‘Million Dollar Scholars’ recognized in Memphis
Amelia Hamilton | April 18, 2016|   0
While schools frequently hold “signing days” to celebrate the athletic success of their students, highlighting where they’ve chosen to play their sport in college, Whitehaven High School in Memphis has taken the practice to the classroom, recognizing 51 seniors who were offered $1 million or more in academic scholarships. “There’s a belief that Whitehaven is […]
Tennessee students may be able to cross county lines for classes
Amelia Hamilton | April 13, 2016|   0
These classes would be taken through webcam or computer and paid for through a limited voucher program.
Leader chosen for innovation school in Memphis
Amelia Hamilton | March 31, 2016|   0
“It’s critical that the superintendent gets this hire right and it needs to be someone proven,” said Lionel Cable, who just left an iZone principalship to become an iZone instructional leadership director. “It makes sense to make sure a very strong leader is there.”
Survey shows more people moving from broadband to smart phones
Survey shows more people moving from broadband to smart phones
Johnny Kampis | March 29, 2016|   3
Why the drop? More people are accessing the Internet through the data plans on their smartphones rather than forking over the cash for high-speed Internet in the home.
Court may make Tennessee-North Carolina broadband a states’ rights issue
Court may make Tennessee-North Carolina broadband a states’ rights issue
Johnny Kampis | March 18, 2016|   10
“I think this is brilliant, and I think this is how the court is going to rule,” Szoka told Watchdog.org. “The FCC is not fundamentally ruling on communication. It’s trying to change who gets to decide on these networks from the state legislatures to the local governments.”
Program gives special needs kids real-world job experience
Amelia Hamilton | March 15, 2016|   0
At Fairview High School south of Nashville, Tennessee, special needs students take part in a program that gives them real-world experience in the marketplace. Working with Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe, they grow, package, deliver, and sell herbs learning about every aspect of business, from invoicing to profits, developing skills that will benefit them in their lives […]
Tennessee wrapping up state broadband access survey
Tennessee wrapping up state broadband access survey
Johnny Kampis | March 15, 2016|   0
The 20-minute survey offers separate questionnaires for households and businesses, focusing on who can access high-speed Internet, if they are choosing to use it and how they are using it.
Lawmaker wants to let rural residents petition for municipal broadband service
Lawmaker wants to let rural residents petition for municipal broadband service
Johnny Kampis | March 11, 2016|   31
Swann said that, under his plan, private Internet providers would be given notice if residents request service from their local municipal utility. He said that would spur competition, and give the free market a shot at the business.
Other school districts learn from Memphis innovation zone
Other school districts learn from Memphis innovation zone
Amelia Hamilton | March 01, 2016|   0
In many cities around the country, innovation schools — those given more autonomy than traditional schools traditionally have — are able to make changes and try new solutions to meet the needs of their students. Innovation zones (iZones) have a presence in both Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee. There are three schools in Nashville which make up the “iZone” created in […]
Magnet school to focus on medical career paths
Amelia Hamilton | February 22, 2016|   0
Magnet schools are a way for students to learn more about their interests and explore potential career paths — without paying tuition. The Jackson Sun in Tennessee reports that, next year, South Side High School will become home to a health sciences medical program offering four med tech programs. Students will be able to choose between […]