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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 ...

5 Great Things: Student athlete recognized, future engineers program  WMC

Spring is here! Here's a look at five of the Great Things that blossomed in the Mid-South this week.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Former Trezevant High Secretary Says Grade-Changing Happens All The Time

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( - The former secretary at the center of the grade changing scandal at Trezevant High School is breaking her silence.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Report: Dozens of Trezevant High School students got diplomas due to systemic grade changing  FOX13 Memphis

Shelby County Schools announced Tuesday that the investigation into past grade discrepancies at Trezevant High School has concluded.

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.

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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' ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

Two Trezevant Coaches Suspended Amid Grading Investigation  Local Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( - At least two Trezevant High School coaches have been suspended after the school reported grading discrepancies to ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Hopson says more firings possible as investigators dig deeper into Memphis grade changing  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Superintendent Dorsey Hopson said Wednesday that more people could be fired and even face criminal charges as a result of a deeper investigation into the ...

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 ...

Grade changing investigation spreading to other schools  The Commercial Appeal

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 principal suspended over grade changing, harassment accusations  FOX13 Memphis

Officials told FOX13 the principal of Kingsbury High School has been suspended.

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.

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

FRAYSER, TN (WMC) - One person is recovering after a shooting in Frayser. The shooting happened at the intersection of North Trezevant Street and Frayser ...

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.

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

The principal at Hamilton High has been disciplined for a "grade changing issue," Shelby County Schools said in a statement Tuesday. Chief of Communications ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Memphis high school student killed in Saturday shooting

18-year-old Ryan Gilliam was a student at 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Memphis orders a deeper probe into high school grade changes  Chalkbeat Tennessee

The firm hired to assess the pervasiveness of grade changes in Memphis high schools has begun a deeper probe into those schools with the highest number 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.

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.

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 ...

Tennessee player shows compassion when unconscious foe lands on him: 'I just laid there with him'  USA TODAY High School Sports

Trezevant (Memphis) won its second consecutive state football title by defeating Marion County (Jasper) 42-20 on Saturday. No matter what the stats say the real ...

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.

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 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.

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.

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 ...

2 Memphis football stars dismissed from college teams  WMC Action News 5

Two former Memphis area high school football stars have been dismissed from their college teams.

'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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Police name suspects in shooting that killed high school student

Police identified Marktavious Twilley and Terry Johnson as suspects in the crime.

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.

Three Schools Evacuated After Bomb Threats  Local Memphis

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

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 ...

Memphis police officers gift students in need  Memphis Commercial Appeal

Dozens of children and their parents filed into Trezevant High School's auditorium Friday afternoon to celebrate Christmas with the Memphis Police Department.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Tennessee's two largest districts defy state order to share student info with charters  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Elected school leaders in Memphis and Nashville are digging in their heels against a state order to release public information about their students to state-run ...

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 | 2015 SCIAA Middle School Volleyball Tournament  DigitalSports

SCIAA Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association/ SCIAA Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association. /; /; /. 2015 SCIAA Middle School Volleyball ...

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.

Memphis man hit and killed by vehicle in early morning traffic, police say  FOX13 Memphis

MPD is on the scene at Austin Peay near Stage Rd. in Raleigh after a man was hit by a vehicle in early morning traffic.

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

Roy Adams, who played a role in Alabama getting punished for recruiting Albert Means, passed away on Wednesday.

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 ...

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 ...

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