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Whitehaven High School
Politics & Policy
July 24, 2018
Whitehaven High principal not leaving school improvement program he helped start after all
Vincent Hunter isn't going anywhere.
June 29, 2018
Whitehaven High principal will no longer lead Memphis school improvement program he started
Vincent Hunter will return to overseeing one school, Whitehaven High School.
May 16, 2018
As Memphis expands its efforts to improve schools, one model is about to double in size
The Empowerment Zone, which will enter its third year in August, is a neighborhood-centric approach to improve schools.
March 14, 2018
Students in Memphis schools didn’t walk out this week, but they will soon
Walkouts are planned for at least six Memphis-area high schools April 20, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting that killed 13 students.
February 21, 2018
In rare move, Memphis community council proposes school closure
The Whitehaven Empowerment Zone leadership council says the district should close Manor Lake Elementary and merge it with Geeter Middle to make a K-8 school.
August 25, 2016
Memphis high schools change schedules to make catch-up classes the norm
Shelby County Schools is using a new remediation approach that doesn't involve adding time onto the school day.
July 21, 2016
‘We just want our kids back’: Charter leaders respond to student retention tactics used by Shelby County Schools
Memphis parents are navigating conflicting reports about schools that formerly were with the local district and now are charters under the state's purview.
July 5, 2016
New ‘early warning’ system aims to help Memphis high schools identify potential dropouts
A new early warning system coming to Shelby County Schools is designed to quickly alert teachers and administrators when a student hits indicators of dropping out.
Getting their due
April 15, 2016
‘Million-dollar scholars’ get spotlight at Memphis Whitehaven High School
Holding its Academic Signing Day, the school honors 51 seniors who have earned at least $1 million in academic scholarships.
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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