Laura Faith Kebede

Laura Faith Kebede covers Memphis schools for Chalkbeat Tennessee. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and most recently covered county government, schools and religion at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia.

SCS pauses teacher salary negotiations, citing pandemic’s effect on budget

By Updated: May 10, 2020 4:00 AM CT | Published: May 10, 2020 4:00 AM CT

Teacher association leaders objected to the pause, saying the district was using the pandemic as an “excuse” and that Superintendent Joris Ray’s administration has not explored all options to funnel more money to teacher pay.  

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