Most Memphis charter networks are reopening but most students aren’t returning

By , Special to The Daily Memphian Published: February 09, 2021 10:13 AM CT
Laura Faith Kebede
Special to The Daily Memphian

Laura Faith Kebede

Laura Faith Kebede is a distinguished journalist in residence at the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis. She leads the Institute’s Civil Wrongs project to write about historical cases of racial terror as a corps member for Report for America. You can follow her on Twitter @kebedefaith

Charter schools run by nonprofit organizations are allowed to make their own plans about reopening buildings. That means about a quarter of Memphis students attend public schools that are not obligated to follow Superintendent Joris Ray’s decision to continue all-virtual learning. 


Superintendent Joris Ray Shelby County Schools Memphis Academy of Health Sciences Wooddale Middle School


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