By Samantha West, Chalkbeat Tennessee This story was originally published by Chalkbeat on March 28, 2022. Sign up for their newsletters at ckbe.at/newsletters When Sarah Carpenter and a…Read More Memphis Lift will open parent resource center thanks to $1.5M grant
A love-letter to the place where StoryBoard was born By Mark Fleischer I really didn’t think I would shed any tears. Not that I’m not…Read More Farewell to 902 South Cooper
Feature Image: Sophia Perry It is critical, now more than ever, to stay informed,stay compassionate, and stay willing to learn. By Sophia Perry, for Chalkbeat…Read More Protesting was empowering. It was also terrifying.
Feature Image: Signs bear the name of three black people killed recently throughout the United States during protests on May 27, 2020, in Midtown Memphis. (Joe…Read More ‘Mr. A, will I ever be a hashtag?’
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,…Read More Saturday school is out. Memphis district lays out options for school year calendar.
Feature Image: In July 2019, black male students gather at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis to launch Superintendent Joris Ray’s initiative to increase…Read More Memphis student: ‘George Floyd complied and he was still killed. What can we do at this point?’
Feature Image: A protester outside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn holds a sign after the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a…Read More ‘Moments like now are why we teach’: Educators tackle tough conversations about race and violence — this time virtually
Feature Image: A man rides a bicycle up to a law enforcement checkpoint on Friday, May 29 after the city endured a night of protests…Read More How is your school community talking about George Floyd’s death?
Feature Image: In this file photo from 2017, then-principal Debra Martin asks Alton Elementary students who will be attending the district’s summer learning academy. (Laura Faith…Read More Memphis summer learning will be online and smaller than usual
Feature Image: Superintendent Joris Ray speaks to reporters Monday about how the district will form plans to reopen Memphis school buildings. (Laura Faith Kebede/Chalkbeat) Laura Faith…Read More Here are the people advising Memphis leaders on how students and teachers return to school in the fall