Education

  Here’s how to watch ‘School on TV’ classroom lessons from WMC and SCS

Here’s a quick rundown on all the different ways you can watch “School on TV."

Second Grade

Third Grade

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High School

  List: Free meal distribution sites during COVID-19 outbreak

  WMC partners with Shelby County Schools to broadcast home lessons for students during COVID-19 pandemic

  Shelby County Schools closed until further notice after Tennessee governor asks schools to remain closed through April 24

  List of Mid-South schools closing or moving to online courses during coronavirus outbreak

  University of Memphis professor dies from COVID-19, medical examiner reports

A University of Memphis professor has died from the coronavirus.

  Mid-South Food Bank stepping up after SCS suspends meal distribution for students

Shelby County Schools announced Friday it will no longer be providing food for students while they are out of class for weeks on end. The district's plan to use its central nutrition center is canceled after one of its employees tested positive for coronavirus.

  SCS suspending meal distribution after nutrition employee tests positive for COVID-19

Shelby County Schools is suspending planned meal preparation and meal distribution indefinitely since an employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

Tennessee state lawmakers pass bill dropping testing requirements

State lawmakers passed a bill Thursday waiving several requirements for all Tennessee schools in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the tornadoes in middle Tennessee.

  Briarcrest students begin virtual learning

  Mississippi schools close through April 17 as COVID-19 cases rise

  SCS offering online and handout learning guides for students during the pandemic

  SCS turning to online learning, adding food distribution sites

  Shelby County Schools extends coronavirus closure until early April

  DeSoto County Schools holds meeting to discuss school closure issues

SCS releases meal distribution plan amid school closure

Shelby County Schools will be providing meals at 20 sites while the district is closed due to coronavirus concerns.

  Closing area schools will protect at-risk populations from COVID-19, infectious disease specialist says

Thousands of Mid-South students are getting an extended break from school. COVID-19 concerns have prompted many campuses to close, from Kindergarten to college.

Public, private Miss. universities moving to remote classes after extended Spring Break

All eight of Mississippi’s public universities are adjusting their schedules due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  Rhodes College suspending in-person classes, moving to remote learning

Rhodes College has announced a suspension of all in-person classes in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Mid-South colleges monitoring coronavirus outbreak

As the coronavirus outbreak grows, schools across the country are closing or moving classes online.

UT temporarily suspends in-person classes in response to coronavirus

The University of Tennessee is temporarily suspending all in-person classes beginning March 23 as a proactive measure in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

  SCS employee cleared from coronavirus quarantine, superintendent says

Wednesday, Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dr. Joris Ray announced that an employee who was previously quarantined after being in contact with coronavirus has since been cleared.

  Coronavirus concerns rise as colleges, universities approach spring break

"Is it even safe to come back?"

  Questions pile up for Shelby County Schools leaders about coronavirus response

So far, SCS has not said if the quarantined employee showed up to work after coming into contact with the coronavirus patient.

  See what Mid-South schools are doing to prevent coronavirus in classrooms

Several school districts and the University of Memphis have released statements about coronavirus, or COVID-19.

  Shelby County Schools employee, UTHSC faculty member in quarantine after contact with Memphis COVID-19 patient

A Shelby County Schools employee and a faculty member at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are under 14-day quarantines after coming into contact with an individual now diagnosed with coronavirus.

  Shelby County Schools taking precautions to monitor coronavirus risk

Over the weekend, officials with the Shelby County Health Department announced the first case of coronavirus in the Bluff City.

  University of Memphis says they are prepared for coronavirus outbreak

Shelby County health officials have confirmed the first case of the coronavirus in Memphis. Schools and businesses in the Bluff City have been preparing for a potential outbreak.

  Health officials stress spring break safety amid coronavirus outbreak

Health officials have issued a warning as spring break approaches for thousands of Mid-South students, and the number of coronavirus cases continues to climb.

DeSoto Co. elementary school administrator charged with DUI

A representative of Desoto County Schools confirms Holly Alexander is on administrative leave while the matter is being investigated.

Memphis Zoo offering summer camp scholarships to SCS students

The Memphis Zoo Education Department is offering scholarships to Shelby County Schools students for their 2020 summer camp season.

  Collierville Schools leaders prepare for coronavirus

State and federal health officials are urging school districts to develop a plan to handle coronavirus. Several Shelby County districts sent letters home with students this week explaining protocols.

  2nd lawsuit filed against Tennessee’s school voucher law

Tennessee’s much-debated school voucher program is facing a second legal challenge from opponents echoing previous concerns that the program illegally diverts public tax dollars to private schools.

Man tells story of North Little Rock 6

Richard Lindsey was a 17-year-old senior at Scipio A Jones High School in North Little Rock in 1957 when he and five other students tried to integrate North Little Rock High School.

  Arkansas Virtual Academy creates state’s first virtual FFA chapter

Virtual education can be a better fit for some students’ schedules; one academy is adding more opportunities for kids online.

Affidavit: 18-year-old arrested, accused of bringing gun to Memphis high school

Memphis police took an 18-year-old into custody Friday for reportedly bringing a gun to school.

UTHSC launches website aimed at educating the public about coronavirus

Friday, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center launched a website to provide the public with information and resources about coronavirus.

  Germantown student develops first Black History Month program for school

A Germantown High School senior made it his mission to celebrate Black History with a first-of-its-kind program at his school.

  Pending proposals would restructure IHL Board of Trustees

The state's Institutions of Higher Learning board of trustees are under the microscope.Their recent process of naming the Ole Miss Chancellor sparked protests. Now, lawmakers are pushing back on their power.

Miss. parents object to proposed bill that could kick special needs children out of scholarship accounts

Education related legislation moves through the process at the State Capitol.

Memphis Central High School to compete in prestigious jazz band competition

Memphis Central High School has been selected to compete in the nation’s most prestigious jazz band competition.

  Southwest Tennessee Community College to offer free hospitality class next month

A newly awarded grant from EDGE could soon open the doors for dozens of people to a career in hospitality.

  Hugs for Miriam: Students teaching acceptance and kindness with daily hugs for 4-year-old classmate with cerebral palsy

Every day before 4-year-old Miriam leaves her Memphis school, her classmates say goodbye with hugs and high-fives. Her mother says it means the world that they're showing acceptance and kindness to Miriam who has cerebral palsy.

Student illness closes more schools

Harrisburg, Calico Rock, and Palestine-Wheatley students received a couple of days off due to illness in the schools.

Palestine-Wheatley School District closed Thursday and Friday due to illness

A Mid-South school district has closed down for two days after an increased number of flu cases.

  School employees, parents raise money to buy vehicle for Germantown custodian

Robert Reed is the much-loved custodian at Farmington Elementary in Germantown. He loves his job so much, he’s willing to walk miles, literally, to get to work. His colleagues decided it was time to give Robert a lift.

  UTHSC scientists awarded $2M grant for diabetes research

Scientists at the UT Health Science Center in Memphis are hoping a $2 million grant will help them with a potential medical breakthrough.

Lafayette Co. Sheriff’s Dept. seeking information concerning recent threats made against schools

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is offering a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the individual responsible for making threats towards Lafayette County Schools.

  Victim kidnapped by former teacher settles lawsuit with Maury Co. School District

A former Maury County student who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted by her former teacher has settled a lawsuit with the school district.

2 SCS schools dismissing early due to power outages

A power outage in South Memphis is leading to the early dismissal of two Shelby County Schools.

Lafayette County Schools dismissing early for weather concerns

Students in Lafayette County, Mississippi will be going home early Wednesday afternoon.

‘This is not a position I take lightly’: Thomas Hudson releases message after being named acting president of JSU

Thomas Hudson has released a message a to the community just days after being named Acting President of JSU.

  Lawmaker calls for investigation of new Tennessee school voucher program

"I'm calling on the comptroller to investigate the voucher funding and where the funds came from and why they weren't fully funded in the first year as the state constitution requires," said State Rep. Bo Mitchell, D-Nashville.

  School closings announced in the Mid-South

School closings have been announced in the Mid-South. Winter weather hit the Bluff City area Thursday night, now schools have announced closings and delays for students.

UofM cancels summer programs to China due to coronavirus outbreak

The University of Memphis has announced it has cancelled its summer programs to China due to the recent outbreak of of respiratory illness caused by coronavirus.

  Shelby County joins lawsuit targeting Tennessee’s school voucher law

Filed in Davidson County Chancery Court Thursday, the suit claims the Tennessee Education Savings Account Pilot Program violates the Tennessee constitution.

  Tenn. lawmaker attempts to stop ‘lunch debt shaming’

One thing that lawmakers from both sides of the aisle agree on is that no child should go hungry at school, but they disagree about how the debt should be paid.

  Several Mid-South school districts dismissing early after severe weather threats

Multiple school districts in the Mid-South are closing early after severe weather threatens the area.

  Teacher’s Union wants to ensure proposed pay raises actually goes to teacher paychecks

Education was a key focus of Governor Bill Lee’s State of the State address. Lee laid out a plan with “record-setting” teacher salary increases and expansions for mental health programs.

  Germantown Planning Commission meeting about controversial cell phone tower near school

Germantown leaders will discuss a proposal that’s become quite controversial.

Bill being drafted would require computer science class in Mississippi schools

C Spire commercial gets more folks talking about computer science in Mississippi schools.

Multi-million dollar school set to open in Tipton County

A multi-million dollar donation is coming to Tipton County.

  Kate Bond Middle School safe to resume classes following suspected carbon monoxide leak

Shelby County Schools announced Sunday that Kate Bond Middle School is safe to resume classes Monday morning.

  Questions raise after incident sickens Kate Bond Middle School students

Kate Bond Middle School was closed Friday after more than 1,000 students and staff members were evacuated due to several students becoming ill.

  Teacher pay bill clears first step in Miss. Senate

The first version of a teacher pay raise bill is clear of its first hurdle at the State Capitol. And educators are pleased with the proposal.

  Oxford School District considers detectors to curb vaping

A Mid-South superintendent wants to do everything he can to educate students about the dangers of vaping.

SCSO: Juvenile arrested for reportedly carrying gun at Bolton High School

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Mississippi juvenile Thursday morning for carrying a gun on the campus of an Arlington high school.

Lead-contaminated water fountains removed from Rhodes College

Rhodes College has removed several contaminated water fountains after testing all fountains on campus.

  SCS superintendent searching for ‘change champions’ in first-ever State of the District

Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dr. Joris Ray is asking the community to be change champions. In SCS’s first-ever State of the District, Ray said the district needs resources-- both monetary and good word of mouth.

  West Collierville Middle School closed the rest of the week for increasing flu-related absences

The district says 462 students were absent Wednesday out of the 1,286 students enrolled.

  Shelby County School Board votes to keep three charter schools open

The Shelby County School Board decided to not close three charter schools at Tuesday night’s board meeting.

  SCS teachers protest professional development program at county school board meeting

Educators addressed the commissioners, expressing frustration about the district’s professional development program, and the required 64 hours of continuing education courses.

  Local Boys and Girls Club vocational program gains national attention

In a 23,000 square foot facility, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis trains hundreds of Memphis students for five career tracks: culinary, automotive, welding, logistics and information technology.