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…View More ‘You can’t educate dead kids’: 80 gather to protest in-person instruction in Memphis
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…View More Shelby County Schools board contenders talk pandemic, state testing, and ASD transition
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…View More In the drive to reopen schools, Tennessee is distributing millions of face masks to teachers and students
Feature image: A rolling protest outside outside of the Shelby County Criminal Justice Center May 21 called for the release of people held at the…View More “I feel afraid for my life.” Jail detainees testify to COVID-19 risks
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…View More Tennessee schools with coronavirus cases may not close next school year. Here’s why.
Feature image: Sha’Kira Carroll cooks at her home. Self-portrait by Sha’Kira Carroll. “I was worried about losing my job; I still worry. They’ve had to…View More Arkansas transplant feels adrift in Memphis when pandemic hits
This story was originally published June 24, 2020 by High Ground News. It’s been more than three months since the city and county mayors declared…View More Your questions for navigating life during the COVID-19 pandemic, asked and answered
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,…View More Saturday school is out. Memphis district lays out options for school year calendar.
Feature Image: Imani Polk launched Masked by Imani, a line of fashionable face mask, just before her fourteenth birthday. Polk is a Memphis native and…View More 14 year-old Memphis entrepreneur launches line of fashion masks for pandemic protection
Feature Image: Arise2Read staff and volunteers sorted 1,300 books into summer learning kits for kids who can’t attend their reading-focused summer camps this summer due…View More With camps closed, local nonprofits pivot to fight the summer reading slump