Shelby County Schools to focus on empowering African-American males

That student subgroup has lower graduation rate than others, data shows

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 22, 2019 5:16 PM CT | Published: July 22, 2019 4:00 AM CT

Joris Ray, Shelby County Schools superintendent, says he wants to change the school district's approach to educating black male students, in order to "change the face of SCS and change the face of Shelby County and Memphis." 


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Abigail Warren

Abigail Warren

Abigail Warren is a lifelong resident of Shelby County and a graduate of the University of Memphis. She has worked for several local publications and covers the suburbs for The Daily Memphian.


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