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August 28, 2019
At least 4 Memphis mayor candidates say it’s time to put city money back into K-12 schools
Chalkbeat surveyed sent a seven-question survey to each of the 11 mayoral candidates so that voters can have a better sense of their education agendas.
March 7, 2019
Two Memphis candidates for mayor have education backgrounds. Here’s what you should know
Two Memphians with education credentials are running to beat incumbent Jim Strickland in the city’s October mayoral race.
August 2, 2018
Votes are in: Harris is mayor, majority of funding body for Shelby County schools is new
The winners are important to public education because they will approve the final budgets for Shelby County Schools, which is Tennessee’s largest district, along with six suburban districts.
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.
February 26, 2018
Leadership that controls school funding will change in Memphis this year. Here’s who is running
Shelby County voters will elect a new mayor and a mostly new county commission this year.
August 18, 2017
Meet the Memphis educator leading the charge to take down her city’s Confederate monuments
Tami Sawyer sees helping teachers understand students’ culture and the broader fight for equity in Memphis as deeply connected.
August 1, 2016
Here are three state House races in Memphis where education groups are spending money
At least six candidates running in contested races for the Tennessee House of Representatives are attracting money from groups and individuals with education policy goals.
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