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Martin Luther King Jr.
January 18, 2019
Water fountains, a march, and dreams: Brooklyn kindergartners learn about the civil rights movement ahead of MLK day
Like many schools across the city, kindergartners at New American Academy Charter School participated in several activities to learn about Martin Luther King Jr. Day ahead of the national holiday.
April 4, 2018
Living out the legacy of Dr. King, as told by three Memphis students
Some Memphis students were center stage during Wednesday's commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Others missed school to witness the day's events.
How I Teach
March 30, 2018
How one Memphis teacher brings the lessons of MLK to life – and how his students teach him back
Kyle Grady, a 12th-grade government and economics teacher, said the activism he has seen among his students has been inspiring.
March 20, 2018
More than 1,000 Memphis school employees will get raise to $15 per hour
The announcement comes about two weeks before marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., who came to Memphis to promote living wages.
March 12, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr.’s hope for equal education in Memphis still a dream, new book says
Memphis advocacy group Campaign for School Equity recently published the book to bring awareness to King's belief that education is key to economic equality.
Race & Class
March 8, 2018
Report: Black Memphians are better educated than 50 years ago, but child poverty is up
The University of Memphis report was commissioned by The National Civil Rights Museum.
How I Teach
February 16, 2018
This Memphis teacher went viral for holding ‘class’ on Facebook Live during a snow day
How do teachers captivate their students? Here, in a feature we call How I Teach, we ask great educators how they approach their jobs.
'I need fresh food'
January 26, 2018
Memphis elementary school students take a stand against grocery store closing
The Kroger store's closure will worsen a "food desert" in South Memphis.
Business of education
January 12, 2018
Memphis leaders say diversifying school business contracts will help in the classroom, too
Since poverty is a crucial factor in why many students fall behind in school, the lack of job opportunities for their parents must be part of the discussion.
October 3, 2017
As 50th anniversary of MLK’s assassination nears, Memphis students reenact a famous scene from 1968
Students learn about civil rights history through powerful black-and-white images taken by one of the city’s most famous photographers.
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