5-year low: Only 4 charter schools apply to open in Memphis

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: February 10, 2020 3:13 PM CT | Published: February 10, 2020 3:12 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.

If all the schools are approved, they eventually would enroll about 2,100 students, which would make a small dent in the district’s need for 44,000 more “high-quality” seats in various neighborhoods, according to the Shelby County Schools’ analysis.


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