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As students look for additional help with ACT prep, Memphis library pilots new program

“I feel like my school courses didn’t prepare me for any of this,” one student said. → Read More

Is your school one of 427 in Tennessee honored as 'reward schools?'

The 427 Tennessee schools make up the largest number of top-performing schools, breaking last year’s record of 318 schools. → Read More

Is your school one of 427 in Tennessee honored as 'reward schools?'

The 427 Tennessee schools make up the largest number of top-performing schools, breaking last year’s record of 318 schools. → Read More

Ready to ‘make a change,’ 600 new Memphis teachers excited for the first day of school

Amid Tennessee literacy push, new Memphis teacher wants to ‘help students enjoy reading’ → Read More

‘Angry they haven’t learned it sooner,’ advocates want more LGBTQ curriculum in Tennessee schools

Three other states have recently passed laws requiring LGBTQ-inclusive curricula, which research shows is key to creating safer school environments. → Read More

‘Angry they haven’t learned it sooner,’ advocates want more LGBTQ curriculum in Tennessee schools

Three other states have recently passed laws requiring LGBTQ-inclusive curricula, which research shows is key to creating safer school environments. → Read More

How one University of Memphis program is training teachers to get ‘comfortable’ with robotics

The program takes Tennessee — and the nation — one step closer to producing professionals capable of meeting the rising demand for science and robotics specialists. → Read More

Busing students to integrate Memphis schools was maligned by some, ‘opened a whole new world’ for others

We asked our readers to share their experiences with busing in Memphis. Here's what they had to say. → Read More

Ten new schools will open in Memphis this academic year, five have closed

This is the second consecutive year in which more charter schools than traditional district schools have shuttered. → Read More

Scenes from a Memphis job fair: How one veteran teacher is struggling to return to the kindergarten classroom

Ninety-seven percent of district positions are already spoken for. But like every year, a few positions in every grade and almost every subject remain open. → Read More

Scenes from a Memphis job fair: How one veteran teacher is struggling to return to the kindergarten classroom

Ninety-seven percent of district positions are already spoken for. But like every year, a few positions in every grade and almost every subject remain open. → Read More

Study: For toddlers, video-chatting can’t replace in-person, supportive learning

“At the age of two, they need adults — not just screens — to help them understand how screens work,” the lead author of the study said. → Read More

Study: For toddlers, video-chatting can’t replace in-person, supportive learning

“At the age of two, they need adults — not just screens — to help them understand how screens work,” the lead author of the study said. → Read More

Tell us about your experience with busing in Memphis schools

If you were a student, a parent, or a teacher during the more than two decades that Memphis relied on crosstown transportation to keep schools integrated, we’d love to hear about your experiences and how you think they shaped your life. → Read More

Tennessee hopes fears of religious indoctrination will diminish with new social studies standards

New social studies standards will soon reach Tennessee classrooms. Here’s what they’ll mean for students, teachers. → Read More

Tennessee’s summer reading camps are popular, getting results — and in peril

Federal funding has dried up for the popular program now serving 9,000 students in two-thirds of the state's school districts. → Read More

Tennessee’s summer reading camps are popular, getting results — and in peril

Federal funding has dried up for the popular program now serving 9,000 students in two-thirds of the state's school districts. → Read More