9 Over 90: Margaret Taylor of Memphis Still Teaching

December 30th, 2013

Margaret Taylor received an East High School letterman’s jacket at a recent award’s banquet at the school. But she never played football, baseball or any other sport at the school.  Instead, Taylor was recognized for her education service over a career stretching through five decades.  read more »

FCBE Students Inspiring Others through Peer Power

December 18th, 2013

Fogelman College of Business and Economics (FCBE) students are actively giving back to their communities by mentoring lower-income, local elementary, middle and high school students. read more »

Peer Power Students' Classroom Performance Proves Impressive

November 25th, 2013

The Board of Directors of the Peer Power Foundation today announced that the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) data from 2012-2013 demonstrate that students involved in its privately funded after-school program are academically surpassing their fellow students.   read more »

Jones Keeps Peer Power’s Financial Foundation Solid

July 2nd, 2013

“I like to go places you can start with a clean slate,” said Jones, who was recently hired as director of development at Memphis-based Peer Power. read more »

FCBE Students Inspiring Others through Peer Power

June 12th, 2013

In addition to focusing on their own college-level academic development, FCBE students are working with Peer Power, a non-profit organization that hires and trains high-performing students to tutor and mentor their peers, encourage active learning, value education and be personally accountable for their futures. read more »

Teacher changes style to boost students' success

February 1st, 2013

Teaching has changed a lot in the past decade. A Memphis teacher learned that the hard way after she received evaluation scores that put her at the bottom.  Now, East High School teacher Meah King is adjusting her teaching style to figure out a better way to make sure her students are successful. read more »

Kelly Miller Named to Memphis Flyer 20<30 List

January 24th, 2013

Kelly Miller knows she could be making more money — a lot more money — working in the field of engineering science that she studied at Vanderbilt University. But she also knows that there are things more important than money. At least right now, at least at 23. read more »