The decision that South Side Middle School has been matched with KIPP Memphis Collegiate was presented to the faculty and staff on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 as a finalized and an irreversible decision. Although the staff and faculty is not surprised that the Achievement School District is at our doorsteps, we once again believe that we are targeted without strong evidence to support the matching that has been made.
With the good there often remains the specter of the bad and such is the case with the latest Shelby County figures on infant mortality.
For the first time in more than 100 years, the infant mortality (death) rate for Shelby County dropped to its lowest point on record, 9.2 deaths per 1,000 live births, according to the Shelby County Health Department.
Shelby County Health Department Director Yvonne Madlock says getting useful information to the public, physicians and other health care workers is essential when it comes to preparedness for the growing threat of the Ebola virus.
That objective drove a media briefing that Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell Jr. convened at the county’s Vasco Smith Administration building on Tuesday.
NASHVILLE – Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday outlined a process for a public review of the state’s K-12 academic standards in English and math.
Academic standards are typically reviewed in Tennessee every six years. But with discussion in Tennessee and across the country about Common Core state standards, Haslam says he believes it’s time to take a fresh look.
Tammy Brooks Carpenter, age 41, of Memphis, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on the charge of embezzling monetary payments from customers who had been issued motor vehicle citations by the City of Memphis.
Edward L. Stanton III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the indictment, which came down on Tuesday.
FRANKLIN, Tenn.— Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says he sees little reason to make explicit declarations about his positions on issues in order to claim a mandate in a second term.
Haslam faces political unknown Democratic nominee Charlie Brown, who has reported no fundraising activity since joining the race. Given the expected wide margin of victory, observers have questioned why the governor has decided to run a feel-good ad narrated by children instead of seeking political insulation for controversial issues like his support of Common Core education standards, a modified plan for Medicaid expansion and an overhaul of Tennessee's gas tax.
Hundreds of high school students made valuable contacts for their future education during The River City (TN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated annual HBCU College Fair at First Baptist Church-Broad last Saturday (Oct. 18).
Twenty Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) set up booths and provided information on enrollment, scholarships, campus life, financial aid and more.