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Some parents headed to the library to keep children engaged. ‘It felt good to just come out and see different people,’ said one mother.
Administrator says there are likely thousands more beyond the district’s current count
Instead of addressing flood-prone schools, the money appears to go into Tennessee’s rainy day fund
2021 Teacher of the Year finalist Adrian Hampton reflects on how he teaches after losing a student to gun violence and facing grieving students and an eerily empty desk.
During the last week of Women’s History Month and year-round, educators and parents can celebrate authors, stories, and heroines that illuminate the richness of Tennessee culture.
Public health officials urge parents to get their children up-to-date with shots
A school year already burdened by a pandemic adds another daunting disruption: rebuilding after the storm. And with the number of tornadoes increasing in parts of the country, it’s a disruption that educators are facing more frequently.
In the aftermath of a tragedy, the politics of mourning can be complicated for Black children as their grief traditions clash with a litany of rules.
With the support of relatives and community members, students gathered at the scene of a recent shooting to organize against the violence strangling their neighborhood and schools.
The one-year rule for student athletes has kept a lot of students in foster care from being able to play sports.
As a special education teaching assistant, I know that everything children experience in their communities follows them through the schoolhouse doors.
A bill aimed at empowering Tennessee teachers to remove chronically disruptive students from their classrooms cleared the legislature Thursday over objections that such exclusionary disciplinary practices ignore deeper problems.
Tension between the legislature and Commissioner Penny Schwinn could hurt her efforts to provide long-neglected social-emotional support to students at a time when it’s needed the most.
Mrs. Trump spoke this week with Gov. Bill Lee about Tennessee’s efforts to address the mental and physical health needs of children and families. Lee’s administration also named members of its COVID-19 Child Wellbeing Task Force.
“Most of our students struggle to read very simple words,” Woodstock Middle School teacher Loren Smith said. “If I were a millionaire, I’d provide a library, a preschool/daycare center, and a community center.
Jamilyn Cole’s own experiences as a young student with disabilities put her on a long, winding path to becoming a special education teacher at Libertas School of Memphis.
C.J. Harris said that one of his greatest challenges as a teacher in Memphis is keeping students’ “trials and tribulations” far away from his classroom.
Longtime pastor and community activist Charlie Caswell knows there isn’t a silver bullet for improving the lives of students in poverty in Shelby County, but he firmly believes he’s come as close as possible to finding one.