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December 14, 2017
A new Memphis nonprofit sees training teachers in dyslexia therapy as key to closing literacy gap for all
Michelle Gaines and Krista L. Johnson founded ALLMemphis, a nonprofit, in June to boost overall reading comprehension and fill a gap they see in local classrooms.
meet the new boss
May 13, 2017
Q&A: New Detroit superintendent Nikolai Vitti is looking for a city house, schools for his kids, and — maybe — a ‘fit’ for Alycia Meriweather
Detroit’s next schools superintendent plans to arrive in the city as soon as May 22 and has a long to-do list for his first few weeks.
August 8, 2016
These parents and educators will decide how Tennessee should help kids with dyslexia
A new state advisory council will tackle the way students with dyslexia learn in Tennessee schools.
Choosing to refuse
March 16, 2016
Opt-out movement gains foothold in Tennessee as more parents and students refuse state assessment
The opt-out wave is beginning to gain traction in Tennessee, a year after mass numbers of students refused tests in states including New York, Washington, and Colorado.
Dealing with dyslexia
March 14, 2016
Parents push for more screening, support for students with dyslexia
Parents across the state push for a bill that would require early screening for dyslexia, which affects up to one in five children.
September 23, 2015
Chalkbeat CEO to deliver keynote address in Memphis on teaching
Chalkbeat CEO Elizabeth Green will deliver the Oct. 1 keynote address of the 2015-16 Community Education Series hosted by the Erika Center at Bodine School in Germantown.
March 18, 2015
Educators praise decision to leave dyslexia training bill largely unchanged
Educator Denise Lessow spent much of today worried that legislators would amend a bill intended to help teachers recognize students struggling with dyslexia in ways that…
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