Critical Focus Schools Meeting Monday at Fairgrounds

Parents of students in the 19 "critical focus" schools in the Shelby County Schools system and those who live in the communities around those schools will hear more about the plan to improve the low-enrollment, low-student achievement schools Monday, March 27, at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, 800 East Parkway S. at 6 p.m. SCS superintendent Dorsey Hopson is proposing funding to turn around the schools that would otherwise be proposed for closing and consolidation with other schools. The school district will provide bus transportation to the meeting from four central locations Hamilton Middle School, Hawkins Mill Elementary, Knight Road Elementary and Westwood High.

Naomi Klein Delivers Sydney Peace Prize Lecture Against Backdrop of Trump Win

"Economic pain is real and not going anywhere-four decades of corporate, neoliberal policies and privatization, deregulation, free trade, and austerity have made sure of that," said Naomi Klein upon accepting the Sydney Peace Prize. Canadian author and activist Naomi Klein accepted the 2016 Sydney Peace Prize in Australia on Friday, delivering a searing speech that reflected on Donald Trump's presidential victory in the United States and the factors that allowed it to happen.

Naomi Klein Delivers Sydney Peace Prize Lecture Against Backdrop of Trump Win

"Economic pain is real and not going anywhere-four decades of corporate, neoliberal policies and privatization, deregulation, free trade, and austerity have made sure of that," said Naomi Klein upon accepting the Sydney Peace Prize. Canadian author and activist Naomi Klein accepted the 2016 Sydney Peace Prize in Australia on Friday, delivering a searing speech that reflected on Donald Trump's presidential victory in the United States and the factors that allowed it to happen.