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OPINION: Org alleges poll questions are biased against charter schools

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Jeanne Allen, the founder and CEO of the Center for Education Reform, has issued the following statements: Reports by news outlets today (Aug. 15), including Politico and the Associated Press, about the latest Education Next poll have it wrong. The poll does not show a drop in public support for charter schools; it shows a […]

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Southwest to fund interns for select Shelby, Fayette businesses

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Area small business owners can bolster their operations this fall with ambitious talent thanks to a $24,000 U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) grant awarded to Southwest Tennessee Community College and its Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC). The grant will fund paid internships for about a dozen Southwest students at area businesses in […]

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Eads pianist earns Five Year National Award

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Rose Guimera, 13, daughter of Don and Cora Guimera of Eads, has earned the Five Year National Award from the National Guild of Piano Teachers. She performed 10 memorized pieces each year for five years in Germantown’s Piano Guild Auditions, where she earned Superior Plus ratings. She received the Guild’s five-year pin and a porcelain […]

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Mid-South’s partial solar eclipse sparks awe and smiles

Patchy clouds and spots of rain kept some in the Mid-South from seeing Monday’s partial solar eclipse, but when the sky cleared those who got a peek through their protective glasses were oohing about the bright orange circle with a clear bite taken out of one side. At Bartlett High School, a flurry of students […]

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Bartlett schools complete $2.9M in summer projects

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Bartlett City Schools completed 13 facilities’ projects at seven of the district’s schools this summer. The work totaled approximately $2.9 million and is part of the district’s work to catch up on maintenance that was sometimes deferred while the buildings were under Shelby County School’s control. BCS Communications, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator Jason Sykes, provided […]

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$3.5M surplus has LSS eying athletics project

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Construction of Lakeland Middle Preparatory School came in $3.5 million under budget, and the superintendent and school board have an idea what to do with those funds: Get a head start on the campus’s athletic fields with the help of another $1 million in funds set aside by the city. At the Aug. 14 school […]

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Week 1: Journal West 10 Media Power 10

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The teams from the coverage area including Arlington, Bartlett, Cordova, Collierville, Germantown, Millington and South Tipton County are eligible to be included in this ranking. Each week throughout 2017, see how the poll shakes out. Here are the preseason rankings heading into Week 1.

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Summer’s over: First day back

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Above, Bartlett High School opened for the 2017-18 school year on Monday. Before diving into the first day of school, these two 11th-graders, Brooklyn and Shona, paused outside to catch up. Below, it usually isn’t a bright, sunny day when school starts again, with ominous clouds piling up on some years and on other years […]

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Immigrant families get rock star treatment on the first day back to school in Memphis

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Emerging from the shadows since federal agents raided several Latino neighborhoods in Memphis, immigrant families were greeted Monday by cheering neighbors and educators as they brought their children back to school amid assurances of protection. Holding signs such as “Bienvenido” and “Every Student is Welcome,” clusters of people gathered at the entrances of about 25 […]

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Princeton Review rates Rhodes College among tops in U.S.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rhodes College in Memphis announced that it has been ranked highly among the country’s top colleges and universities, according to The Princeton Review’s respected annual survey. The education services company features the college in the newly released 2018 edition of its guide, The Best 382 Colleges. Rhodes also earned top spots on The […]

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Briarcrest sophomore track star competes in Jr. Olympics

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Briarcrest volleyball team has winning GPA

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