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September 12, 2018
Looking to curb absenteeism, other chronic problems, Memphis invests in data specialists with Gates money
Solving problems like chronic absenteeism is the goal of the nearly $1 million philanthropic dollars earmarked for 15 Shelby County schools.
June 12, 2018
Shelby County Commissioners recommend less aggressive pre-K funding plan
A committee of Shelby County Commissioners voted 4-2 Tuesday in favor of approving a plan that details funding for pre-K through 2022.
June 6, 2018
Here’s how Nashville, Memphis school groups will spend $150,000 grants
Metro Nashville Public Schools and the dropout prevention organization Communities In Schools of Memphis have won planning grants of $150,000 each. Recipients are…
May 31, 2018
Shelby County Commissioners reveal tentative plan to fully fund pre-K for families who can’t afford it
County government could add an additional $2.5 million for pre-K for the new fiscal year starting on July 1, according to a new recommendation.
March 26, 2018
Nonprofit charged with getting Memphis’ youngest students kindergarten-ready says city’s $6 million is just the start
The city of Memphis recently pledged $6 million for pre-kindergarten seats. But it's just a drop in the bucket of a $40 million pre-K plan.
December 19, 2017
Memphis gets back into education game with vote to fund pre-K classrooms
The measure, approved 11-0, did not provide a funding stream for the pre-K investment, but essentially holds Memphis to find a way to come up with $8 million.
December 1, 2017
Will pre-K put the city of Memphis back in the education business?
Three members of the City Council plan to introduce a resolution to support expanding pre-K in Memphis.
September 26, 2016
Memphis nonprofits are sharing what they know about students, and the shift is seen as paying off
About 400 conference attendees came to Memphis to learn about “data-driven outcomes” and “collective action" in education.
August 26, 2015
Memphis leaders tell students to ‘be present!’ while launching school attendance campaign
Addressing a chronic problem that drains both critical learning time and valuable state funding, community leaders in Memphis launch a campaign targeting student absenteeism.
June 23, 2015
Effort to embed literacy classes in summer camps explodes in Shelby County
The collaborative program aims to boost the proportion of Shelby County students who are reading on grade level—and keep them from sliding further behind over the summer.
June 17, 2015
Report: Memphis youth most frequently not in school or working
Nearly a quarter of the city's young adults ages 16 to 24 are considered "disconnected," according to a new report that aims to put economic data into action.
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