Herenton will appeal SCS board vote to close one of his charter schools

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: May 03, 2019 9:50 AM CT | Published: May 03, 2019 9:50 AM CT
<strong>The board voted to keep open three out of six Memphis charter schools that appeared on the state&rsquo;s list of lowest-performing schools, and voted to close the three other charter schools on the list, all run by former superintendent and current Memphis mayoral candidate Willie Herenton.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

The board voted to keep open three out of six Memphis charter schools that appeared on the state’s list of lowest-performing schools, and voted to close the three other charter schools on the list, all run by former superintendent and current Memphis mayoral candidate Willie Herenton. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

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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.

The board voted to keep open three out of six Memphis charter schools that appeared on the state’s list of lowest-performing schools, and voted to close the three other charter schools on the list, all run by former superintendent and current Memphis mayoral candidate Willie Herenton.

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