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March 25, 2019
Memphis parent advocacy group spreading model to other cities, most recently Nashville
Nashville is the latest city to copy pieces of the Memphis Lift model for engaging parents in advocacy.
November 15, 2018
Tennesseans reflect on Candice McQueen’s legacy leading the state’s schools
As Candice McQueen prepares to leave her role as chief of Tennessee schools in January, education leaders, advocates, and parents are weighing in on her legacy.
November 6, 2018
Students walk out of Memphis school demanding to know why principal and teacher were fired
The protest at the Memphis school follows months of unease as other teachers have quit and students and parents have not received clear answers on staffing changes.
October 26, 2018
As Memphis parents struggle to find information about schools, one parent group is calling for a simpler enrollment system
In unified enrollment, each family across the city would fill out a common application listing their top choices and submit them electronically by the same deadline.
October 17, 2018
Memphis parents demand answers on charter school principal’s abrupt departure
The answers were not clear, and after an hour of sometimes heated exchanges, advocates threatened to encourage parents to pull their children out.
September 28, 2018
Memphis school leaders refuse to answer further questions about grade-changing investigation
Refusing to answer questions about an issue that has plagued the district for two years is a departure from a previous examination of grade changing.
July 28, 2017
How one group is defying conventional wisdom on parental involvement in Memphis schools
Marking its second anniversary, Memphis Lift has risen from obscurity to influence on the city's increasingly splintered education landscape.
July 11, 2017
Frosty relationship thaws between parents group Memphis Lift and Shelby County Schools
Superintendent Dorsey Hopson pays a visit to Memphis Lift as part of the group's speaker series for parents.
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