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Rezoning debate highlights gap in opportunities at two Memphis high schools  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Some say they aren't ready to bet on Melrose High School's upswing in academic achievement as officials consider rezoning 260 students there.



Three Memphis high school basketball games break into brawls on same night  USA TODAY High School Sports

Friday was fight night for Memphis high school basketball. The state's high school athletic association is working with six Memphis high schools involved in three ...



Memphis honors Dr. King’s legacy with day of service  WREG NewsChannel 3

Clean Memphis and Volunteer Memphis have teamed up to provide services opportunities on this Day of *Service*.



City Of Memphis Plans To Revitalize Old Melrose High School Building  www.localmemphis.com

The city of Memphis is looking to breathe new life into the old Melrose High School building.



Strickland reveals old Melrose High building will be shown to developers in October  WMC

New life could be on the horizon for the historic, blighted Melrose High School building in Orange Mound.



Melrose High becomes the latest school targeted by vandals  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Jackie Cole, with the Class of 78, came to Melrose High School Thursday to present scholarships to two graduates of the class of 2018.



Powerhouse Beverly Robertson: Elevating Memphis at Every Turn  StyleBlueprint

With a background as an educator, corporate executive, entrepreneur and nonprofit director, Beverly Robertson has delved into every facet of Memphis' ...



Shuttered for 40 years, old Melrose High School to open for weekend Orange Mound celebration  The Daily Memphian

Melrose High School's homecoming on Friday, Oct.19, drew a sea of maroon and gold to Melrose Stadium in Orange Mound. Tapping into that spirit, community ...



Heritage Room opens at Melrose High School  WMC Action News 5

Melrose High School will be opening its doors Sunday, April 22 at 2:30 p.m. for the unveiling of the Orange Mound Heritage Room.



Orange Mound Showcases The Heritage Room Inside Of Melrose High School  www.localmemphis.com

Orange Mound showed off its new Heritage Room Sunday shedding light on the neighborhood's history and culture.



Amid renewed focus on job training in high school, Memphis students consider their options  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Students at Melrose High School cited health sciences, criminal justice, and business management as their top career fields in an informal survey.



Another School Vandalized: Crews Clean Up Graffiti At Melrose High School  www.localmemphis.com

Shelby County Schools are on high alert after vandals strike another campus. Local 24 captured video of clean-up crews in Orange Mound washing off the ...



City says fate of old Melrose High building lies in hands of residents  wreg.com

Memphis, TN. -- For decades the old Melrose High helped grow young students into adults, but the only things it helped grow over the last four decades are trees ...



Fired coach Teli White loses second appeal after grade-changing accusations  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Shelby County School Board passed a motion to uphold the firing of former Trezevant High School football coach Teli White ...



7 students suspended after fight at Melrose High School  WMC Action News 5

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - One student was taken to the hospital and seven students were suspended after a fight at Melrose High School on Tuesday.



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.



Police: Man pulls out knife, rapes teen walking home from school  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A juvenile was assaulted while she was walking home from school in the area of Deadrick Avenue and Pendleton Street in Orange Mound ...



Security increased near school where student was kidnapped, raped  WMC Action News 5

Police increased patrols in Orange Mound near Melrose High School two days after a student was kidnapped and raped while walking home from class.



Arrest made in case of picture showing gun at Melrose High School  WMC Action News 5

A 17-year-old is in custody for taking a controversial picture at Melrose High School.The picture shows an adult standing in the school's hallway, pointing a gun ...



Memphis native named superintendent of Aspire network's local schools  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Nickalous Manning, who holds a doctorate in education, is a graduate of Memphis' Melrose High School, which sits less than two miles from two of Aspire's ...



Millennium High School admissions priorities changes  Chalkbeat New York

A sought-after Lower Manhattan high school has changed its admissions rules just weeks before applications are due, in an effort that school officials say is ...



New principal already making a mark at Melrose  wreg.com

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Mark Neal is comfortable walking the halls of Melrose High School and getting close to the students. The Tipton County native said the ...



Historic Orange Mound, one of Memphis' 'heartbeats,' reacts to Arkansas bus crash  The Commercial Appeal

City leaders and Orange Mound residents expressed shock and sadness to news that a bus carrying a youth football team from the historic neighborhood ...



Former Melrose High band director charged with rape  wreg.com

He told the arresting officer he fled Tennessee to avoid a criminal investigation.



Orange Mound preps for redevelopment  WMC

The city of Memphis hosted a 'Re-imagining Orange Mound' block party Saturday.



Melrose Principal On Leave After Audit  wreg.com

(Memphis) The findings of an audit at Melrose High School have led to the principal being placed on administrative leave. The findings of the audit have been ...



Illinois officials want to offer student data to help universities recruit high schoolers  Chalkbeat New York

Illinois education officials may propose creating more scholarships or making more student data available to public universities, in an effort to stanch the flow of ...



Stanford-bound senior from Memphis Melrose talks about his public education and how students can defy the odds  Chalkbeat Colorado

Beset by poverty while pursuing their education in a low-performing school system, only 1 percent of students at Memphis Melrose High School are considered ...



As a Memphis school board member, Dorse-Coleman wants to use her grass-roots skills, and be 'approachable'  Chalkbeat Tennessee

When Joyce Dorse-Coleman learned that Shelby County Schools planned in 2017 to close Dunbar Elementary, the school that her seven children attended and ...



Cash-strapped teachers turn to Facebook, online sites to equip their classrooms  Chalkbeat Colorado

When teacher Shemena Shivers walked into her Melrose High School science lab for the first time, she couldn't contain her excitement at the closet full of ...



Memphis eighth-grade QB Tevin Carter has offers from Tennessee Vols, South Carolina, Tigers  The Commercial Appeal

Tevin Carter, an eighth-grade QB at a Memphis school that just started varsity football, has offers from Tennessee, South Carolina and Memphis.



Enrollment is up in Tennessee's largest school district for second straight year  Chalkbeat Tennessee

About 111600 students are enrolled in Shelby County Schools, up about 2 percent from last year and higher than projected enrollment, according to district ...



As Memphis parents struggle to find information about schools, one parent group is calling for a simpler enrollment system  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Memphis parent Leisa Crawford didn't have time to look through dozens of websites and zig-zag hundreds of miles around town to find a school for her child.



New Oakshire principal has faced charges before  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A school administrator with prior charges in his background has been hired as the principal of Oakshire Elementary, Shelby County Schools ...



Love or hate the specialized high school test, New York City students take the exam this weekend  Chalkbeat New York

The Specialized High Schools Admissions Test has been both lauded as a fair measure for who gets accepted to the city's most coveted high schools — and ...



As Griffin battles low enrollment in Tennessee's state district, she looks to a school with a waitlist  Chalkbeat Tennessee

The Achievement School District is looking to Westwood Elementary to help her find answers to one of the state district's longtime issues: lack of students.



19-year-old charged in deadly shooting near Melrose High  WMC Action News 5

A 17-year-old was killed and two others, ages 15 and 18, were injured in a shooting that happened west of Melrose High School on Friday afternoon.



A new report highlights Indiana foster children's struggles in school. But is the problem even worse?  Chalkbeat Indiana

A new national report shows young adults transitioning out of foster care are falling behind in graduating from high school, pursuing college, and finding jobs.



The Southern Heritage Classic Parade celebrates Orange Mound, HBCUs and African-American resiliency  The Commercial Appeal

Each year, the Southern Heritage Classic Parade winds through Orange Mound - and lets onlookers revel in its connections to black institutions.



Two charter schools led by former Mayor Willie Herenton will close  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Du Bois High School of Arts and Technology was already in danger of losing its charter because of poor academic performance.



Memphis school segregation worse than 50 years ago  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Schools in Memphis have become increasingly segregated over the last 50 years, according to a Chalkbeat analysis. A little more than half of Memphis schools ...



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.



No more back-door admissions to Detroit's most selective high schools after all students take screening exam  Chalkbeat New York

Dramatic changes to the way Detroit's main district decides who can get into its most selective schools meant more students were accepted from district middle ...



Orange Mound has struggled since 1968, but residents see heritage as key to its revival  The Commercial Appeal

MLK Jr. was fond of Orange Mound, the first residential area in the South settled by African-Americans. Today it sees that heritage as key to its renaissance.



Memphis to issue RFPs for dozens of city-owned acres eligible for incentives  Memphis Business Journal

The City of Memphis has big plans for dozens of city-owned acres that fall within Memphis Opportunity Zones.



Arrest Made In Viral Gun Photo Taken Inside School  Local Memphis

Memphis police say they've made an arrest after a picture of a man with a gun inside a school went viral.



In most U.S. cities, neighborhoods have grown more integrated. Their schools haven't.  Chalkbeat Colorado

A new analysis finds that, between 1990 and 2015, 72 percent of U.S. cities saw their neighborhoods grow less racially segregated. Sixty-two percent saw their ...



Memphis soldier who died during training exercise laid to rest  WREG NewsChannel 3

A 25-year-old Memphis soldier who was found dead in the woods last week after disappearing during an Army training exercise in Florida was laid to rest ...



East High opens Monday as a revamped T-STEM school. But confusion lingers on who gets to attend  Chalkbeat New York

Parents and community members are still trying to figure out who gets to attend East High School.



'Smooth sailing' or 'left behind': The student voices in a charged debate over NYC's high school admissions  Chalkbeat New York

At the same time Monday night that Manhattan parents were protesting proposed changes to how a few New York City high schools choose their students, ...



Former Tiger John Gunn's star shines 40 years later  The Commercial Appeal

40 years ago Wednesday, a rare disease cut short the life and career of a promising Memphis Tiger.



How a diverse Indianapolis Montessori school quadrupled its applications in two years  Chalkbeat Indiana

When Sara Martin and her husband looked at elementary schools for their son three years ago, they were hoping for a spot at one of Indianapolis Public ...



It’s High Time Larry Finch was Immortalized in Bronze.  Memphis Flyer

The year 2017 will forever be a significant year in Memphis history for a pair of statues that came down. Let's make 2018 (or at...



Larry Finch Statue to Grace U of M Campus  Memphis Flyer

Larry Finch is getting the bronze treatment. The pride of Orange Mound, Melrose High School, the University of Memphis, and the entire Mid-South region will...



SCIAA Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association | 2018 Middle School Volleyball Championship  DigitalSports

SCIAA Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association/ SCIAA Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association. /; /; /. 2018 Middle School Volleyball ...



In New York, a new focus on housing could also spur more diversity in schools  Chalkbeat New York

On a recent morning in Brooklyn, principals, parents, and education leaders from across the state gathered to drill into the root causes of school segregation and ...



Specialized high school admissions bill is on hold until next year, Heastie says  Chalkbeat New York

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said he would take up the issue next session, likely stymying any chance that the bill will come before the Assembly this year for ...



Mayor Bill de Blasio's specialized high school proposal clears one (small) hurdle  Chalkbeat New York

A bill to overhaul admissions at New York City's premier high schools passed the Assembly education committee — but debate over the controversial plan has ...



State approved TDZ request from City of Memphis for Mid-South Fairgrounds redevelopment  Memphis Business Journal

More than a decade after starting down the road of improving the Mid-South Fairgrounds, the City of Memphis got a crucial green light from the state.



When students miss school, they fall behind. Here's how one group is curbing absenteeism.  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Agape, a Memphis nonprofit, works with students at Whitney Achievement Elementary and 15 other schools to help students with attendance and behavior.



Former Melrose, Louisville star shot at basketball court  WMC Action News 5

The shooting happened after several players got into a fight around 11 p.m. at the public court located just behind the Memphis Police Department's Mt. Moriah ...



Carranza didn't expect 'screening' comments to create such an uproar  Chalkbeat New York

A week after New York City's new schools chief criticized competitive admissions at some city schools, he said he did not realize his comments would cause ...



Special report: In Tennessee, a gun or threat is reported at school every 3 days  The Tennessean

From 2001 to 2017, TBI data shows almost 1700 Tennessee law enforcement reports involving guns or threats of guns at schools or colleges — nearly once ...



With common enrollment, a thousand more kids applied to IPS magnet schools  Chalkbeat Indiana

A new application system that allowed Indianapolis families to apply to many schools through a single website dramatically increased the number of students ...



The CLTV finds home in Orange Mound  The Daily Memphian

Myesha Rayford (center) and artist Lawrence Matthews work on a mural during an afterschool program on Dec. 18, 2018, for Melrose High School students at ...



Missing Memphis Soldier Found Dead At Florida Military Training Camp  www.localmemphis.com

Family of Army Reserve Specialist Cayln McLemore told Local 24 their loved one's body was found following an extensive search effort Friday.



De Blasio's specialized school proposal spurs outrage in Asian communities  Chalkbeat Colorado

Mayor Bill de Blasio's efforts to enroll more black and Hispanic students at the city's elite specialized high schools has fueled backlash from those who argue the ...



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 ...



Early school choice deadlines mean affluent parents often get first shot at coveted schools, new study shows  Chalkbeat New York

A new study finds that early registration deadlines for Boston's school choice program tended to trip up black, Hispanic, and low-income families.



Haven't heard of participatory budgeting? Voters approved it on Tuesday — and here's how it can bring millions to New York City schools.  Chalkbeat New York

When a city councilman told Laura Espinoza she could win thousands of dollars for her local schools through a process called participatory budgeting, the ...



Memphis Sports Hall of Fame Will Be One-of-a-Kind  Memphis Daily News

To get an idea of what the future Memphis Sports Hall of Fame might look like, you can travel Interstate 40, stop in at Bridgestone Arena on Broadway in ...



Another integration plan for Upper West Side middle schools is met with some support, but also familiar concerns  Chalkbeat New York

The education department on Tuesday presented yet another proposal for integrating Upper West Side and Harlem middle schools, drawing both support and ...



'Why are we screening children? I don't get that': Chancellor Carranza offers harsh critique of NYC school admissions  Chalkbeat Colorado

New York City's schools chief expressed a fundamental critique of the school system on Wednesday, arguing that sorting students by ability is “antithetical” to ...



High school band plays on after instruments stolen  WMC Action News 5

A local high school band is trying to make-do after a crook stole nearly a dozen instruments last summer. While still short a few instruments, the show goes on, ...



Should 'Newark Enrolls' be scrapped? A guide to the debate over Newark's controversial enrollment system  Chalkbeat Indiana

Now that Newark's school board has appointed a new school superintendent, both face a fundamental question that has long roiled the district: How should its ...



Do selective admissions actually help middle schools choose the best students? This Manhattan dad says no.  Chalkbeat New York

Eric Goldberg wants to change the debate around whether public schools should be allowed to select their students based on test scores, report card grades, ...



Memphian uses children's book to inspire kids  WMC Action News 5

A recent Forbes Magazine article ranks Memphis as America's 4th most dangerous city.



September Brings Cool Outdoor Music Galore  Memphis Flyer

On good nights, the cool air of autumn is already whistling in. And other tones are floating in the air as well, with the fall outdoor concert season, already ...



Memphis will mothball the Mid-South Coliseum under new Fairgrounds plan  The Commercial Appeal

The city of Memphis will mothball the shuttered Mid-South Coliseum as it launches a $160 million redevelopment of the old surrounding Fairgrounds, officials ...



Gov. Bill Haslam convened a 'power meeting' between Tennessee's charter school and district leaders. Here's why.  Chalkbeat Tennessee

There isn't a charter school within 100 miles of Rep. John Forgety's district, but the East Tennessee lawmaker has become the mediator in a lingering dispute ...



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...



Placing limits on their integration push, Carranza and de Blasio say busing is off the table  Chalkbeat New York

Chancellor Richard Carranza and Mayor Bill de Blasio rejected the idea Wednesday that New York City might employ busing to integrate schools, closing the ...



It's now easier for siblings to attend the same NYC school. Here's how that could affect transfers, gifted programs and diversity.  Chalkbeat New York

The education department has quietly expanded an admissions preference to siblings of some older students, continuing a push to make it easier for families to ...



MID-SOUTH HEROES: Mentor, volunteer inspires Orange Mound youth  WMC Action News 5

It starts with one person, one volunteer, and one woman turning her love language --food-- into a recipe for change.



Get $1 per old tire as City of Memphis brings back tire redemption program  The Commercial Appeal

The City of Memphis brings back a Tire Redemption Program to counter illegal dumping of tires in the city.



Whitehaven's Matthew Murrell impresses Penny Hardaway, becomes Memphis area's top 2020 recruit  The Commercial Appeal

Matthew Murrell had an impressive first week during college basketball's July evaluation period and cemented his spot as the area's top rising junior.



Few black and Hispanic students receive admissions offers to New York City's top high schools — again  Chalkbeat New York

Four years and an entire chancellorship after Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to diversify New York City's most elite high schools, the schools remain as ...



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.



These 11-year-old Brooklyn students are asking New York City to do something about segregated schools  Chalkbeat New York

While they learned about the history of segregation, a group of Brooklyn 11-year-olds took a good look around their classrooms and realized their schools ...



What four faces would be on a Memphis sports Mount Rushmore?  The Commercial Appeal

Picking a Mount Rushmore for Memphis sports is a thankless task, if only because there are far more than four people who have left an indelible mark on the ...



Abandoned school buildings become an eyesore in some communities  wreg.com

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- "Bring it down, it can't be fixed, stone by stone, brick by brick," was the chant of some senior citizens Tuesday morning in Orange Mound.



Tennessee cuts ribbon on its first charter school under State Board of Education  Chalkbeat Tennessee

The opening of Green Dot's Bluff City High School marks a major shift in how the charter sector can grow in the state.



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.



Here are the 50 New York City schools with kindergarten waitlists in 2018  Chalkbeat New York

In a sign of just how volatile admissions can be, just 23 of the schools also had waitlists last year.



Nonprofit continues to strive despite tough year  WMC Action News 5

Despite a challenging year, RedZone Ministries is pushing forward in hopes of changing the lives of young people in the Orange Mound community.



Race, not just poverty, shapes who graduates in America — and other education lessons from a big new study  Chalkbeat Colorado

Black students are much less likely to graduate from high school and attend college than white students with the same family income.



Memphis basketball vs UT Vols game is also about recruiting Whitehaven's Matthew Murrell  The Commercial Appeal

Whitehaven guard Matthew Murrell holds offers from Tennessee and Memphis basketball. He will attend the game between the Tigers and Vols Saturday.



City, County, EDGE prep for 2019's potential economic development bonanza  Memphis Business Journal

32 census tracts represent a vast opportunity for the City of Memphis, Shelby County, and its combined economic development efforts.



Memphis BBQ legend dies at 55  WMC Action News 5

A big name in Memphis barbecue died Sunday night at his home.



'Disgusted' SCS Vows to Change Culture  Memphis Daily News

An independent investigation that confirmed grade-changing allegations at Trezevant High School in a “systemic pattern” points to a “culture” of improprieties in ...



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