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.
"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.
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.
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.
A district spokesperson tells WMC Action News 5 the West Collierville Middle School had 325 students absent at the start of school Tuesday, and flu likely accounts for as many as 275 of those absences.
To kick off this Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, pioneers in civil rights history are being honored in Memphis. Nearly 60 years ago, three young African American students helped integrate Memphis City Schools by attending Bruce Elementary School.
At a time in their lives when kids just wanted to be kids, a group of first graders known as the “Memphis 13” took the first steps toward integrating Memphis Schools. Now they’re being honored for their heroism.
Mississippi doesn't require preschool.But the state is pouring more money into those programs. Wednesday's day at the Capitol for the advocates was also about raising awareness of the work being done with the state's little ones.
It's not May, but for some Tuesday kicked off Memphis in May celebrations. A train delivered the Memphis in May World Cargo Crate to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School. This year a train horn kicked off an important part of the Memphis in May celebrations.
A teacher at Oakhaven Elementary School has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage boy. WMC Action News 5 revealed the teacher has a criminal history dating back to 1992 at Jacksonville State University.
Records WMC Action News 5 obtained from the Tennessee State Board of Education show Marvin Eugene Straughter’s criminal history dating back to 1992 at Jacksonville State University where was charged with theft.
Last week, the Shelby County Health Department said the testing window was set to begin Dec. 10. But Tuesday afternoon Shelby County Schools told WMC Action News 5 the testing has not started, and they’re working to review all opt-in forms and documents.