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LeMoyne-Owen College nets $1.7 million grant

LeMoyne-Owen College nets $1.7 million grant

The LeMoyne-Owen College has won a five-year $1.7 million National Science Foundation grant for its new Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) implementation project. The funded project is the College's "Moving Forward – Steps to Graduate School" program.

Congressman Steve Cohen visited the LOC campus on Friday to help the college announce this major achievement.

"I'm glad that we have made this important investment in our students at LeMoyne-Owen College," said Cohen. "This effort to build on the school's already-proven projects will go a long way towards preparing undergraduates for successful careers in good-paying fields."

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Star treatment greets Hanley students

Star treatment greets Hanley students

Aspire Public Schools opened its first school outside of California on Monday (Aug. 5) and for the students at Hanley Elementary School that meant star treatment.

Students filed into Hanley on a red carpet, passing under a balloon-adorned archway. Each registered student received a free uniform shirt.

"This is our inaugural school year in Memphis," said James Willcox, Aspire's chief executive officer. "Our team has been planning for this day for over a year and is excited about bringing our educational model to the students here in Memphis."

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Supt. Hopson marks historic start of 2013-14

Supt. Hopson marks historic start of 2013-14

At the end of the first day of school Monday (Aug. 5) in the new Shelby County Schools system, new Supt. Dorsey E. Hopson II Esq. reached out to parents and the community with a special letter.

Here's what he conveyed:

"The first day of our school year is undoubtedly a historic day for our 145,000 Shelby County Schools students and for all of Shelby County. Words cannot express how thankful I am for everyone who has worked so hard over the past several years to ensure we were prepared for this moment.

"As you are well aware, the past several months have been particularly demanding as we have transitioned to a unified school district. Though we have all faced a number of challenges, our students continue to impress me. Despite the merger-related distractions that are ever-present across our community, our students have received numerous national awards, made impressive academic gains, received prestigious scholarships and competed at the highest levels in sports and other extra curricular activities. The families of our students deserve much credit for keeping our students focused, as do our teachers and principals for their continued dedication.

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Student iTeen Report: Back to school thoughts & advice

Student iTeen Report:  Back to school  thoughts & advice

The time has come for waking up early and staying up late with homework. That’s right, school. As of Monday morning, students all over the Mid-South are back in classrooms with their pencils sharpene

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  • Written by Deidra Shores, Special to The New Tri-State Defender
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Services set for Corey Maclin

Services set for  Corey Maclin

 

Services for former wrestling promoter and sportscaster Corey Maclin will beging today, Aug. 5, with visitation from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Oak Springs Baptist Church at 10250 Godwin Rd. in Arlin

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  • Written by Roz Edward, National Content Director
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