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Kingsbury High School
August 2, 2019
Memphis principal gets new assignment after probe into harassment and grade-changing at Kingsbury High ends
Terry Ross, who had served as principal at Kingsbury High School since 2014, was suspended with pay a year ago pending completion of the investigation.
January 14, 2019
Seven months after a Kingsbury High teacher came forward with allegations against the principal, the investigation is still ongoing
Last spring, several teachers and a school counselor said Principal Terry Ross pressured them to promote students who had not earned a passing grade.
August 15, 2018
At least five educators accused Memphis principal of pressuring to pass students
Teachers reported principal pressure to give seniors last-minute makeup work to ensure they graduate — even if they ignored previous makeup work or missed weeks of school
July 20, 2018
Kingsbury High added to list of Memphis schools under investigation for grade changing
Adding Kingsbury High School to seven others in Shelby County Schools will further delay the report initially expected to be released in mid-June.
June 26, 2018
Kingsbury High teacher accuses Memphis principal of improper grade changing
A Kingsbury High School math teacher has taken her allegations over improper grade changing public. Alesia Harris said the principal directed that 17 students’ exam…
October 12, 2017
New program aims to make advocates out of Memphis high schoolers
Ten schools in Shelby County are participating in the program, which tries to get students involved in education policy issues.
April 6, 2017
‘Nobody wins’ when immigrants are blocked from college, says Memphis author
Daniel Connolly, who has reported extensively on immigration issues, talks about opportunities for America's immigrant students.
February 28, 2017
Hundreds of students walked out of a Memphis high school on Tuesday. Three students explain why.
About 200 students at Kingsbury High stage a peaceful walkout to call attention to the experiences and fears of the school’s immigrant and minority populations.
February 16, 2017
Why some Tennessee students skipped school for ‘A Day Without Immigrants’
The boycott was felt in numerous schools in Memphis and Nashville, which have growing populations of immigrant students.
the day after
November 9, 2016
What we saw and heard in Tennessee schools on the day after Election Day
Educators try to offer a safe space for students to process the stunning Election Day results that will send Donald Trump to the White House.
January 18, 2016
‘Keeper of the Dream’ recipient on why teen students should volunteer
A senior at Kingsbury High School, Marlena Mireles is one of three Memphis-area students to receive the 2015 award recognizing youth who are making a difference.
August 14, 2014
Memphis Teacher Residency program expands, gets statewide recognition
It’s just past 8 a.m. in the basement of Union Avenue Baptist Church in the middle of the summer. A room full of 67 young…
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