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SCS "blended learning" pilot program gets grant money

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shelby County Schools received a $2.6 million grant from the Plough Foundation to help fund “blended learning” in iZone schools.

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coronation was a perfect event to make me want to go to more. Good thing there are tons of options on the calendar.

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School safety: SCS asks students to text tips anonymously

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shelby County Schools and Crime Stoppers said they are pushing harder than ever, asking students to come forward before bad things happen. 399 more words


Crumbling old Melrose High School building causing concern

ORANGE MOUND, Tenn. — Falling brick and debris from the old Melrose High School had people in Orange Mound worried about their safety.

The 100-year-old building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001, but many people at the Orange Mound Community Center, which sits right next to it, said they want it torn down. 245 more words


SCS explains disciplining, working with students who act violently

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — There have been reports of multiple fights on mid-south school buses this week.

Shelby County Schools explained only about three or four percent of SCS students act violently and are considered eligible for expulsion. 258 more words


Airways Middle will likely close due to poor test scores

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Monday night Chania, a first year student at Airways Middle School, learned it will also be her last.

Shelby County Schools will shut down Airways and move all students to Sherwood Middle, pending board approval. 172 more words


School board member calls bus driver example of "what not to do"

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A bus driver caught on camera cursing at children was placed on administrative leave.

The incident is the latest of many issues and incidents plaguing drivers — from accidents to arrests. 292 more words