Afternoon dismissal at Ford Road Elementary School, located in Westwood Westwood, is remarkably quiet and orderly.
"I'm a detail-oriented, step-by-step person, and with that I like to think of all possible scenarios and put systems and operations in place to eliminate any potential problems," said principal Antonio Burt, who's now in his second year leading the school.
Before Burt took the helm in 2012, Ford Road Elementary was plagued by academic issues that had caused the school to fall into the bottom five percent of all elementary schools in the state of Tennessee, becoming one of 69 underperforming schools.
CHEF TIMOTHY Amid back-to-school excitement and the day-to-day rush don't overlook the importance of having a nutritious breakfast. A healthy breakfast provides great benefits for children in their early childhood development. This should be their biggest meal of the day, helping to keep their young minds sharp and alert.
The United Negro College Fund slogan – embedded in the national consciousness over four decades ago – declares that, "The mind is a terrible thing to waste." Well, an undernourished mind leads to a hungry and uncontrollable child.
A healthy breakfast recipe to blend into a child's morning features a simple waffle with some fruit on top and a glass of cold almond milk.
Greenville, Tennessee police officer Herbert Eugene Miller, 44 (pictured above), faces child pornography charges after investigators discovered that he used the computer in his patrol car to loo
The mother of a young, black man fatally shot while handcuffed in the back seat of a police cruiser has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against two Jonesboro, Ark. police officers, their chief, and the city.
Attorneys for Teresa Carter filed the action one year after officers Ronald Marsh and Keith Baggett claimed while they were not looking, Chavis Carter shot himself with his hands cuffed behind his back.
Police Chief Michael Yates stands by claims that Carter committed suicide.
A new election has been ordered in the School Board District 4 race, upholding a challenge to the Aug. 2, 2012 contest by longtime School board Commissioner Dr. Kenneth T. Whalum Jr.
Kevin Woods was declared the winner in the race by virtue of a 106-vote margin of victory. Whalum challenged the results. Whalum based his challenge on the assertion that the Election Commission erroneously assigned voters who lived in District 4 to other district races and also assigned voters to District 4 who did not live in the district.
Chancellor Kenny Armstrong ruled that no fraud had been committed, but said fraud was not a necessary element to invalidate the election.
Tina L. Birchett – CEO and publisher of Birchett & Associates, comprised of the Sisterhood Outreach Summit & Showcase and GRACE® Magazine – has passed away.
News of Birchett's passing was a stunner. "What...Say it ain't so...," Carla Stotts Hills posted on Facebook soon after getting the word.
Many others shared the sentiment.
"Praying for Tina Birchett's family," Deidre Malone of the Carter-Malone Group, wrote in her post. "We were in Leadership Memphis together. She was an astute businesswoman and she will be missed."
The year was 1953 and two Memphis teachers – Josephine Bridges and Dr. Sarah Chandler – were in their twenties when they founded a group called Just Us Girls.
Now the women's organization is known as Justice, Unity, Generosity, Service International - J.U.G.S. And this year, Memphis was the host site for "A Diamond Celebration" – the group's 60th anniversary.
"We renamed it Justice, Unity, Generosity, Service after we started having charity balls and needed a more serious name," said the 81-year-old Bridges, who conceived the plan to improve the lives of children using a small group of committed women.