Greater Metro

First day signals a new day at Dunbar Elementary

When the future of your school has been resurrected from the grave list of schools targeted for closure, the first day of the new school year warrants the kind of red-carpet treatment students and parents received at Dunbar Elementary School ...

C3 summit yields land bank plans, more

Coalition of Concerned Citizens (C3) member Lorrie Pafford Garcia capped off a dual event for the group on Saturday (August 5 ) by announcing that a study is underway to create a land bank aimed at giving more people an ...

Memphis students are back in school. Here are seven things to know about the upcoming year.

Students likely saw some new faces as they returned to Memphis schools this week. But their families should be aware that many other changes are at play across Shelby County Schools, Tennessee’s largest district.

Memphis school leaders want to know if ‘million-dollar scholar’ campaigns are hurting more than helping

Two elected school leaders in Memphis promised Monday to look into a former high school student’s complaint of being pressured to apply to 100 colleges in the quest for millions of dollars in scholarships.

Memphis school board picks a lawyer to help them scrutinize their superintendent’s contract

Shelby County Schools board members who have questions about Superintendent Dorsey Hopson’s contract are bringing in a top Memphis attorney to help them get answers.

Vickie Terry now on board as NAACP Memphis Branch executive director

After a five-month search, the NAACP Memphis Branch has hired Vickie Terry as its new executive director.

CCC to showcase its scope with book fair and Social Justice Media Summit

A three-pronged event designed to spur community involvement on several fronts and spearheaded by the Coalition of Concerned Citizens (CCC) will unfold on Saturday.

Dancer takes top Memphis Youth Got Talent prize

Krystiyan Taylor, a 10th grader from Ridgeway High School, danced her way to the $1,000 grand prize during the finale for the inaugural Youth Got Talent competition held at the Cannon Center last week (July 27).

Inspired teacher crafts new African American history curriculum

When Kirby High School opens Monday (August 7) for the 2017-18 school year, a new African American history curriculum inspired by the Memphis Heritage Trail will be in place to give students a better sense of their standing in the ...

Civil Rights Museum to host dialog on race, privilege, prejudice & bias

The idea that race continues to be as pervasive an issue today as it was in the 17th century when Africans were brought to America is troubling to most, but often in different ways.

Why Shelby County Schools has $84 million sitting in a savings account

The stockpiled cash has raised eyebrows in a district serving a large number of impoverished students — as its leaders complain of being woefully underfunded by the state.

Plaque honoring Aretha Franklin to be placed at former home

The mayor of Memphis, Tennessee, is scheduled to dedicate a plaque honoring soul singer Aretha Franklin at her childhood home.

How one group is defying conventional wisdom on parental involvement in Memphis schools

Adorning one hall of the North Memphis headquarters of Memphis Lift, photos chronicle the parent advocacy group’s meteoric rise from obscurity to influence on the city’s education landscape over the course of two years.

Banner day for SCLC

Rapper/activist David Banner guided a thought-provoking discussion on the final evening of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s 59th Convention at the Peabody Hotel.

Cathay Williams - the woman who was a Buffalo Soldier

Eleven facts paint a picture of the only known member of the famed Buffalo Soldiers.