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East High School
August 31, 2018
How one Memphis school is grappling to attract high-achieving students while also educating those left behind
Historic East High School is home to a new academy providing technical education with an emphasis on transportation skills.
March 14, 2018
‘Existing in a world of violence since we were born’: Denver students walk out in protest
Hundreds of Denver students walked out of their schools Wednesday morning.
February 12, 2018
Workforce training programs may soon look different in Memphis schools
A proposed revamp of career and technical education will be presented this month to the school board for Shelby County Schools.
February 9, 2018
Teaching makes me a better athlete, says Memphis educator bound for the Olympics
Sable Otey, a physical education teacher for Shelby County Schools, is a member of the U.S. bobsled team competing in the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.
How I Teach
February 2, 2018
This teacher uses Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois to tie the past to the present for his students
How do teachers captivate their students? Here, in a feature we call How I Teach, we ask great educators how they approach their jobs.
September 22, 2017
Denver East High principal Andy Mendelsberg out after investigation into cheerleading scandal
Former principal John Youngquist is leaving his administrative position with Aurora Public Schools to return to Denver to lead East.
August 7, 2017
Memphis students are back in school. Here are seven things to know about the upcoming year.
Many changes are at play across Shelby County Schools, Tennessee’s largest district.
August 4, 2017
East High opens Monday as a revamped T-STEM school. But confusion lingers on who gets to attend
Parents and community members are still trying to figure out who gets to attend East High School.
February 24, 2017
To convert historic East High into T-STEM school, Hopson taps proven STEM principal
Shelby County Schools turns to one of its veteran educators — and an East High graduate — to transform one of its most iconic schools.
January 6, 2017
It’s official. Big changes coming to historic Memphis East High School
For the first time, an all-optional high school is being established in Memphis under Shelby County Schools’ competitive academic program.
October 25, 2016
Memphis school leaders press ahead with T-STEM redesign of historic East High
Plans to transform East High into an optional school are advancing, despite pushback from the community and the denial of a federal grant for the program.
At a crossroads
October 18, 2016
Idea to turn East High into all-optional “T-STEM” school met with community resistance
Memphis school leaders cast their vision of what a revitalized East High could look like during a community meeting at the historic Midtown school.
October 12, 2016
Historic Memphis high school loses out on federal grant aimed at boosting STEM focus
The news is a blow to the district’s plan to redesign East, where last year’s enrollment of about 550 students was its lowest since the school’s opening in 1948.
September 15, 2015
Hopson proposes big changes to three historic Memphis high schools
Shelby County's school chief wants to merge Hillcrest and Whitehaven, and turn East High School into a Science Technology Engineering and Math magnet school.
The Memphis Model
August 10, 2015
As school year begins, teachers team up with in-class tutors at two Memphis high schools
The student-teacher ratio in strategic classrooms at East and Whitehaven high schools drops from 28:1 to 7:1, thanks to the new "Memphis Model" tutoring program.
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