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Tennessee high school football schedule: Week 1  The Commercial Appeal

The TSSAA high school football season kicks off Aug. 21 and runs through Aug. 24. Here is a look at the schedule.



Records show more than 200 text messages between accused former SCS teacher and student  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A former teacher accused of sexual contact with a Trezevant High School student exchanged more than 200 text messages with the student ...



Memphis principal gets new assignment after probe into harassment and grade-changing at Kingsbury High ends  Chalkbeat Tennessee

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.



Teen mom at Trezevant High graduates with $1 million in scholarships, top honors  WREG NewsChannel 3

A Trezevant High School student has received more than $1 million in scholarships from at least 25 colleges. Now the young mother is sharing how she ...



Former Trezevant High teacher charged with sexual contact involving minor  WREG NewsChannel 3

A teacher at Power Center Academy in Memphis is on leave after she was arrested this week on charges of sexual contact with a minor.



Here's the 28 schools that would close, 10 that would see new buildings under Hopson's plan  The Commercial Appeal

See if your school is on the list to close, receive a new building or an addition under a preliminary proposal from Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey ...



Former Trezevant High School employee speaks out about principal’s resignation letter  wreg.com

A former Trezevant High School employee is speaking out after he says he was targeted in former principal Ronnie Mackins' resignation letter.



Addressing home builder gap, two Shelby County high schools offer construction curriculum  The Commercial Appeal

Gov. Bill Lee shares a laugh with Mayor Jim Strickland as they were both on hand Tuesday at Shelby County Schools Teaching and Learning Academy to ...



From failing to passing—Trezevant High grades changed in waves, years after students took the class  The Commercial Appeal

A Trezevant High School football player became eligible to play college sports after someone changed his grade in a reading class on his transcript from a 54 to ...



These Memphis schools now risk a state takeover  Chalkbeat Tennessee

While Memphis mostly received good news when the state listed its most underachieving schools last week, at least five Shelby County schools appear to be at ...



New Principal Named For Trezevant High School  www.localmemphis.com

A week from Monday, students at Trezevant High School will be heading back to class under new leadership.



Former SCS principal alleges academic scandal, corruption at Trezevant High School  FOX13 Memphis

The former principal wrote that he discovered the corruption after being named principal at the start of the 2016-2017 school year, but district leadership failed to ...



Documents reveal troubling details of former teacher's alleged sexual relationship with student  FOX13 Memphis

Sex, threats and violence – a former Memphis teacher's sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student has come to light a week after she was arrested for the ...



New leader pushes Trezevant High forward after grading scandal, low performance  The Commercial Appeal

Corey Kelly had already signed on the dotted line to become the next principal at Trezevant High School when a friend asked if he'd read the public, six-page, ...



'F' is for Fraud  Memphis Daily News

Just before the winter break, Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen had a lot of questions for the Shelby County Schools system. She had just ...



Did Memphis school leaders just get a pass in the $159,000 grade-tampering probe?  Chalkbeat Tennessee

After evidence surfaced of improper grade changing at a Memphis school, Superintendent Dorsey Hopson vowed that the district would put policies in place to ...



Police investigate sexual assault at Trezevant High School  WMC Action News 5

Police are investigating a sexual assault that was reported at Trezevant High School involving an employee and a student.



Grade changes pervasive in Memphis high schools, analysis shows  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Trezevant High, which prompted the investigation, isn't the high school with the most grade changes in Shelby County Schools, according to the probe.



Seven months after a Kingsbury High teacher came forward with allegations against the principal, the investigation is still ongoing  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Last spring, several teachers and a school counselor said Principal Terry Ross pressured them to promote students who had not earned a passing grade.



Amazon ‘future engineer’ program launches at 7 Mid-South schools  WMC

Amazon announced Wednesday that it will fund computer science courses in more than one thousand schools across the country, including some here in the ...



Missing documents bring early end to investigation into improper grade changes in Memphis schools  Chalkbeat Tennessee

The firm hired to investigate grade changing in Memphis schools gave up after determining that the paperwork needed to prove misconduct did not exist in just ...



JASMINE EDMOND: Memphis teacher arrested, accused of sex crimes involving 16-year-old student  FOX13 Memphis

A Memphis school teacher is accused of sex crimes involving a child.



Memphis principal demoted over grade changes will not be reinstated  Chalkbeat Tennessee

The dispute between the district and Smith boils down to how principals show evidence of changes to student grades.



What we know so far about an alleged grading scandal in Memphis, and why it's not as unusual as you might think  Chalkbeat Tennessee

In an era of high-stakes testing, educators are increasingly pressured to pass students, even if they haven't earned it.



Coach fired amid Memphis grading scandal will not be reinstated, board says  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Teli White's lawyer said his client is a scapegoat in a problem that goes beyond one coach and one school.



New Information About The Grading Scandal At Trezevant High School  www.localmemphis.com

A former Trezevant coach tells the Local I Team he isn't surprised student athletes transcripts were changed adding he believes it occurs across the district.



New principal named for Memphis school at the center of grading investigation  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Shelby County Schools turns to a veteran principal with school turnaround experience to take the helm of Trezevant High School.



Grade changing at some Memphis schools prompts state order for more audits  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Improper grade-changing at two high schools in Tennessee's largest district has prompted Education Commissioner Candice McQueen to order follow-up audits ...



Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson resigning Tuesday, sources say  The Commercial Appeal

Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson is announcing his resignation in a press conference Tuesday, according to three sources with ...



Weathersbee: Hopson leaves a way forward — and lingering issues — for Shelby County Schools  The Commercial Appeal

If one was to judge the success of Shelby County's schools under Superintendent Dorsey Hopson by glimpsing headlines earlier this month, it wouldn't be its ...



Trezevant football coach suspended in grading investigation  The Commercial Appeal

Shelby County Schools suspended Trezevant High football coach Teli White five days in the wake of a grading investigation.



Memphis teacher promised money to keep 16-year-old quiet about sexual relationship  TheGrio

A former Memphis school teacher had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student that was exposed because she reneged on paying the boy $140 to keep ...



Teen Mom Graduates High School as Valedictorian With More Than $1M in Scholarships  BlackNews.com

Lamyrical Harris, a teenage mother and a high school senior student in Tennessee, has recently graduated as the valedictorian of her class. She was also ...



At least five educators accused Memphis principal of pressuring to pass students  Chalkbeat Tennessee

At least four teachers and a school counselor have accused a Memphis principal of pressuring them to promote or graduate students who were failing, according ...



More Memphis area students are graduating high school. But what does that mean?  Chalkbeat Tennessee

The number of students graduating from high schools in Shelby County and across the state has been rising for the last 10 years, but recent allegations of ...



Memphis high schools bring home 4 state championships  WMC Action News 5

When it comes to football, Memphis definitely knows how to bring home a win. Four Memphis area high schools strived for perfection at the state championships ...



SCS Board Hears Findings From Investigation Into Trezevant Grading Scandal  www.localmemphis.com

Shelby County School board members learned some disturbing findings Tuesday from an investigation into the grading scandal at Trezevant High School.



SCS superintendent Dorsey Hopson resigns  WMC

Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson is expected to make a 'major announcement Tuesday.



Grade changing investigation spreading to other schools  The Commercial Appeal

Kirby High had 10 times the district average number of grade changes.



Family mourns 'senseless, unnecessary' death of Trezevant senior  WMC Action News 5

An 18-year-old Trezevant High School senior was shot and killed while walking home Saturday.



“It's time that we get answers," former Trezevant principal talks to FOX13 | FOX13  FOX13 Memphis

For the first time since he penned his explosive resignation letter, the former principal at Trezevant High School spoke exclusively with FOX13.



Here are more allegations from a principal's letter that's shaking up Memphis schools  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Grade tampering isn't the only concern being investigated in Shelby County Schools in the aftermath of this month's fiery resignation letter from a Memphis ...



Instead of firing Hamilton High School's principal, SCS votes to demote her  FOX13 Memphis

The Hamilton High School principal who was suspended in December will be demoted after Shelby County School officials said the principal admitted she ...



Memphis high school principal demoted over improper grade changes  Chalkbeat Tennessee

In new details released Tuesday, district officials say the principal gave her password to an employee, who then changed report card grades without justification.



Flyer encourages high school students to 'fight on sight'  WMC Action News 5

A flyer encouraging fighting at one Memphis high school has parents up in arms.



8 SCS schools changed grades to improve graduation rates, Audit finds  WMC Action News 5

A new audit shows rampant issues across Shelby County when it comes to changing grades in high schools.



Law firm combing records, talking to teachers in school principal’s investigation  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — More complaints against Kingsbury High School's principal, already suspended for harassment and bullying allegations, are coming to light.



SCS to investigate more schools in grade-fixing scandal  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — New information has been released about possible grade changing that is happening at multiple Shelby County high schools.



16-year-old arrested, accused of making high school bomb threats  WMC Action News 5

Police said a 16-year-old is in custody, accused of making the false calls to Trezevant High School and Douglass High School.



Teen exposed alleged affair with teacher after she refused to pay $140 blackmail: records  New York Post

An alleged sexual relationship between an algebra teacher in Tennessee and a 16-year-old student was exposed by the teen after the female educator refused ...



Hopson tightens who can revise student transcripts in response to grade changing in Memphis  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Shelby County Schools has slashed the number of people who have the ability to alter student grades, in one of several responses to a grade-changing scandal ...



Shelby County Schools board gives superintendent Dorsey Hopson a raise  The Commercial Appeal

The Shelby County Schools board approved a raise for Superintendent Dorsey Hopson on Wednesday. Board members voted 8-0, with Chris Caldwell ...



Kingsbury High teacher accuses Memphis principal of improper grade changing  Chalkbeat Tennessee

A Kingsbury High School math teacher has taken her allegations over improper grade changing public. Alesia Harris said the principal directed that 17 students' ...



Man arrested for allegedly flashing teacher at Frayser elementary school  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A Frayser man is charged with indecent exposure after police say he exposed himself to a teacher outside an elementary school.



Bright Spot: Frayser’s Youth Academy of Dreams  WREG NewsChannel 3

Meet the local police officer who is working to get kids off the streets in Frayser.



Caldwell and Kernell out on Memphis school board, other incumbents return  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Chris Caldwell and Mike Kernell lost to newcomers Michelle Robinson McKissack and Joyce Dorse-Coleman while Billy Orgel and Shante Avant kept their ...



SCS to fire principal accused of tampering with students' grades  The Commercial Appeal

The announcement comes on the heels of a major grade-changing investigation into Trezevant High School.



Top Memphis high school athletes commit with colleges  WMC Action News 5

Several Memphis high school student-athletes made their official college selection on National Signing Day.



SCS billboard featuring Yo Gotti removed less than 24 hours later  WMC Action News 5

One new billboard featuring a Memphis rap artist is down less than a day after it was put up.



How 'central office' in Memphis is taking on a new meaning under Sharon Griffin  Chalkbeat Tennessee

A year after becoming the first chief of schools, Griffin is working to make central office more responsive to needs of schools rather than imposing top-down ...



TTU set to host Blue Cross Bowl this week  Cookeville Herald Citizen

The dreams of players and coaches on 18 high school football teams will come true this week when Cookeville plays host to the BlueCross Bowl State Football ...



Coaching will be key as Griffin adds two from Memphis iZone to state district team  Chalkbeat Tennessee

After more than 20 years in traditional Memphis schools, Alethea Henry is making the leap to the state's controversial turnaround district and will bring with her ...



Memphis locals rally for extra school funding, demanding it be spent on student needs  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Lobbying for how Shelby County Schools should spend an extra $12.7 million just granted from the county's surplus, a crowd of 40 parents, students, and ...



Melrose football coach Teli White suspended amid Trezevant grading investigation  The Commercial Appeal

Melrose High School head football coach Teli White is serving his second suspension in connection with a grading scandal at Trezevant High School.



Memphis high school student killed in Saturday shooting  wreg.com

18-year-old Ryan Gilliam was a student at Trezevant High School.



Auditors: 98% Of Documents Needed To Investigate Grade Changing Shelby County Schools Is Missing  www.localmemphis.com

Missing paperwork shut down the investigation into grade-changing allegations at several Shelby County Schools. According to auditors, they don't have 98% of ...



Shelby County Schools says it needs to close more schools. Here are 25 that are at risk.  Chalkbeat Colorado

As the district embarks on a process to cut costs by closing schools, two dozen Memphis schools already have three strikes against them.



Bolton High School parent records SCS teacher's claims of advancing failing students  FOX13 Memphis

Ever since major allegations of corruption and fraud were reported Trezevant High School more people have been reaching out to FOX13 with their stories.



Trezevant Football Grading Scandal Mars School Turnaround  Memphis Daily News

At the last Shelby County Schools board meeting of 2015, the Trezevant High School football team stood before the board as state champions in their football ...



Teachers say pressure to pass undeserving students at root of SCS grade changing issues  The Commercial Appeal

When Michael Pleasants taught economics at Hamilton High School, he once had a student who stopped coming to school in the middle of the year. Despite her ...



Students walk out of Memphis high school to protest principal's suspension amid grade-tampering probe  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Almost 200 students walked out of class Wednesday morning at Hamilton High School to protest the recent suspension of their principal under the cloud of an ...



New program aims to make advocates out of Memphis high schoolers  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Ten schools in Shelby County are participating in the program, which tries to get students involved in education policy issues.



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 ...



Takeover of Raleigh Egypt Middle will test mettle of state's school turnaround district  Chalkbeat Colorado

Raleigh Egypt Middle School principal Ronnie Mackin looks ahead in a conference room wallpapered with printouts of every metric used by the state and local ...



Closer look at a few applicants for JMCSS Superintendent  WBBJ-TV

JACKSON, Tenn — Over two dozen candidates in the running to be the next superintendent of the Jackson-Madison County School Board. “We have a total of ...



Man arrested for injuring Germantown High School student with BB gun  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A young man is in hot water after he allegedly shot a Germantown High School student with a BB gun.



Evanoff: Amazon decision can motivate Memphis  The Commercial Appeal

Amazon's decision has turned out to be a pivotal one for Memphis. No, we didn't win HQ2, the proposed 50,000-employee office complex. We didn't make ...



Father of 3 shot, killed in Frayser  WMC Action News 5

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A man was shot and killed in Frayser. The shooting happened in the 2500 block of Smith Ridge Road. Memphis Police Department said ...



Melrose football coach suspended indefinitely by SCS  FOX13 Memphis

Multiple sources have told FOX13 that former Trezevant head coach Teli White has been suspended by Shelby County Schools in relation to a grading scandal ...



Shelby County School Superintendent Hopson announces plans to help failing schools  wreg.com

Superintendent Dorsey Hopson gives WREG and local media a preview of what he will present to Shelby County School Board.



Memphis Experts See Economic Growth Building Off 2017 Into 2018  Memphis Daily News

With resolutions made and the new year now, another annual exercise rises to the forefront – predictions on what Memphis and its economy can expect in 2018.



On registration day, school transfers based on experience, reputations  Chalkbeat Colorado

Shelby County students and parents shook off their summer relaxation on Tuesday and showed up to register for school in everything from flip flops and t-shirts, ...



'Enough is enough': Memphis students, families march against gun violence  The Commercial Appeal

Thousands of people are swarming downtown Memphis for the March For Our Lives, calling for stricter gun control laws and safer schools.



Alternative program gives troubled youth a second chance  wreg.com

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. -- Three Wooddale High School students will get a second chance after getting caught gambling and fighting in the cafeteria. They've ...



New Trial Denied For Memphis Rapist  wreg.com

(Memphis). On December 5, 2013, the Mid-South was prepping for the possibility of severe weather, but in a courtroom in the Criminal Justice Center, a jury was ...



Teen Mom Defies the Odds and Becomes Valedictorian, Wins $1 Million in Scholarships  LifeNews.com

A Memphis teenage mom's hard work and dedication to her son has paid off. ADVERTISEMENT. Ad Row 2. Lamyrical Harris recently graduated first in her class ...



Student accused of spray painting principal's car  WMC Action News 5

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - At least one student was arrested after vandalizing a high school principal's car Wednesday. According to the police report, the principal ...



WREG investigates illegal “youth sports” fundraisers  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- In oversized shoulder pads with their helmets bobbing around, dozens of children powered through another Spring Practice.



12 seek Jackson-Madison County school superintendent job  Jackson Sun

Twelve people have applied for the position of superintendent of the Jackson-Madison County School System.



Dream a Baseball Dream  Memphis Daily News

Memphis is Hoops City, a hotbed of premier basketball talent. That's why University of Memphis basketball coach Tubby Smith is under pressure. The best of ...



Where Do We Go From Here? | School Choice  Memphis Flyer

In last week's "Politics" column, I tried to sketch out the itinerary that brought us from a sense of distracted unconcern about Shelby County's two co-existing ...



Here's how the Covington Chargers stayed alive for a state tournament berth  Covington Leader (Subscription)

The Covington Chargers had struggled a bit at home all season, taking four of their 10 losses this season on the Castellaw Gym floor, most recently a one-point ...



Last Word: Don McMinn, Frayser's Recovery and The Clean Line  Memphis Daily News

Back in the late 1970s when Beale Street was still rotting and behind chain link fences and Downtown Memphis was in recovery in every sense of the word, ...



As school year begins, new lives for buildings, new staffs for schools  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Last year, the Shelby County school board approved the district's plan to close ten school buildings—the largest single round of closings in the Memphis history.



7-month-old breaks arm at Memphis daycare, mom shocked by employees' explanation  FOX13 Memphis

A Memphis mother turned to FOX13 after her 7-month-old son broke his arm at daycare.



Sister of suspect accused in Lorenzen Wright's murder speaks out  FOX13 Memphis

We're finally hearing from family members of Billy Turner, the man currently locked up in the murder of Lorenzen Wright.



Memphis mother says teen daughter is being sex trafficked, pleas for help  FOX13 Memphis

A desperate mother turns to FOX13 requesting help. This, after she said the Department of Children's Services put her 17-year-old daughter back out on the ...



Glankler's Hutton Adds Coat of Arms to Resume  Memphis Daily News

Robert Hutton has argued some remarkable cases as an attorney at Glankler Brown PLLC, including one before the U.S. Supreme Court. HUTTON.



Army National Combine participants  247Sports

Here is a look at the list of prospects expected to participate in the 2014 U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio on Friday, Jan. 3.



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