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Shelby County Schools: Consolidation plan could close 28 schools, build 10 new ones  The Commercial Appeal

More than two dozen schools could close over the next 10 years under a consolidation plan from Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson that ...

SCS superintendent Dorsey Hopson resigns  WMC

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

Trezevant High School involved in grade fixing scandal  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A fraction of students at Trezevant High School got diplomas that they didn't earn, according to an investigation that was ordered by Shelby ...

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 ...

'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

But then Dixon Hughes Goodman, the accounting firm hired to dig deeper into possible grade tampering elsewhere in the district, gave up this week ...

Former Trezevant High School employee speaks out about principal's resignation letter

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

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 ...

New Principal Named For Trezevant High School

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

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 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, ...

Evanoff: Taking a look at Trezevant High, Memphis Brooks and I-269  The Commercial Appeal

Let's take a quick look at Trezevant High, Memphis Brooks, I-269 and other recent headlines: Trezevant. Reading about the Trezevant High scandal over inflated ...

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.

Hopson: grade changing at Trezevant High was 'criminal'  The Commercial Appeal

Shelby County Schools may seek a criminal investigation into grade changes made at Trezevant High School, Superintendent Dorsey Hopson said Wednesday.

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

Trezevant High Principal Resigns, Renews Allegations of Illegal Activities  Memphis Daily News

When Ronnie Mackin, the principal of Trezevant High School, reported a discrepancy last September in the transcript grades of some football players, Shelby ...

Student accused of hitting principal during fight at Trezevant High School  WMC Action News 5

A Trezevant High School student was arrested after striking the principal.

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 ...

Stanton Report Concludes "Systemic Pattern" Of Grade Changing at Trezevant High  Memphis Daily News

An independent investigation of grade-changing allegations at Trezevant High School made public Tuesday, Dec. 5, concludes there was a “systemic pattern” of ...

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 ...

Here are the Memphis schools opening and closing this school year  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Six schools will open and six will close as the new school year begins next month. This year's closures are composed mostly of charter schools. That's a shift ...

Yo Gotti billboard for Shelby County Schools gets mixed reaction  WREG NewsChannel 3

A billboard at South Bellevue and Walker featured local rapper Yo Gotti, aka Mario Mims, with the message "Product of Public Schools" along with the Shelby ...

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.

Grade changing investigation spreading to other schools  The Commercial Appeal

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

Shelby County Schools board shakes up, Caldwell and Kernell are out  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 ...

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' ...

Trezevant football coach suspended in grading investigation  The Commercial Appeal

Shelby County Schools suspended Trezevant High School head football coach Teli White five days as part of the investigation into altered student transcripts, ...

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.

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 ...

Memphis school leaders refuse to answer further questions about grade-changing investigation  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Refusing to answer questions about an issue that has plagued the district for two years is a departure from a previous examination of grade changing.

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.

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.

“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.

Trezevant student-athlete says allegations of grade changing are jeopardizing his future

Months after news of the grade-changing scandal broke, a Trezevant High School athlete speaks to News Channel 3 exclusively about how those allegations ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Successful Memphis football coach fired after academic fraud investigation  USA TODAY High School Sports

An investigative report found “pervasive” academic fraud at Trezevant High School in recent years, with at least 53 students who shouldn't have graduated being ...

Former Trezevant secretary: 'You fired me for no reason at all'  WMC Action News 5

A successful high school football coach is once again suspended for his alleged role in a grade changing scandal.

'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.

School board candidates debate issues of equity, safety during forum  The Commercial Appeal

Most of the 15 candidates for four board spots came to the forum Thursday night.

McQueen outlines state intervention plans for 21 Memphis schools  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has identified 21 Memphis schools in need of state intervention after months of school visits and talks ...

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 principal demoted over improper grade changes  Chalkbeat Tennessee

A Memphis high school principal suspended for improper grade changes that happened under her watch was demoted on Tuesday but not fired.

1 injured in shooting on N. Trezevant  WMC Action News 5

One person is recovering after a shooting in Frayser.

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.

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 ...

Yo Gotti billboard removal by Shelby County Schools sparks debate  The Commercial Appeal

The removal of a billboard featuring rapper Yo Gotti as a Shelby County Schools success story sparked online debate.

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 ...

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.

Instead of firing Hamilton High School’s principal, SCS votes to demote her | FOX13  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 ...

Hamilton High principal suspended over grading scandal  WMC Action News 5

Hamilton High School principal Monekea Smith is suspended without pay after a grading scandal.

Woman critical after shooting near Trezevant High  WMC Action News 5

A woman is in critical condition after a shooting near Trezevant High School.

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 ...

Mother of slain teen speaks out after three-day wait to ID son’s body | FOX13  FOX13 Memphis

The mother of a 17-year-old killed in Southeast Shelby County is looking for answers.

Former Hamilton High School Teacher Claims Someone Changed Student Grades

Another educator has come forward about the grading scandal at Shelby County Schools, after he said an administrator changed his students' grades.

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.

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

Here are the members of Sharon Griffin's new leadership team for the Achievement School District.

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 ...

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

Bomb Threats Called Into 3 SCS Schools  Local Memphis

Three Shelby County schools were on high alert today after three separate bomb threats.

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.

3-Attorney Panel to Review Mackin's Allegations Against Shelby County Schools  Memphis Daily News

A panel of three attorneys, including former U.S. Attorney Ed Stanton are investigating allegations of a cover-up, sexual harassment, theft and widespread grade ...

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.

6 Memphis-area high school stars win TN Mr. Football award  WMC Action News 5

Six Memphis-area high school stars were awarded Tennessee Mr. Football awards for their efforts this season.

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  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

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

New Trial Denied For Memphis Rapist

(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 ...

Woman kidnapped, robbed after stopping at Memphis gas station | FOX13  FOX13 Memphis

A Memphis woman is thankful to be alive after being kidnapped from an East Memphis gas station and having guns put to her head.

District Attorney called to investigate grading scandal at SCS | FOX13  FOX13 Memphis

FOX13 has just confirmed the Shelby County Commissioner chairman, Heidi Shafer, is calling for the District Attorney to investigate the grading scandal at ...

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

Tennessee high school students beat down 4-month pregnant teen in disturbing video: ‘She kicked me in my stoma  New York Daily News

A gang of Tennessee high school students brutally beat down a 4-month pregnant teen as she walked to class, shocking footage showed.

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

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

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

Royston Joins Planned Parenthood To Lead Volunteer Training Efforts  Memphis Daily News

Nikeisha Royston recently joined Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region as community manager, a role in which she identifies individuals interested in ...

Shante Avant to serve as next chairwoman of SCS board  The Commercial Appeal

Avant will lead the board with Stephanie Love as vice chairwoman.

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 ...

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 ...

Alternative program gives troubled youth a second chance

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

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 ...

SCIAA Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association | 2017 Shelby Metro Sports & Awareness Camps  DigitalSports

SCIAA Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association/ SCIAA Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association. /; /; /. 2017 Shelby Metro Sports ...

Roy Adams, key figure in Albert Means investigation, passes away

Roy Adams, a central figure in the NCAA penalizing Alabama for its recruitment of Albert Means, passed away on Wednesday. He was in his mid-70s, according ...

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.

marches in the SCIAA parade of Champions - Georgian Hills Middle School  DigitalSports

Georgian Hills Middle School participated in the “Parade of Champions” event to honor the TSSAA BlueCross Bowl State Champs from Trezevant, Whitehaven, ...

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 ...

Thieves in Mississippi finding new way to steal credit card info from gas pumps | FOX13  FOX13 Memphis

Thieves in Corinth, Mississippi are finding a new way to steal your credit card info at the gas pump.

SCS Attendance Zone Proposal Affects 7000 Students  Memphis Daily News

Shelby County Schools board members got their first detailed look Wednesday, Feb. 19, at a set of more than two dozen changes in student attendance zones in ...

Questions remain after de-annexation input meeting  The Commercial Appeal

Residents got the opportunity to voice their opinions Thursday as Memphis moves toward de-annexing seven areas.

Memphis records 10th homicide of year  Memphis Commercial Appeal

Memphis has been on a deadly streak. Already this year, the city has had 10 homicides — three times as many compared to this time last year when three men ...

Recruiting Wars  Memphis Daily News

Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley is in his eighth year in the NBA. But he's just 27 years old and his 10-year class reunion at Lawrence North High ...

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.

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