The coronavirus pandemic has forced widespread school closures in the United States and an unprecedented disruption of K-12 education. For children living in homes without broadband internet service, the lack of schooling cannot simply be replaced by online distant learning substitutes.
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.
More than 100,000 SCS students are at home in order to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. Students are scheduled to return to school on April 6, but school leaders are not postponing learning.
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.
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.
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.
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.