‘You can’t educate dead kids’: 80 gather to protest in-person instruction in Memphis

Feature Image: About 80 people gathered at Shelby County Schools’ central office on Tuesday afternoon to protest in-person instruction. (Laura Faith Kebede / Chalkbeat) Laura Faith…

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Shelby County Schools board contenders talk pandemic, state testing, and ASD transition

Feature Image: Chalkbeat Tennessee moderates a forum on Zoom with candidates vying for seats in Shelby County districts 5 and 7. Bill Dries, The Daily…

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In the drive to reopen schools, Tennessee is distributing millions of face masks to teachers and students

Feature Image: The Tennessee Department of Health recommends that teachers, students, and staff wear face coverings to curb spread of the coronavirus during the upcoming…

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‘Remove the high stakes of state testing’ during pandemic, Memphis superintendent says to governor

Feature Image: Tennessee education officials rely heavily on student test scores for teacher evaluations that determine pay raises, and to decide when to intervene in…

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Tennessee schools with coronavirus cases may not close next school year. Here’s why.

Feature Image: Tennessee officials are urging local school leaders to keep children in traditional school settings if possible in 2019-20 as the coronavirus pandemic moves…

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Saturday school is out. Memphis district lays out options for school year calendar.

Feature Image: Parents and students walk to Delano Optional School in Memphis on the first day of school last year. (Laura Faith Kebede/Chalkbeat) Laura Faith Kebede,…

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