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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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

'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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

New Information About The Grading Scandal At Trezevant High School

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 ...

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

The ongoing audit of Shelby County Schools' high school records has garnered renewed interest after the principal who first reported possible grading ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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

"When we became aware of the situation, we acted," said Shelby County Schools chair Shante Avant.

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.

SCS Board Hears Findings From Investigation Into Trezevant Grading Scandal

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

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.

New Memphis program encourages more students to pursue careers in construction  Chalkbeat Tennessee

The after-school program is Gov. Bill Lee's latest push to train more high school students to enter careers straight out of high school.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

SCS superintendent Dorsey Hopson resigns  WMC

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

“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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

One person is recovering after a shooting in Frayser.

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.

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.

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.

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.

College readiness: How Cheatham, Robertson and Sumner Schools stack up  The Tennessean

Large numbers of students in Tennessee are not ready for college, according to newly released state data. The data shows how prepared public high school ...

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 ...

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.

Four things to know out of this week's special school board meeting on Memphis grade tampering  Chalkbeat Tennessee

For the first time since a principal's resignation letter rekindled interest in an ongoing review of grading practices, the school board meets to discuss the case ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

'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.

Three Schools Evacuated After Bomb Threats  Local Memphis

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

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

High school student, 16, exposed 'affair' with Tennessee teacher, 24, after she refused to pay $140  Daily Mail

Tennessee state officials released a more than 60 page document on Wednesday, documenting the relationship between the student and 24-year-old Jasmine ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

SCS educator says administrator changed students' grades  WMC Action News 5

SHELBY COUNTY, TN (WMC) - A Shelby County educator is speaking out about grades he said were changed for his students. It comes just days after similar ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Achievement School District Getting Bigger, Maybe Better | City Beat Blog  Memphis Flyer

The Achievement School District for low-performing schools in Shelby County will have eight or nine new members next year, including one high school that was ...

Family mourns mother of 4 killed in crash  WMC Action News 5

The family of a mother killed in a fiery crash held a candle light vigil in her honor Sunday night at Trezevant High School .

Tennessee two-step: Tigers' RB commit Richardson has size, speed  TigerNet

Running back commitment Cordarrian Richardson has an intimidating blend of size and speed, and he's pushing himself hard these days so he'll be ready to ...

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.

Mid-South players represent their schools in Mr. Football awards  WMC Action News 5

For the 31st year, high school's stand out athletes have been recognized and presented with the Mr. Football Awards for the standouts on the field.

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