).
Kelvin Cowans: Welcome to Memphis T.I., and thanks for coming!
T.I.: Right on!
A tangible sense of family gripped The New Tri-State Defender's 4th Annual Men of Excellence Reception and Awards Dinner at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn last Saturday (Nov. 17.)
That sensation was made all the more real by the evening's keynote speaker, Dr. Willie W. Herenton, the first African American elected mayor of Memphis and the city's longest-serving mayor. He did not disappoint, delivering an address that added context to a dynamic event recognizing and honoring area African-American men for their contributions and achievements.
University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones will meet Tuesday (Nov. 27) with Mary Woods and her son, Jamal Woods, regarding on-campus incidents of harassment made uglier by racial underpinnings.
The Rev. Dwight Montgomery, Memphis SCLC president, confirmed the meeting Tuesday (Nov. 20) after he and the Rev. L. LaSimba Gray, Rainbow PUSH Memphis president, held a press conference calling for the university to meet with the Woods family, SCLC Memphis and Rainbow PUSH.