Language barrier adds to coronavirus concerns for Memphis parents

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: March 10, 2020 12:48 PM CT | Published: March 10, 2020 12:48 PM CT
Special to the Daily Memphian

Laura Faith Kebede

Laura Faith Kebede is a journalist and emerging public historian who freelances for the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and recently covered education in Memphis for Chalkbeat Tennessee.

Lori Gilbert, the president of Treadwell Elementary’s parent group, said some Spanish-speaking parents did not get the district’s robocall about a quarantined employee in Spanish until after school started.


Shelby County Schools Joris Ray Treadwell Elementary School Treadwell Middle School Coronavirus in Tennessee


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